Anyway, because both Cruise and McQuarrie are just so passionate about this issue, they took a break from filming "Top Gun: Maverick" to tell you that if you do happen to watch "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" - which, hey Cruise starred in and McQuarrie directed - that you should dig into your television settings and turn off this feature.
The star of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" was joined by the movie's director, Chris McQuarrie, in a video posted Tuesday explaining what motion smoothing on high-definition TVs is, and why movie fans should turn it off. Cruise and McQuarrie mention that Hollywood is in talks with TV manufacturers to get them to rethink how video interpolation is accessed, hopefully leading to more viewers seeing films and TV shows as they were meant to be seen.
People also loved the Cruise-McQuarrie PSA pairing more than they would have ever thought.
"Video interpolation, or motion smoothing, is a digital effect on most high definition televisions and is meant to reduce motion blur in sporting events and other high definition programming".
Nope, it's all about that "video interpolation".
But the feature has "an unfortunate side effect when watching films" - it makes them look like they were shot on high-speed video rather than film, or "the soap opera effect, as Cruise calls it".
The "soap opera effect", AKA video interpolation or motion smoothing, is a default setting on most HDTVs that adds additional frames between the existing ones to sharpen the images on TV.
It's a matter close to Tom Cruise's heart and to your eyes.
Watch the PSA in the video above, and be sure not to miss Cruise's next film, Mission: Impossible - Best Buy, when it hits theaters in 2019.