Transfer 70mm Movie Film to Digital
Transfer 70mm movie film to digital format. (DVD, Blu-Ray, AVI, or any other format)
Canaan Media is a full-service motion picture film laboratory and telecine house, specializing in 8mm, 16mm, super-16 and 35mm/70mm services for the film archivist and documentary, student, commercial, and Independent filmmakers.
Available option of scanning solution includes: 4K, 3K, UHD, 2K, HD and SD.
In the process of digitizing old color films by Canaan, even badly faded source material can sometimes be restored to full color through digital techniques that amplify the faded dye colors.
About 70mm Movie Film
70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a wide high-resolution film gauge for still and motion picture photography, with higher resolution than the standard 35 mm motion picture film format. As used in cameras, the film is 65 mm (2.6 in) wide. For projection, the original 65 mm film is printed on 70 mm (2.8 in) film. The additional 5 mm are for 4 magnetic strips holding six tracks of sound. Although more recent 70 mm prints use digital sound encoding, the vast majority of existing and surviving 70 mm prints predate this technology. Each frame is five perforations tall, with an aspect ratio of 2.20:1. The vast majority of cinemas are unable to handle 70 mm film, and so original 70 mm films are shown using either 35 mm prints in the regular CinemaScope/Panavision aspect ratio of 2.35:1, or, in recent years, by means of digital projectors at these venues.
Technical specifications of Standard 65 mm (5/70) (Todd-AO, Super Panavision)
- spherical lenses
- 5 perforations/frame
- 42 frames/meter (12.8 frame/ft)
- 34.29 meters/minute (112.5 ft/minute)
- vertical pulldown
- 24 frames/second
- camera aperture: 52.48 by 23.01 mm (2.066 by 0.906 in)
- projection aperture: 48.56 by 20.73 mm (1.912 by 0.816 in)
- 305 m (1000 feet), about 9 minutes at 24 frame/s = 4.5 kg (10 pounds) in can
- aspect ratio: 2.2:1
Canaan Media can transfer 70mm movie film in a professional matter, to create a high quality long-term digital archive.
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