New Process to Be Used For Top Pix,
With Prints Also in Standard, C-Scope
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|Written by: FILM DAILY 27 APRIL 55.
West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY.
Prepared for in70mm.com by Brian Guckian, Dublin, Ireland||Date:
Hollywood — Another major studio has plans for a large-area negative system
from which standard, CinemaScope and special-sized prints may be made, it is
learned in the announcement by E. J. Mannix, M-G-M general studio manager,
that Metro has developed a 65 mm. photography process for utilization on
important forthcoming pictures.|
Process, according to Mannix, resulted from a study and evaluation of
experiments extending over many yearn, directed by Douglas Shearer, in
charge of M-G-M technical research, and assisted by Franklin Milton.
Contributions to the development were made by the technical teams of John
Arnold, camera department head; Merle Chamberlin, head of the projection
department, and his staff; E. J. Tucker, laboratory head, and his staff of
experts, including Irving Ries, Jock Turner, Elmer Londre, and Herman Lents.
Pictures utilizing the new system will be filmed with cameras having
conventional - type mechanisms adapted to handle double-sized film. Special
camera lenses developed for the system by Panavision, Inc., are said to
provide for simple operation, minimum weight and photographic images with
sharp focus and freedom from distortion.
There are two cameras in existence, one manufactured by Robert Gottschalk
and the other developed in M-G-M camera department. As for the projector, it
is quite certain they'll use Philips AO projector. This is same one used in
projection of Todd AO.
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