Reel2 has been cleaned and pre-scanning to check for problems is happening now.
The last reel preview was downloaded 297 times! I’m so happy that there is still so much interest in Empire, I personally love this film.
Thanks also to the first ‘Reel Sponsor’, and to the others that have chipped in to get the reels cleaned. I’m still picking up freight, scan, and storage costs, so it is great to have the cleaning taken care of. Each reel takes up a 5TB HDD, and then you want to have a backup, so each reel eats up 2 x 5TB hard drives, so it gets real crazy, real fast.
To those who have already helped out, I sent you an Infinit invite, which will allow me to share the work in progress files with you. I use the software myself all the time, it is reliable and trouble free, and if you install it from my invite, it gives me the space to be able to share the larger versions of the files with you.
I’d love it if some of you could check the reels as they come in for missing frames, and frames you think need particular attention.
Thanks again to everyone, more samples soon!
Thanks to you too, mate. I’m glad to see someone caring about the preservation of this cinema milestone - and the film-making techniques that birthed it - as much as you do.