Tips on how to choose a home theater projector--Motion compensation.

by Chelsea . on April 14, 2022

What is motion compensation? Does it matter?

What is motion compensation?

When we use projection equipment to watch movies, games or other high-speed moving pictures, we often encounter problems such as unclear picture quality, severe smearing and shaking. This is because the frame rate of network video images is concentrated at 24-30 fps, far from the limit of 55 fps that the human eye can perceive, so the viewing experience can be very poor.

The tech of motion compensation can fix the problem to a large extend.

The motion compensation function is to improve the smoothness of the picture through an algorithm. It processes the original 24 frames of video into 60 frames or even 120 frames, so as to avoid problems such as screen jitter, ghosting and smearing.

To put it simply, the built-in chip of the projector judges the motion trajectory of the dynamic picture, and then generates picture frames that are not in the original video, and inserts them between the original frames. This naturally makes the picture more coherent, reduces the smear of the picture, and the picture is naturally clearer.

Does it matter to use the motion compensation function?

Now that smart projectors basically support motion compensation, does the motion compensation function need to be always on?

In fact, there is no need to keep motion compensation on all the time.

When playing ultra-dynamic pictures, such as high frame rate games or sports games, turning on the motion compensation function will have a better picture effect and a better experience.

If you are playing a low dynamic picture, such as an online TV series, then there is no need to turn on motion compensation, because there is no obvious change effect. Therefore, it is necessary to choose whether to open or not to open the motion compensation according to the actual situation.