analog film

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analog film

A plastic sheet with a photosensitive emulsion that comes in various formats for still and video cameras. When exposed to light, plastic-based film creates an "analog" of the actual scene. Film was never called analog until digital cameras came on the scene.

Analog Resolution
Analog film has a greater resolution than most digital camera images. For example, a 35mm analog frame may resolve up to 6,000 lines. Although digital IMAX theater cameras reach 7,000 lines, consumer HD camcorders record only 1080 lines. The granularity of analog film is based on the emulsion molecule size. The granularity of digital images is based on the number of horizontal and vertical pixels in the sensor. See digital camera and digital photography.
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Moharram realised that "Kodak was failing in its attempt to remake its analogue film business for the digital age.
Photography enthusiasts say analogue film produces warm, organic tones that digital film can't reproduce.
Cameras which run on analogue film have been discontinued, which means if the Partnership wants to replace them, it has to pay for the newer, digital model.
However, the fragile 1920s analogue film reels have deteriorated and the BFI is undertaking a mammoth project to restore Hitchcock's silent movies to their former glory in digital form before it is too late.
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the vast majority with conventional analogue film systems.
With more than 10 years of constant refinement, Stop Motion Pro pioneered the integration of camera technology and computer-based workflow that transformed analogue film processing to digital processing, saving film production companies thousands of dollars and speeding up the production process from days to hours.
Those fragile 1920s analogue film reels will only deteriorate further, however, and the BFI wants to revive them in digital form before it is too late.
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