December 2013 | Gamma Ray Digital

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December 2013

Move it or Lose it: Storing Digital Media

One of the biggest problems with transferring analog media (such as film) to digital formats, is managing and maintaining the resulting digital files.

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Private company to control US-Gov't produced films

A story we saw over at BoingBoing about how a private company has been given licensing rights to the US Department of Defense's audiovisual library. It's an interesting model for public entities that want to scan film archives, but don't have the budget for it.

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Ingmar Bergman soap commercials

When the Swedish film industry went on strike in 1951, Bergman made commercials for Bris Soap.

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How our scanner handles damaged film

Our film scanner is not only sprocket-free (so it can deal with damaged film more easily), but the digital "pin registration" works even if the sprocket holes are damaged. This is a video we made that shows that in action.

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Lost Forever: The Art of Film Preservation

Lost Forever: The Art of Film Preservation is a 27 minute documentary that covers the history of film preservation, from early nitrate film up to digital media preservation.

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