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Film Technology in Context


Until a few years ago, film post production appeared relatively straightforward. There were progressive advances in technology, but for many years there were no fundamental changes. The transition from Moviolastyle upright editors to Steenbeck-style flatbeds, for example, made little difference outside the editing room. Sound quality improved dramatically, and mixers had more tracks to mix, but this was evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

As a result of this relatively stable history of consolidation, traditional film technology and post production methods, although familiar and well-worn, are far from simple. There exists a complex web of relationships: any loose ends had ...

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