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Analogue Film: the Sequel

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes looks at how Ferrania could be generating new prospects for photochemical film

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

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

Aaton reportedly out of business

Published in Business

News is circulating that Aaton have gone into insolvency

(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.

Super 8 is becoming popular again

Published in Technology & Computing

"...it's perhaps surprising that the Super-8 film format is still – in what we might have expected to be the twilight of its years – quite popular. The popularity of retro-styled web imaging services like Instagram is another instance of what I suspect may be the same trend, and goes some way toward confirming the suspicion that distressed images are now just as fashionable as distressed jeans"

Film Scanning for the future with 4K Blackmagic Cintel

Published in Post & VFX

 Where's the best source for 4K material? Old films. Blackmagic brings down the cost of film scanning

Arguments about film vs digital are more numerous and more subtle than "which looks better?". It affects everything. Here's what people at the coal-face think. By Matt Aindow

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Film fights back in Christopher Nolan's latest film

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