Kodak quarterly report

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  1. Photo Engineer

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    The trend is still downward in Kodak overall sales and profit, digital and analog.

    The interesting news was that the downward trend in film sales seems to have slowed just a bit due to an increase in sales of motion picture film products.

    This is from the Rochester D&C today.

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    PE:

    Thanks for that update.

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    I recently saw a video clip from the supposed "motion picture film killer" camera called "Red One", it has many in the industry giddy. The clip was videoed by Peter Jackson and I thought it looked terrible. Sure it was quite sharp but it had that digital look that I have trouble describing, sort of compressed unnatural like many of the dslr shots I see. I also found it interfered with my eyes ability to focus which made it difficult to watch. However everyone is raving about it. Oh well..
     
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    Work is still going forward on a new generation of motion picture films AFAIK. I guess Kodak still has faith in it having a life and profitability long enough to do more R&D.

    This will trickle down eventually to Portra and Gold and then B&W if justified.

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    There are Quicktimes of this scattered around on the web. Having viewed one, I quite agree with your assessment. Sharp, yes, but "disingenous".

    As has been the case with a lot of cinematic technologies over the past 115 years, however, I bet it will be the financiers and not the artists who determine whether it's adopted or not

    P. Jackson has always been at the forefront of the techno-idiocy uptake (witness the "King Kong" CGI-bloatfest) and it does not suprise me he would be an early adopter.
     
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    CGI has really plateaued. I think King Kong and the Spiderman films barely look better than Pixar offerings in terms of realism, with a higher threshhold for the willing suspension of disbelief.

    I was embarrassed for Toby Maguire when he appeared on Letterman last week. They aired a clip in which his CGI double appears but not the actor. Sheesh.