70mm format film
inspect 70mm AGFA film from the Seitz rollout camera. This
camera does with 70mm film what the Better
Light system can do digitally.
also uses another 70mm film camera to do peripheral rollouts of
the circumference of round art objects, a mechanical rollout system
made in Belgium. The rollouts
of Maya vases from this Belgian system are an impressive result
of precision rollout technology.
with Videssence SRGB fluorescent lighting, an ideal cool light source
for the new era of digital photography.
the background in the FLAAR office, Logan slide boxes to hold the
estimated 40,000 slides of the Photo Archive.
get the images into a digital system all you need is a flatbed scanner
such as a UMAX.
you want a higher dpi (to make Wideformat prints) you might also
consider an Imacon vertical scanner.
these are rollout photographs they tend to be long format. To print
them thus requires a long-format printer (oversize). We are currently
using the QMS 2060 to print the rollout photographs at 13x19 inches;
this printer will go up to 26
inches long, at 1200 dpi.
inspecting the details of the hieroglyphic inscriptions which
are brought out by the AGFA 70mm film.
detail recorded by AGFA 70mm film. This is the first Chama
style Maya vase which has an ancient hieroglyphic inscription
of this length. In fact this is the longest Highland Maya
inscription yet found on a funerary vase.
The Xante Accel-a-Writer 3G does the same size at 2400 dpi, and
up to 35.5 inches (a double 11x17" spread).
a rollout camera it is possible to record data on film that is difficult
to see with the naked eye. AGFA 70mm film allows continuous images
to be made of the entire
circumference of any round artifact.
can use 70mm film in either the Belgian
rollout camera (in full 100-foot roll form) or in the Seitz
Super RoundShot (in 15-foot rolls, which can easily be downloaded
from a 100-foot roll).
more information on rollout photographs, we have gateway pages on
each of our four web sites.
helps to have high quality film to record the detail of this thousand-year
these images are digitized, you have to figure out how to store
all that dpi. At first we used Pinnacle
Micro Apex (4.6 GB per disk), but now that their price rose
and the cost of CD recording has dropped, we recommend a CD-burner