Quote Originally Posted by Kino View Post
Sorry but wrong. True scanning from this period is exactly how it is done today, only a bit slower; Single RBG image passes per frame (usually with a Alpha channel or Infrared pass for dust) saved in a log-space file such as .cin or .dpx or Open EXR.
The point was that true scanners (or devices having 2D CCD but with traditional scanner quality) have become much cheaper (and faster as you say). CCDs have better dynamic range and lower noise today and RGB LEDs in conjunction with monochrome CCD's can be used.

This way, scanning the original material has become cheaper than making special prints for cheap telecine equipment.

In 1999, scanning was a big deal as you can read from the document; today, it's just a normal operation.