Chronology of Motion Picture Films

1960 to 1979

1960

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive film, 7303. 16mm only. Better image structure than 7302. Discontinued 1962.
  • EKTACHROME Reversal Print film, 7386. Process ME-2A. Printing from 7257 & 7258. Discontinued 1972.

1962

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7/5385. Replaced 7383 and 5382. Improved definition and speed. Discontinued in 1972.
  • EASTMAN Reversal B & W Print film, 7361. Print stock for black and white reversal camera films. Ortho-sensitive.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 5251. Tungsten, EI 50. Image structure improvement over 5250 (EI 50). Replaced by 5254 in 1968.

1963 Camera

  • EASTMAN RP Negative film, 7229. Daylight, EI 250. Tungsten, EI 200. 16mm black and white negative film for VISCOMAT processing. Discontinued in 1970.
  • EKTACHROME MS film, 7/5256. Daylight, EI 64. Process ME-2A or ME-4. Discontinued January, 1984.

1964

  • EASTMAN XT-Pan Negative film, 5220 Daylight, EI 25. Tungsten, EI 20. Ultra sharp and fine grain. For background projection. Replaced Background X film, 5230. Discontinued 1970.
  • EASTMAN 4-X Negative Pan film, 7/5224 Daylight, EI 500. Tungsten, EI 400. High speed camera negative film. Discontinued 1990 (G).
  • EASTMAN Reversal Print film, 7387 (KODACHROME). Non-incorporated coupler color duplicating film. Replaced 5269. Process RCP-1. Discontinued August, 1981.

1965


  • Super 8 film format - silent - Commercial availability, May, 1965
  • Kodak developed the super 8 format and launched super 8 movies with new cartridge-loading KODACHROME II Film.

1966

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Positive film, 7/5366. For master positives from black and white negatives. Blue sensitive. Toe shape improvement. Replaced 5365.
  • KODAK EKTACHROME EF film, 7242. Tungsten, EI 125. Process ME-4. Replaced 7258. Discontinued 1986.
  • KODAK EKTACHROME EF film, 7241. Daylight, EI 160. Process ME-4. Replaced 7257. Discontinued 1984.
  • EASTMAN Reversal Print film, 7387. Improved. Non-incorporated couplers. Process ECP-2. (See 1956) Discontinued August, 1981.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME R Print film, 7388. For prints from projection contrast reversal originals. Process ME-4. Replaced by 7389 in 1970.

1967

  • KODAK 4-X Reversal film, 7277. Daylight, EI 400. Tungsten, EI 320.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7380. For super-8 end use. Discontinued June, 1971. Replaced by 7381 in 1970.
  • EASTMAN Color Print Film, 5744. Low Contrast film for television production.

1968

  • EASTMAN Color Internegative film, 7271. Replaced 7270. Process ECP, shortened. Image Structure. Discontinued January, 1982.
  • EASTMAN Direct MP film, 7/5360. Ortho sensitive. For direct reversal duplicating in a one developer process. OSCAR Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award. Also awarded to Consolidated Film Industries for the application of the film to the making of post-production work prints.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 7/5254. Tungsten, EI 100. Replaced 5251 (EI 50). Image structure equal to 5251. Discontinued March, 1977 (E). OSCAR Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • EASTMAN Color Reversal Intermediate film, 7/5249. For a one step color duplicate of the original. Process CRI-1. -- Awarded OSCAR -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • Discontinuance of 5305.
  • OSCAR Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award for the development of a new high-speed step-optical reduction printer (joint award with Producers Service Co.)
  • EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) -- ME-4 Process for developing color film with greater speed and sharper images.

1969

  • Kodak received an "Emmy" Award for its development of fast color film processing for television use.

1970 Film

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Commercial film, 7252. Tungsten, EI 25. Process ECO-3. Replaced 7255. Sharper than 7255. Forcible to EI-50. Paper given April 1969 SMPTE, Hollywood, CA.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7381 (super 8 only). 0.45 log E faster than 7380, which it replaced. Also see 1971 & 1972.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME R Print film, 7389. Silver sound trackcapable. Replaced 7388. Paper given April 1969 SMPTE, Hollywood, CA.
  • Discontinued 7229 and 5220.
  • OSCAR Awarded -- (43rd Academy Year) Class III. Scientific or Technical Award for the design and engineering of an improved video color analyzer for motion picture laboratories (joint award with Photo Electronics Corp.)

1971

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7381. Replaced 7385 for 16mm end use. Discontinued January, 1982. Also see 1970 & 1972.
  • Kodak introduced "movies by the light you live in" with KODAK EKTACHROME 160 Movie Film (Type A) and two new super 8 movie cameras which, in combination, made possible "existing light" movies for home use.

1972

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 5381. Replaced 5385 for 35mm end use. At this point there was only one common color print film for all formats, for the first time. Discontinued January, 1982. Also see 1970 & 1971.

1973

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Reversal Print film, 7390 (SO-390). High contrast print film for duplicating low contrast camera film 7252. Replaced 7386. Paper given 1971 SMPTE, Montreal.
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Panchromatic film, 5369. For travelling matte opticals. 35mm only.
  • Super 8 film format - magnetic sound - Commercial availability, August, 1973
  • OSCAR Awarded -- (46th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award for the development of a liquid-gate system for motion picture printers (joint award with PSC Technology, Inc. and The Rickmark Camera Service Inc.)
  • Motion Picture and Educational Markets Division renamed Motion Picture and Audio Visual Markets Division.

1974

  • EASTMAN Color Negative II film, 5247. Tungsten, EI 100, Daylight 64. Sharper/finer grain than 5254 (EI 100) (E). Process ECN-2 (new process). EDTA bleach. Paper given 1972 SMPTE.
  • 5254 RETURNED TO PRODUCTION UNTIL 1976.
  • EASTMAN Color SP Print film, 7/5383. For higher temperature Process ECP-2. For greater release printing efficiency in larger labs. Quality similar to 7/5381 with which it will co-exist. Discontinued 1983.

1975

  • KODAK EKTACHROME SM film, 7244. Super 8 color reversal film for automated processing in Spermatic Processor. Process ES-8. Announced 1973.
  • EASTMAN Ektachrome Video News Film 7240. Process VNF-1 (eliminate prehardener and neutralizer from Process ME-4). Tungsten EI-125 Quality and performance comparable to 7242, with which it will co-exist.

1976

  • EASTMAN Color Negative II film, 7/5247. Tungsten, EI 100 H. Process ECN-2. Modified. Extended latitude and improved flesh tone. First introduced in 1974. EDTA bleach. Discontinued March, 1983.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Video News film, 7239. Daylight, EI 160. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7241.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Video News film, 7240. Tungsten, EI 125. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7242. EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
  • EASTMAN Color Intermediate II Film 5243 -- OSCAR Awarded -- (50th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award. Replaces 5253. Process ECN-2. Paper given at 1976 SMPTE.

1977

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME High Speed Video News film, 7250. Tungsten, EI 400. Process VNF-1.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME VN Print film, 7399. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7389.
  • EASTMAN Color SP Low Contrast (minus 25%). Print film, 7/5738.Process ECP-2.

1978

  • OSCAR Academy Award of Merit -- (51st Academy Year) for the research and development of duplicating color film for motion pictures 5243 film (accepted by K. M. Mason).

1979

  • EASTMAN Color LF Print film, 7378. Improved cyan dye post processing keeping. Process ECP. Markedly improved cyan dye dark-keeping stability. Discontinued January, 1982.
  • EASTMAN Color LFSP film, 7379. Same as 7378 except for Process ECP-2. Markedly improved cyan dye dark-keeping stability.1 Discontinued 1983.