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Kodak Will Showcase Latest Film Technology at NAB 2007

Kodak

will demonstrate an array of state-of-the-art film technologies at the 2007 NAB Conference.

The company will showcase the organic quality of film displayed in high-definition format, along with advanced postproduction tools, including grain reduction and dust-busting software.

Kodak is featuring Super 16 and 35 mm film images presented on high-definition monitors. There are currently seven KODAK VISION2 negative films that offer specialized imaging characteristics designed to give filmmakers maximum freedom for telling stories visually.

One of the Kodak presentations includes scenes produced on Super 16 mm for THE WAR, a new 14-hour documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The non-fiction film explores the history of the Second World War from the perspectives of American veterans. PBS will broadcast the seven-part epic series nationally in September in both standard and high-definition formats.

Kodak will also demonstrate the company’s proprietary DIGITAL ICE Technology Version 2.0. The software is designed to automatically detect and eliminate dust, scratches and other anomalies when film images are converted to digital files for postproduction. The upgraded software integrates with other postproduction applications and offers flexible output options. ARRI has integrated KODAK DIGITAL ICE Technology into the company’s new 4K ARRISCAN digital film scanner.

Teranex will join Kodak in showcasing the company’s video processing technology for the broadcast and postproduction industries. Teranex has licensed proprietary Kodak film restoration and enhancement algorithms. KODAK Motion Compensated Grain Management allows for real-time manipulation of grain levels in scanned film, and KODAK Adaptive Sharpening preserves the detail of the image throughout processing.

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