Saturday, February 27, 2010


Martha Colburn stopped by to show some new films.

One, "Triumph of the Wild" is being acquired by the MoMA.  We walked up a block in the snow to check out the HD transfer/color correct from her 16mm negative.

From there she's recording to 35mm and various tape/digital formats.  Tape formats only stay standard for about 10 - 15 years.  1 inch, Umatic, D1, Digibeta, now a few formats a vying for HD tape supremacy -HDCAM SR and the older D5.  Pure digital is ok, but drives will break down faster than tape. 

1 comment:

Theodore Ushev said...

And it rises again the question about the ephemeral nature of the new technologies. Everything dies faster. A lot of valuable films will be lost, if they don't get transferred every 5-10 Years.Which makes the role of the "conservatoire" institutions even more important.