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Film vs Digital: here's the reality.

Published in Technology & Computing

We're drilling down to the essence of the difference between analogue and digital. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this persistent question. It's a fascinating read, and is pretty definitive on the subject

Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology & Computing

Adding noise to video may seem daft, but sometimes, it's the best thing to do

Can film in the UK make a comeback? Cinelabs International certainly seem to think so, as they have just acquired Bucks Media Services which is one of the few small film labs left in the UK

ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age.

Mexico: Putting the "business" in to film

Published in Business

Mexico, with its lengthy border with the USA, has a thriving culture, but lacks the financial means to compete with it's northern neighbour. Sergio L. Brito explains about Mexican history, culture and film making.

Aaton reportedly out of business

Published in Business

News is circulating that Aaton have gone into insolvency

Is this finally the end for film?

Published in Technology & Computing

ARRI's Alexa 65mm has made us think that it's a good time to look again at this question

Last chance for film

Published in Business

Much as it’s clear that the writing is firmly on the wall for film, it’s still a bit sad to see people like Fuji finally shutting up shop. Their UK office closes today, leaving Kodak the only game in town

(This was an incredibly popular article when we ran it originally this year. In case you missed it, here's another chance to read it). It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've identified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.

Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock - Super 8mmm

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