Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Digital Restoration cum laude

What takes 700 Mac G5's and 700 terabytes of storage?

Wired News takes you inside THE premiere digital restoration house. Those who have decaying footage from even twenty years ago can be redeemed. If you've ever scanned one frame of a film negative or positive and tried to work with it, you'll know how time consuming it can be. Image 90 minutes worth of 35 mm film frames. 24fps times 90 minutes times 60 seconds per minute equals 129,600 frames. How much time do you have?

Ever use a $300k scanner in a temperature controlled room? (I wonder what the overhead is.) Read the whole story from the link below.

Aging Films Get a Digital Facelift

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