“Scanning and Recording of Motion Picture Film” Chaired by George H. Joblove and Charles A. Poynton

  • ©George H. Joblove, Charles A. Poynton, John A. Carlson, William (Bill) C. Feightner, Thor Olson, and John A. Brewer



Entry Number: 27


    Scanning and Recording of Motion Picture Film

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    Film scanning and recording technology enables computer graphics to reach mainstream cinema. This course presents the technology and the craft of scanning motion picture film into the digital film or digital video domain for processing and the recording of digital images back out to motion picture film.

    You will learn about the film medium, and the devices used to scan and record film. You will learn the theory and practice of tone and color reproduction in film. You will gain an understanding of how to characterize color reproduction in film and how to achieve day to day consistency.  


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    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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