RE: Digital Film backup
Title: Re: Digital Film backup
Nothing is perfect. I lost all but a small number of my late 1930-1940
negatives in glassine envelopes (they were acetate negs) that succumbed to
spontaneous combustion. (Why didn't someone tell me then that negatives
metamorphose into stink bombs?). The answer to archival preservation is more
about how things are stored than what they are to begin with.
That may be so. In my own case I have it covered since I use only
For others, there is always film. I could think of several types of
systems to archive digital on film. I am surprised that none are available
Might be a good commercial enterprise to set this up? There is
absolutely a need, because whatever you are doing digitally will be lost. That
you can count on.
At 12:29 AM -0400 6/9/07, Ender100@aol.com wrote:
I haven't yet seen a system that has the resolution, a
reasonable price & is artifact free to be able to handle
this. Furtunately I do have a lot of 35 mm negatives too.
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In a message dated 6/8/07 3:28:24 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org
I would suggest that if you fellows want true archival back-up
of your digital files you better have them printed on film while film is
still available. In some cases you might even save
Unless one is very systematic in moving files
from one generation storage device to the next, and I suspect that very
few of us are, the files are going to eventually be lost. That is one of
the major reasons I continue to do all of my work on film, even though I
scan and print mostly from digital files.
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