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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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Most often, however, compounded screens employ an uneasy mise-en-abyme effect that challenges viewers' expectations of analog film aesthetics.
UNLIKE DIGITAL FORMATS, analog film is a known entity to archivists, who, over the past century, have learned how to deal with it.
The recourse to Benjamin's argument, so closely tied to the historical avant-gardes, sounds almost nostalgic when applied to these younger artists, especially when analog film seems fashionable, rather than cutting against the grain.
But Thyn's experimental work with analog film and his rejection of the digital can also on many levels be perceived as an endeavor to present a truer depiction of reality, one rooted not only in the applied strategy of depicting the object but also in the production process that precedes it.
Intraoral X-ray market, which includes intraoral X-ray units, intraoral analog film, photostimulable phosphorus (PSP) systems and digital sensors;
By replacing analog film and film processing with digital images, the GE Digital Mammography Platform offers significant advantages over traditional analog mammography including improved throughput, less waste and reduced energy, water, and chemicals use.
Summit Global held a media event in Hong Kong today outlining its plans to bring back instant photography using traditional analog film to capture not only the people that admire Polaroid but to introduce a new generation of consumers to the brand.
Avoiding the need of analog film processing also removes the need to purchase, handle and dispose of processing developer and fixer chemicals.
Today, the medical profession still relies primarily on costly, plastic-based analog film for X-ray photography applications, which can take an excessively long period of time to develop in many medical situations.
MEDSTRAT's ECHOES[TM] PACS solutions eliminate analog film, film jackets, film racks, messy chemicals and processing, increase workflow efficiency and staff productivity, and provide significant cost saving opportunities.
Although both CR and DR techniques are far superior to the analog film screen systems, it is the CR market that is more lucrative at present.
The transition from analog film to digital capture is rapidly occurring in a number of key Life Sciences end markets, including dental x-ray," commented Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation.