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January 6, 2008

Look sharp

srikanth @ 10:05 am, GMT +0000 ( 1199613953 ) Play

“Regular” film stock looks like what you see in the picture at the left below. A subtle difference in film stock, shown in the picture on the right below, allowed for much higher resolution and clarity (in its time). What is the technology that uses the stock on the right called?

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Cracked by: udupendra, Rohan, Dibyo, prasanth, and shashank.

Answer: IMAX.

The image on the film on the right is horizontal-scroll type, compared to the vertical scroll that regular film uses. Also, the film size is far higher. Club it with the content on the picture (the shuttle) and you arrive at the answer: The “basic” IMAX film.

BTW, the tech behind IMAX (and especially OMNIMAX) is quite interesting. I’d urge interested people to go forth and find out more :)


14 Responses to “Look sharp”

  1. udupendra
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    IMAX.


  2. 65/70 mm?


  3. madhur
    1

    VistaVision


  4. the 70mm film gauge


  5. Rohan
    1

    IMAX?


  6. varun

    Vistavision


  7. Ranjana Ninan

    Anamorphic?


  8. Dibyo
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    I’m going to go with the IMAX family of film technology. (because the period is indicated by the space shuttle visual, and it’s a horizontal film stock). IMAX includes the Dome and Omnimax stuff.

    Other options I thought of was Panavision, because that was a big leap, as well as Vistavision, since that was the first horizontal film. Tough oblique question, with an auction of answers!


  9. IMAX – short for Image Maximum


  10. Vinod P.V

    Celluloid film stocks???


  11. shashank
    2

    IMAX


  12. Keerthi Kiran M

    70mm film


  13. sidsen
    2

    t grain tech


  14. nishas thambi

    vhs and betamax (the newer one)?


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