From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 09 2007 - 02:34:07 PST
Lots of things spring to mind. The effect of x-rays is
culmalative so if you are just travelling with film to
the lab, then the film might only have to go through
the xray machines twice. Once when you leave and once
when you arrive at the destination. Thats assuming
film was bought where it was shot.
Also film has been getting faster. In the past film
has been slower and S8 tended to be Kodachrome which
is both slow and I suspect possibly also less prone to
damage than colour negative. (tho I have no real
evidence for that last wild assumption)
Also I suspect the doses from x-ray machines have
increased especially in more recent times with all the
It probably depends where you travel too.
If you are doing telecine then the colourist might be
able to fix it in the mix if it isn't too bad.
Lastly you can get lucky. :)
--- john porter <email suppressed> wrote:
> In London last Monday I met one of the organizers of
> the annual straight8 festival. He also works in the
> TV industry there, so I asked him about airport
> "Never had a problem – so far – with xrays. Not
> with super 8 nor with 20 years of travelling with
> 35mm and 16mm commercials rushes."
> Any response to this?
> Thanks, John.
> John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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