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#1 David Owen James

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

Is there a possibility that Kodak and Fuji will eventually stop making film for 16 mm cameras?

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:46 PM

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:33 AM

There is always a possibility (hell they could both be destroyed by natural disasters) but I'd not worry too much for the moment.
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:13 AM

I think it is much more likely that we'll see a massive slow down or stoppage in research & development on film stocks, but the current ones are pretty amazing and can continue to be produced at a profit for many years. It's simply not that expensive to manufacture film once you've already paid for the equipment and the chemical formulas.
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#5 Freya Black

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:20 AM

Is there a possibility that Kodak and Fuji will eventually stop making film for 16 mm cameras?

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I would say it is a certainty. Whats more, our sun will eventually give up and collapse in on itself and there is a theory that the whole universe is in a continual state of decay which will eventually lead to heat death.

Not to be an alarmist or anything, just saying.

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#6 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:33 AM

When videotape entered the arena in 1956 (?) film was declared dead. I would say videotape is in more danger than film origination right now.
I see a resurgence in 16mm developing and printing (traditional) for fine art artists and art galleries.
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#7 John Sprung

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:15 PM

The killer is coating rather than slitting and perforating. So, as long as there's photochemical film, there'll be both 16 and 35, and on special order, 65. When the volume drops to where the coating plants have too much down time, that'll be the end.



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#8 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

I would say videotape is in more danger than film origination right now




Quite so.


I don't think anyone's really mourning VT, though!


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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:39 PM

Depends if you have an HDCamSR deck to pay off or not....

There are times when I do miss the ease of tape. All these hard drives and back ups on set can be quite cumbersome.. not to mention the later re-wrapping needed. Gone are the days when once one tape was done we just put it in its case, write protected it, and labelled it. Simpler times gentleman, simpler times.
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#10 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:48 PM

And of course it all ends up on LTO in the end anyway...
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