Quote Originally Posted by Emulsion View Post
Another form of photographic base that could potentially be used in a camera is

-Superior archival properties
-Can be scanned with new technology

Yeah, you are totally correct; I forgot about that!

It WAS actually used by the Kinora amateur motion picture camera in the 1910's. (see here http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/col.../exhibit05.htm)

The camera used a friction escapement, no perfs, and the resulting paper negative was oiled, contact printed onto another band of photo paper to make the positive and then cut out each frame with a die to make a circular flip book that mounted on hand cranked base with a stereoopticon-type viewer.

If you think about it in those terms, paper IS probably the most stable base with a close second in nitrate...