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Old 04-23-2012, 12:44 AM
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Was reading a news article about some new footage that has just come to surface of the Wahine disaster here in New Zealand.
The ship hit rocks in 1968, and yet the film has only just been processed.
Since kodachrome cant be processed at any lab, and the old ektachrome is no longer able to be processed due to the developers being unavailable, and agfachrome is in the same situation, what sort of film is this likley to be?
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/unse...leased-4825066
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:46 AM
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The film certainly has a "look" of Kodachrome, but there are scratches which could indicate that it has already seen quite a lot of wear-and-tear in projection. Other than this, the colors and general condition seem remarkably good for a film which has sat unprocessed for 50+ years.

A simple explanation could be that it is Kodachrome, but processed while the service was available, and only now released. Maybe the "newly processed" is a bit of journalist's licence to add to an interesting story.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:24 PM
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It is probably Ektachrome. Kodachrome from 1968 would have been K-12, so Dwayne's wouldn't have been able to process it anyway. You can still develop old Ektachrome in color, so I would assume that that is it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:58 AM
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It is probably Ektachrome. Kodachrome from 1968 would have been K-12, so Dwayne's wouldn't have been able to process it anyway. You can still develop old Ektachrome in color, so I would assume that that is it.
Not sure about movie Ektachrome, but the still version changed from E-4 to E-6 in the mid-1970's. I believe that official E-4 processing was still available for quite some time, but I understandthat pre-E6 film would need "home-brew" chemicals in recent years. Similarly for the older Agfa and other movie films...it is just Kodachrome processing which is a problem now.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:25 PM
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It is probably Ektachrome. Kodachrome from 1968 would have been K-12, so Dwayne's wouldn't have been able to process it anyway. You can still develop old Ektachrome in color, so I would assume that that is it.
I can only assume that was the case too, i was unsure if older ektachrome could still be processed or not, as the chemistry is different for processing, but i think there are some videos on youtube of older ektachrtome processed in E6 Chemistry. Either way, the colour on that footage is good for its age for unprocessed film, i can only expect it has been kept in the freezer?
Ive shot expired kodachrome 40 super 8 film dated 1979, and it still processed ok, but significantly lighter than fresh/frozen film.
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