Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
This thread has prompted me to ask a question that entered my head after I had seen the credits on a movie film that was on TV many years after being made. Sorry I forget what film it was but it certainly was post World War Two.

It said the film had been digitally re-mastered. I wonder what this meant and why was it necessary given that film has a very long life.

Was this the exception rather than the rule i.e. the film in question had simply been physically damaged rather than suffering an inevitable form of age deterioration?


Scanned, rekeyed, any blatantly noticeable visible errors corrected. That's about it. It's not a directly analogy to sound engineering as usually these days the studios and mastering engineers can't help but compressing the dynamic range even more than the original master (see: loudness war).