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Star Wars 1977 releases on 35mm
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16-Sep-2013, 1:03 AM

<blockquote><p><strong>drngr</strong> said:</p><blockquote>
<p><strong>poita</strong> said:</p>
<p>At 4K you are looking at about 20TB per film, minimum, the storage alone, even at the end of 1995 when prices dropped to $300 per GB it would have cost around 6 million dollars to store a single 4K scan of the film, and the computers of the time would really not been able to handle it.</p>
<p>Snow White was <a href="http://www.thefreelibrary.com/DISNEY+CLASSIC+%27SNOW+WHITE%27+UNDERGOES+COMPLETE+DIGITAL+RESTORATION+AT...-a013176723">restored in 4K in 1993</a>. I believe the Cineon system relied heavily on tape storage.</p></blockquote><p> </p>

40 MB per frame, pretty heavy at that time.