Today, Kodak has introduced a new motion picture film – KODAK Color Asset Protection Film 2332. This innovative color film offers content owners an affordable option for protecting their creative assets.
At the end of the day, film is the most stable and reliable preservation medium. Hands down, it lives on in a way that cannot be compared to other formats.
This topic is an important one. The industry is focused on the need for developing a long-term strategy. The Digital Dilemma and The Digital Dilemma 2 reports published by the Academy’s Science & Technology Council were clear on the superior qualities of film in an archiving pipeline.
And when the industry speaks; we listen. Kodak has always been driven by the needs of its customers, and this film was created to fill a void felt by filmmakers producing television programming, independent features and documentaries.
Entertainment Imaging Division
KODAK Color Asset Protection Film 2332 is designed for exposure on recorders and offers customers a reliable option for their valuable motion assets. The product is built on current KODAK VISION Color Print Film 2383 technology, and is processed in ECP-2D chemistry. Along with KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254, KODAK now offers two color recorder films with excellent dye stability for consideration as storage mediums for moving images.
Oftentimes, projects shot on film are edited and finished digitally, so there is no finished film element. As a result, these projects are stored on tape – which must be continually re-mastered to avoid format obsolescence. Projects born digital are also at risk of losing long-term accessibility and monetization opportunities if there are no film elements in their distribution channel.
Film offers a standardized, human-readable format that has been in existence for well over a century – methods for retrieving content from a 35mm frame will exist well into the future. When content is preserved on film, no re-mastering is necessary. You store it, and “forget it.”
This new asset protection film boasts ultra-stable dyes. Arrhenius predictions indicate over a century of dye stability when stored under recommended conditions. Even at ambient storage conditions, the dyes are predicted to be stable for decades. In comparison, with digital files once the format is unreadable, the content is 100% lost.
We’re excited to offer this product to customers who want to assure their work lives on – for many, many years. With KODAK film, that’s entirely possible. And we plan to add a black-and-white separation stock to our asset protection portfolio later this year too.
For more information on KODAK Color Asset Protection Film 2332, visit www.kodak.com/go/archive. And stay tuned; there’s more to come.