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    NFL and Kodak

    Today, in an interview on the local NBC news, the NFL stated their commitment to film. The person interviewed referred to the ability to view film images directly and to preserve them longer than digital. He discussed their contract with EK for film supplies.

    I am sorry that I missed a bit of it, but it does show that film is not dead.

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    The NFL shoots more film (16mm) per year* than all of the studios combined. They process their own as well. Every single game has multiple guys running around with Arri SR's.



    *I read this somewhere a long time ago.
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    In the early days of television the shows were live or on tape. Desi Arnez pioneered the idea of putting I Love Lucy on film because the tape copies of such a show were extremely poor. It made him and Lucy very rich. Digital is quite handy but is still quite iffy as to how long it will last. I have family photographs from the 1920 that are in perfect condition. Ditto with negatives from the 1930s on.

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    Film has a big advantage for NFL films - it is far easier (or at least cheaper) to do super slow motion filming with film than it is with digital. And NFL Films and slow motion kind of go together .
    I am glad to hear of the interview, because last I heard NFL Films were actively pursuing transition to digital media.
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    I asked Pete Carroll once ("Film or digital?") ... yes, met him and couldn't think of any thing else to ask. Duh.

    Anyway, he said without hesitation: "Film, of course!". Go Seahawks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Film has a big advantage for NFL films - it is far easier (or at least cheaper) to do super slow motion filming with film than it is with digital. And NFL Films and slow motion kind of go together .
    I am glad to hear of the interview, because last I heard NFL Films were actively pursuing transition to digital media.
    not really.
    the arri sr's only go to 120fps and that's easily obtainable with many current video cams. 150fps burns up a 400ft load pretty quickly.
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    This was nice to read! I may have to start watching more NFL games.

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    This link tangentially adds more (although it talks about a coming transition to digital): http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com...nsing-hd/38804
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    This was nice to read! I may have to start watching more NFL games.
    +1

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    Why is the NFL shooting 16mm film? NFL games are broadcast live on TV, which requires digital (TV shows broadcast at a later date can be shot on film, but live must be digital). I cannot think of any reason at all that they would shoot film movies.
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