[Tig] size of lab roll

john.pytlak at kodak.com john.pytlak
Mon Feb 28 13:27:04 GMT 2005

Roll size is really a matter of what the lab or transfer house is equipped 
to handle properly, and how comfortable they are with handling larger 
rolls without risk of cinching or dishing.  AFAIK, Kodak has no official 
recommendation, although Kodak raw stock is obviously available in long 
rolls for those who need it.

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Rob Lingelbach <rob at compugraf.com>
Sent by: tig-bounces at tig.colorist.org
02/27/2005 10:52 AM

        To:     Vincent G Hogan <vinny at cineworks.com>
        cc:     "'Telecine Internet Group'" <tig at tig.oktobor.com>
        Subject:        Re: [Tig] size of lab roll

Thanks to Sean McKee and Digital Vision AB for supporting the TIG.
On 2005-02-27 at 10:46, Vincent G Hogan (vinny at cineworks.com) wrote:

> > what is the recommended size of a roll of negative from the developing
> > lab for transfer or printing? 
> In the U.S. with A.C.V.L. (acvl.org) lab members it's either 800 or 1200
> feet. It's all about handling, transport and storage concerns. Prepping 
> 1200' rolls is just too dangerous when handling original negative, why 
> any chances?

I tend to agree, but in Europe the rolls are twice as big, and I'm
waiting to hear from Kodak if there is consideration of this when they
certify a lab to their specifications.  Is ACVL international, or
just the US?

thanks Vinny
Rob Lingelbach
Senior Colorist, Compugraf
Istanbul, Turkey

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