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How do the studio's store there tv shows and movies from yesteryear?

 
Old 05-01-04, 05:50 PM
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How do the studio's store there tv shows and movies from yesteryear?

I am watching Gilligans Island and I am amazed at the picture quailty.Just wondering why some shows and movies look so much better than others.Has it to do with the kind of film print used or the storage process?
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The medium used is certainly an issue. There are things from the 1970s that were recorded on TAPE that look crappier than stuff from the 1950s and 1960s recorded on film.

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johnny carson has a salt mine in I believe in Utah where he stores all his tapes underground.
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in tape vaults.

Restoration could be a factor in quality ranging from show to show.
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Gilligan's Island was shot on film. Since film had many years to evolve by the time Gilligan's Island came around they knew how to treat and store it.

Other shows from the video-era were unfortunate enough to be guinea pigs.

For a great video/film comparison (to show you that it has more with how it's captured than how it's stored) check out the 2nd season of the Twilight Zone. About 5 episodes were shot on video (most famously - "Night of the Meek"). Compare those video episodes to the film ones from the same season. The difference is AMAZING.

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Originally posted by g
johnny carson has a salt mine in I believe in Utah where he stores all his tapes underground.
I watched a special on TV about this underground storage vault, I think on TCM. I'm sure we're talking about the same vault, although I can't remember if it was in Utah or not. It seems many studios are storing their archives in this particular vault due to the constant temp and humidity which makes it perfect for film/video preservation.

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