[Tig] Premature Death of SR

trovak at comcast.net trovak at comcast.net
Tue Mar 22 15:56:29 GMT 2011

Today's scanners are excellent, but someday when some new scanner comes out, if you own old films you will re-scan,,, That's why it's called investing. 
Just because today's scanners are great, does not mean they won't be improved in the future. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Friesenhahn" <bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us> 
To: trovak at comcast.net 
Cc: "tig" <tig at colorist.org> 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 10:08:35 PM 
Subject: Re: [Tig] Premature Death of SR 

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, trovak at comcast.net wrote: 

> Another point of view would be from investors. Educated investors 
> know that if they invest a little more in film, some years later 
> they can re-scan, re-color, re-package and re-sell. Re-scanning old 
> films with today's technology has made film libraries worth 
> billions. Can't really do that with digital capture. 

This sounds like you are being a proponent of "busy work". :-) 

If today's film scanning technology is good enough, then there is 
unlikely to be millions made in the future from scanning films made 

The money will be made from those who are able to figure out how to 
effectively and economically archive today's films so that they are 
available in pristine form a very long time from now. For example, 
they could archive them to Sony SR tape. 

Bob Friesenhahn 
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/ 
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/ 

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