New footage of Benjamin the Thylacine - from 1935

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New footage of Benjamin the Thylacine - from 1935

Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun May 17, 2020 8:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSw9MNQP574&app=desktop

Supposedly sat in the film and sound archives since then, and just discovered this week.
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Re: New footage of Benjamin the Thylacine - from 1935

Unread post by Searcher » Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 am

Good to see more footage of the Tassie Tiger surfacing. Thanks Shazz.
I'm sure those 21 seconds of history can be enhanced significantly by professional processes.
It looks like the original was 16 mm negative stock. You can tell by the white scratches.
TV Stations used a scratch removal fluid called 'Pic-Clear' during film projection in the early days of television. It worked a treat but the fumes were terrible!
Also, frame by frame digital correction would have significant benefits to overall quality. And that un-necessary timecode display added when the negative was printed can go! Let's hope the original negative still exists alongside this positive print.

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