Kodak Film Factory Revealed | Hackaday

Anyone born in advance of the mid 1990s will very likely remember film cameras getting utilized to document their early several years.  While the ease of electronic cameras took around and ended up then on their own largely usurped by cell telephones, there is even now a surprising range of photographic movie becoming generated.  Inspite of the extended pedigree, how lots of of us really know what goes into earning what is a surprisingly sophisticated and exacting product? [Destin] from SmarterEveryDay has been to Rochester, NY to uncover out for himself and you can see the 2nd in a collection of a few hour-very long video clips shedding mild on what is commonly the strictly lights-out procedure of film-coating.

Kodak first digital camera 1975
Kodak’s first try at a digital digicam in 1975. The form-variable even now left a thing to be desired…

Kodak have been around in 1 kind or an additional given that 1888, and have been developing photographic film due to the fact 1889. All over the turn of the (most current!) Millennium, it seemed as nevertheless digital images (which Kodak invented but unsuccessful to noticeably capitalize on) would kill off film for excellent, and in 2012 Kodak even went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which gave it time to reorganize the enterprise.

They radically downsized their film creation to meet what they regarded as to be the long term demand from customers, but in a twist of fortunes, profits have surged in the final five years just after a lengthy drop. So a lot so, in reality, that Kodak have step by step grown from functioning a one change 5 times for every 7 days a couple decades back, to a 24/7 procedure now. They not too long ago employed 300 Movie Professionals and are nonetheless recruiting for much more, to satisfy the double-digit annual expansion in need.

[Destin] goes to terrific lengths to reveal the procedure, which includes creating a 3D product of the movie manufacturing facility, to much better visualize the facility, and tons of valuable animations.  The sheer number of methods is thoughts-boggling, specially when you think about the precision demanded at each and every action and the fact that the manufacturing facility runs continuously… in the dim, and is all-around a mile-long from get started to complete.  It is astonishing to think that this course of action (albeit at a lot decreased volumes, and with many less layers) was originally made just before the Wright Brothers’ 1st powered flight.

We not long ago included receiving a classic movie scanner to do the job with Home windows 11, and a little when back we confirmed you the remarkable know-how applied to produce, scan and transmit movie photographs from area in the 1960s.

 

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Thanks to [zit] for the tip.

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