Thanks a lot for the reply ImgKD,
You’ve brought up some very interesting points.
All of which are very important questions to consider.
To give you some background of the ‘why’ and perhaps touch on some of the other points as best I can along the way…
Bear with me a minute!
My main job is as a film/video editor for the past 15 years + , almost all of my work is in documentary film.
-Around 2005-2008 - ish, Lots of documentary’s were being shot on DV or Mini DV tape, It was a revolution for doc film makers, Just keep shooting.100’s of hours of footage cheaply and fix it in the edit. …
-Mini dv frame is 720 x 576
-Most of what was shot in that era looks totally shit now via our 4k trained eyeballs.
- and yet, I edited several films with that footage that went into cinema’s, because they went through telecine process, which was basically, as you said, projecting very well and capturing in good old analog format.
-And they live on now to be remastered to current standard every couple of years.
My point being - I can compare the experiences of those projects with less ‘complete’ projects of both film and still images captured around that time…
Home vids/Never finished film projects… etc…
-Mostly, those hard drives have crashed long ago/formats are unsupported by modern programs/ codecs missing/ corrupt data/ etc.
Basically, I think there’s a lot of value left in archiving your most precious (selective!) memories from digital to film, and I’m not convinced that the 6k projector etc. is the most vital part…
Presumably the scanning tech will make up for that in the future!
A decent analogue negative has a lot of potential for future generations to explore in my mind.
Tell me if/where I’m wrong though!