Archiving to 35mm film for 500 years

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Archiving to 35mm film for 500 years

06. 06. 2017 14:59

The archives at Radio & Television Slovakia are bursting with documentaries, music and important historical news on a variety of celluloid film, magnetic tape and a growing number of hard drive arrays as the works are gradually digitalised. The problem with all these mediums is that they're susceptible to degradation or failure. The solution? Taking recently-digitalised recordings and transferring them onto a polymer 35mm projector film which can survive for 500 years. Gavin Shoebridge finds out more about this cutting edge idea.

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Gavin Shoebridge, Photo: TASR

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