(November 30, 2007) — Eastman Kodak Co. on Thursday unveiled a new generation of motion-picture film produced in Rochester that will expand the spectrum of light available to cinematographers.
Vision3, which is an upgrade of Vision2 film, uses an advanced dye layering technique to help the silver halide crystals capture more light. That means the crystals can be smaller, which makes the image less grainy, according to a description of the film on the company's Web site.
David Long, a former Kodak employee who helped create the film, said Vision3 is the equivalent of adding new colors to an artist's palette."Cinematographers are artists who paint with light and this allows them to work with deeper, richer shadows and lighter highlights," said Long, who is now chairman of the Rochester Institute of Technology digital cinema program. ...
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Good news for film
As most know, the longer Kodak makes movie film, the longer it will make photo film. Good news for all! Here is the latest from Rochester's newspaper. You can get the business angle here.