Re: AMC "Film Preservation Festival"?

From: David P. Hayes
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.past-films,
Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 9:56 AM

David Mullen wrote in message …
>We've had this discussion before - for one thing, scanning and storing a
>feature at full film resolution is not cheaper than current methods. Plus,
>how can the electronic storage of a photochemical image be "more accurate"
>than photochemical storage?

The shades of gray or of color achieved by film-based copying methods are subject to slight inaccuracies owing to safety film not having the same range of hues as nitrate, to operator effort, to some ranges of light level within a shot being brought out better in the copy than others, and to chemical inconsistencies. The focal precision of the copied image is subject to the placement of grains on the copy stock, which is outside the control of those copying one image to another.

David Hayes


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