Film Stock Preservation and Temperature
Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:16 AM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:46 AM
Best to get a bit of it 'snip' or 'wedge' tested at a lab - it doesn't cost an arm and a leg ... ask them to explain the results
Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:04 PM
The people who sell film will tell you it's probably too old. This may or may not be true. If you get a chance to try out some of this stock, please share the results with us, as many of us do end up with excess stock which is stored under similar circumstances, always wondering when exactly that stock will cross the threshold of usability...
Hi, I recently was given 7000+ feet of Kodak 5218 short-ends that have been in a friend of mine?s closet for over a year. The closet is relatively cool year-round, probably never reaching above 70º, but I?ve heard that film stocks should be refriderated if kept for long periods of time. Will not refridgerating this stock have any adverse effects? Or will they be okay?
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:22 PM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:05 AM
on each topic.
I don't have the applicable link to the Kodak website, as John Pytlak would have, but there's definitely an article somewhere on Kodak.com that gives you the best temperature and humidity conditions for rawstock. I've heard the 50/50 rule is good. 50 degrees Fahrenheit (~10C) and 50% relative humidity works well for extended storage. Storage of longer than a couple of months, over a year, you'd probably want to freeze the film, as long as you can keep humidity arond 50%. If MP film gets too dry there are issues.
Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:31 PM
Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:05 PM
See the following link.
How would one go about monitoring a film's humitity when it's just stored in a home freezer?