Re: Theatrical Hi-Def
- Thank you very much, Joe. I will contact you shortly about that pdf file. At the moment, I'd like to leave open a question about archiving: if chemical prints are subject to what amounts to a photocopy reductio, what is going to preserve films in the very long term?
--- In email@example.com, Joseph Kaufman <joka@...> wrote:
> >I'm hoping "Summertime" will be available looking as lush and dense
> >as it can be 500 years from now, and I'm guessing that digital
> >promises better storage over the centuries than preserving camera
> >negatives and archival prints .... Thus the best candidate for
> >saving film history appears to be digital storage.
> Peter, digital storage of motion picture material is a huge can of
> worms. It can be tremendously expensive and require copying over
> every couple of years to help ensure data integrity. If you want to
> go into this subject further, I can e-mail you off-list a pdf file
> called THE DIGITAL DILEMMA: STRATEGIC ISSUES IN ARCHIVING AND
> ACCESSING DIGITAL MOTION PICTURE MATERIALS, put out by the Science
> and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
> Sciences. It runs 84 pages and goes into quite some detail on the
> problems of digital storage and current practice both inside and
> outside the movie industry.