Merrick Distant, Kodak Product Systems Engineer
The latest member of the VISION3 Film family is KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 5203/7203. The VISION3 Film platform is the result of a confluence of technical innovations that gives filmmakers greater creative flexibility and a better starting place for postproduction. Here, Kodak’s Product Systems Engineer Merrick Distant answers questions about the science behind the new film:
What are the new features of the new KODAK VISION3 50D 5203 / 7203 film? DISTANT: We incorporated many of the features that customers have come to like about our other VISION3 films into this new low speed, daylight balanced offering. The result is a film that renders images with similar color and contrast, providing more detail in the extreme bright areas and at the finest grain available. Improvement in the signal to noise (S/N) response over the entire exposure scale results in more usable detail at the extremes of exposure, a benefit in digital postproduction applications.
Currently a Product Systems Engineer in the Entertainment Imaging Division with primary responsibilities for the systems integration and imaging science on new product development programs for origination films for the Motion Picture industry.
Multiple assignments within Kodak’s Motion Picture Division, spanning Coating Engineering, Formulation Engineer, and Systems Engineer of Motion Picture films.