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Color Separation Positives in Sequence on 35mm Continuous Tone, Panchromatic Black and White Microfilm for Low Cost Archiving of Color Images
Author(s): Kevin Laurence Warnock
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Paper Abstract

Black and white film is widely accepted as being more permanent than color film. Color separations on black and white film are routinely prepared from commercial color motion picture negatives to ensure that valuable film endures. At some point in the future, the separations are reconstructed onto color film and fresh release prints are struck for distribution to theaters. Color separations are rarely made from still color images to enhance their longevity, due in part to the complexity and expense of separating and reconstructing color images. The author has developed hardware and a set of procedures to make and reconstruct color separations at very low cost, and, if warranted, in high volume. Sets of separations are exposed in register sequentially onto sprocketed, continuous tone 35mm panchromatic microfilm. Sets of separations are reconstructed onto common color sheet film or electronic sensors with a registered tri-color viewer/printer that is suitable for use in room light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1184, Neugebauer Memorial Seminar on Color Reproduction, (12 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963903
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Kevin Laurence Warnock, Warnock Research & Development (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1184:
Neugebauer Memorial Seminar on Color Reproduction
Kazuo Sayanagi, Editor(s)

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