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RE: Green effect

The film comes out of the lab with a lot of moisture retained from
processing. This moisture causes the film base to swell at a different
rate than the emultion side thus causing curling. A fair amount of
curling disturbs the dimensional stability to the point that the film
will not lay flat over the gate of the telecine. Since the edge of the
film is used for steadiness, this curling causes the film to "swim" from
side to side in the gate as it passes.
By letting the film set for a day, the moisture content equalizes with
the surrounding air, and the curling of the emultion in relation to the
base is no longer a problem. Hope this answers your question. This same
effect can be caused by the reverse situation of the film being very
dry, and the room being very humid. In either case, allowing the film to
equalize usually resolves the problem except in extreme cases..
Tom Nottingham
Complete Post Telecine

-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Fontaine [mailto:erikjulie at videotron.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 3:12 PM
To: multiple recipients of
Subject: [TIG] Green effect


We have a problem with a film we are transfering. When it comes out of
lab, we transfer it right away and it waves from side to side in the
gate. If we wait 12 hours 
and put it back on again it's fine. The lab calls it the green effect.
anyone know about this?


Julie 8)

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