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Even in a world dominated by pixels and the "new aesthetic," there are a number of us who still love the seemingly undefinable look of celluloid film. Now, you can match it with digital video, very closely. In a major new review of Film Convert, Peter Haas shows how

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

Film Scanning for the future with 4K Blackmagic Cintel

Published in Post

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

How to understand Dynamic Range

Published in Technology

Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology

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

Digital Bolex: It's a drama

Published in Business

Never mind that it will be used to shoot drama - the story behind the design and production of the Digital Bolex D16 is a drama in itself

Film vs Digital: here's the reality.

Published in Technology

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

 If you live in the US and want to see a Paramount movie on 35mm, you're going to have to go and watch Anchorman 2. Well, it is described as “nearly as funny as its predecessor” on Rotten Tomatoes

The solution to future-proofing archive? How about film?

Published in Technology

It's a suggestion that runs directly counter to the past few years’ worth of digitisation efforts, but the producers of feature documentary ‘Side by Side’ have chosen to archive their movie on film stock. They might have a point

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