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FOTOKEM RESTORES “SOUTH PACIFIC”
Imagica “Bigfoot” Scanner Restores 65mm Classic to Better Than Original
Condition with 14 Minutes of Lost Footage
The restored “South Pacific” will screen at The Entertainment
Technology Center at USC’s Digital Cinema Laboratory on Monday,
January 30, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the Lab’s historic Pacific Theater
location – 6433 Hollywood Blvd.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel including Schawn
Belston, VP, Film Preservation and Asset Management, 20 th Century
Fox; and from FotoKem, Paul Chapman, VP of Technology; and Andrew
Oran, VP of Sales & Operations, Large Format.
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Press Release: http://www.etcenter.org/Public/South_Pacific_final.pdf
outlines the process used by FotoKem to use the AB original negatives
along with the YCM separation masters – B&W prints representing the
yellow, cyan and magenta color separations, and a 50-year old road show
print found in England to restore the film.
Interesting reading. Wish I were in LA.
Maybe someone who goes can report to the list.
I'd ask how much drive space (and in what format) the 4K files were
stored... how did they back them up... what format the files for
projection are, and what those are stored on for projection. Oh, and
is this headed for theaters?