Date code on Fuji stock?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:05 PM
Last night at work I came across a small section of cut workprint for what was going to be a television commercial for our cinema. Nobody can remember anything about it and consequently we can't date it.
The workprint is on Agfa stock but carries the MR-Code from the neg. While I'm fully versed on Kodak's various date systems, I can't find anything on Fuji.
This is the section I imagine it's embedded in: "F500 107 091 F72FD5"
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:02 PM
Their manual -- http://www.fujifilm....film_manual.pdf
Shows the heading of "manufacturers code", for the block that corresponds to your "F72FD5" so I would guess that you could try contacting Fuji and asking for the information.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:43 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:37 AM
Thanks Charles. Also interesting to note that Fuji just use a generic "FN" lettercode rather than specifying a different one for each emulsion. I suppose it's email-writing time.
If I read the manual correctly they use FNdd where the two digits are the last two digits in the type number,
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:28 AM
It is worth noting that manufacturers have stopped putting edge print on some stocks, those that are used with digital tracks as the lettering interfere with the SDDS track which is printed on the edge of the film outside the perfs.