Kodak reference archive film 4601

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  1. Radioiron

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    Does anyone have any information about Kodak's reference archive film? I found some 16mm for cheep online and was wondering what the sensitivity was and if it can be home processed or R-96 processed to make satisfactory movies.
    I couldn't find any information about speed or processing on Kodak's site just vague references.
     
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    It is a microfilm.

    Thus you have to expect quite contrasty movies.
     
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    But It gives the high contrast results when used with the chemicals designed for it. Thus If you used a regular contrast or low contrast developer shouldn't it give normal graduation of tones?
     
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    Yes, that is what some high-resolution film-developer combinations are about.

    But I don't know the specific data of this film. It seems to be a source-film meaning that it is spectrally sensitized.
    Anyway, these films typically yield a high contrast already in standard developers, so you would have to try to process it contrast reducing.
     
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    I not worked with this type of archive film. I make tests with different contrasts films - DP3 ORWO and KODAK Black-and-White Print Film 2302.
    I believe the results I have obtained are acceptable.
    http://www.dump.ro/imagini/334-dp3-jpg/11190
    http://www.dump.ro/imagini/333-kodak-print-2302-jpg/11191
    http://www.dump.ro/imagini/319b-kodak-print-2302-jpg/11192
    Technical data: DP3 ORWO
    http://www.filmotec.de/English_Site/Products/DP_3_e/V-I-TI-DP3e_5.pdf
    KODAK Black-and-White Print Film 2302
    http://www.motion.kodak.com/US/en/m...nd_exhibition/print_films/so302/techSO302.htm
    In my opinion, you can get reasonable images on almost any photosensitive material. With a good developer and a good technique.
    George[​IMG]
     
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    This may contain some info . . .
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    http://graphics.kodak.com/docimaging/uploadedfiles/D-35.pdf
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    I would be curious if this film has perforations. It wouldn't help much if the perforations were missing or in the wrong place. :wink: I don't believe the film is perforated.

    Which camera are you using? I'm using a Keystone Criterion Deluxe A-12, but mostly as a still camera. 4000 pictures on a roll.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:16mm_and_super16.png
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:8mm_and_super8_and_double8.png
     
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    Microfilm is normally Unperforated. The reference archive film seems to be intended to be used in a hybrid work flow to make a permanent record of information that has been scanned. If you look at the above data sheet, you will see it has a very strange response curve.
     
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    Kodak show on their source-film data sheets a graphic of a perforated 16mm film.

    The issue withg Kodak is that they state the conversion features by naming specification numbers for their microfilms, but, in contrast to their pictorial films, do no present a list with definitions which go along with that numbers...
     
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    Well that's the end of that project.
    I guess it won't fit into my camera, I was going to use a Filmo 70a that I've had for a few years, but every time I've looked into the film the prices and processing gets me discouraged.
     
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    I assume I misinterpreted those graphics, I seemingly mixed up frame codes with perforations.