The frame and field rates that have been used for Television since the 1930s cause problems for motion portrayal, which are increasingly evident on the large, high-resolution television displays that are now common. In this paper we report on a programme of experimental work that successfully demonstrated the advantages of higher frame capture and display as a means of improving the quality of television systems of all spatial resolutions. The greater realism of motion portrayal obtained at higher frame rates is required to present a truly immersive experience.

This document was originally published as a paper and presentation at the NEM Summit, Turin 28 September 2011, and is also published as BBC R&D White Paper 209.