[Tig] Fotokem 8K scan of 65mm feature
alstrup at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 30 00:50:03 BST 2008
Anyone here from Fotokem who worked on this?
For the first time in history, a 65mm feature film camera negative would be mastered at 8192 pixels of resolution, creating a digital file in excess of an astounding 30 terabytes in size. This frame-by-frame scanning process designed specifically for "Baraka" by FotoKem Laboratory has produced a detailed HD image unlike any ever seen. This is the best and most advanced technology available in the world today, says DVD Restoration Producer Christopher Reyna. We were able to repair damage that had occurred to the original negative during production in the Himalayas, in the jungles of Brazil, as well as in the lab over the years. The dynamic range, color saturation, sharpness and contrast ratio of "Baraka" in the home environment now far exceeds anything in the industry. Nothing comes close.
For the home entertainment industry, "Baraka" represents a digital breakthrough that will change the way we watch DVDs. Creating the new DVD master for "Baraka" was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, says FotoKem Vice President Andrew Oran. It is arguably the highest quality Blu-ray DVD that has ever been made. For the filmmakers, the 8K Ultra-Digital restoration now fulfills the promise of "Baraka" for an entire new generation to discover. To be talking about a state of the art re-release of the film after so many years is remarkable, says Mark Magidson. "Baraka" has truly stood the test of time.
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