LG OLED TVs to Get Rid of Opera Soap Effect for Amazon Prime Movies Soon


In 2018, Tom Cruise and other actors advocated for motion processing to be turned off when watching movies. It took a few years for this to happen, but companies like LG are finally listening to this demand.

LG has announced that it will automatically activate Filmmaker mode which turns off motion tween – the source of the Opera Soap effect – when watching movies on Amazon Prime Video.

The mode has been available for a few years, almost since the PSA made the rounds, but before you had to go to the settings and activate it manually.

The software update rolled out this week will impact all LG 4K and 8K TV models this year and last, including LG C1 OLED, LG CX OLED, LG GX OLED, LG G1 OLED. , LG BX OLED, its Nano Cell series. and also its new QNED TV series televisions.

Analysis: what is motion interpolation used for?

Motion interpolation, motion smoothing, or motion processing, as you may have heard from our reviews, describes the process of artificially creating images between already existing images in movies and TV shows. television to “smooth out” the movement.

When watching sports this can be useful as it allows players to move more naturally and can make it easier to follow the action on the pitch.

However, problems arise when aggressive motion processing and image sharpness convert 24 or 30 frames per second video to 60 frames per second. This gives the impression that dramatic dialogue scenes with little or no movement look like they were shot with a cheap camera – hence the term “Opera Soap Effect”.

In an ideal world, TVs would be smart enough to recognize the type of content on the TV and adjust settings accordingly. We’re getting there with built-in game modes that allow for low automatic latency, but we’ll need more advanced processors before TVs can begin to perfectly distinguish drama from sports content to apply the right settings.

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