Originally Posted by NNate
Thanks for the response. Sounds like I'll never need to use "Film Mode" with my current setup if that is the case.
Any idea why the MotionFlow is much less evident now with Film Mode off - much less "soap opera" look? I can tell it's there with 24p material, but not so much with 60i/p.
In any case, I wish I had found this setting sooner. What a difference.
I'm not sure I noticed a difference in MotionFlow for 60i/p content (Planet Earth 2011 edition Blu-Ray) based on whether or not I had "Film Mode" engaged, but if you're definitely noticing it, then I believe you.
I can take a guess as to what's going on:
With "Film Mode" engaged, perhaps the algorithm was
correctly taking your content (which was...?) and reverting it to 24p. With 24p content, MotionFlow has many more frames it can generate (for, e.g., 5:5 pulldown, it can generate anywhere from 1 to 4 extra frames, though I don't know what it actually does or it ever even runs 5:5 pulldown). With 60p content, a 120Hz TV can at most generate 1 extra frame in between frames.
Therefore, when I watch 60i/p content (Planet Earth) w/ Film Mode 'off', MotionFlow barely does anything. Compare that to the 24p version of Planet Earth (2006 release); even MotionFlow 'low' has a bit of soap opera effect (which, incidentally, I don't mind for Planet Earth... the motion smoothing actually helps).
So if 'Film mode' were correctly generating 24p frames from my 60i/p (I don't know what it actually is; box says 60i, but projector says it's receiving 1080/60p from my PS3), then there'd be no difference between the 2006 & 2011 releases of Planet Earth. Perhaps 'Film mode' just wasn't working for me w/ the 2011 Planet Earth release, but was working for whatever content you were watching & actually generating 24p content from the 60i/p content you were feeding it. In which case, MotionFlow would have much more 'room' to operate (it can generate more frames).