Motion smoothing and the soap opera effect on Samsung TVs

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Motion smoothing features eliminate ghosting and blurring that occurs from fast moving images. On Samsung TVs these are known as Auto Motion Plus or Picture Clarity. These motion smoothing settings look great on live TV, like sporting events or parades, which are filmed at 30 frames per second. Most movies, however, are filmed at 24 frames per second and are not intended to be viewed with these features. When turned on, this causes the dreaded soap opera effect. Let us show you how to change these settings on your TV or Odyssey Ark gaming screen.

Change Motion smoothing settings on your TV

  1. Navigate to Settings > Picture  > Expert Settings > Auto Motion Plus Settings (Picture Clarity Settings).

  2. The default setting is Auto. This means the feature automatically turns on and off based on the type of program being watched.

  3. Select Auto Motion Plus (Picture Clarity) to change the setting to either Off or Custom.

    Auto Motion Plus set to Custom with a list of options below it

If you select Custom, three additional options are available:

  • Blur Reduction: Use the directional keys on the remote to adjust the Blur setting.

  • Judder Reduction: Use the directional keys on the remote to adjust the Judder setting.

  • LED Clear Motion: This option allows you to configure the LED backlight to sharpen fast-moving images. Select to turn On or Off.

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