Pacific Title shops Kodak

LAS VEGAS — Eastman Kodak said Monday that Pacific Title Digital has purchased a Cineon Lightning II laser film recorder, which enables users to maintain the image quality of the original film negative while processing images quickly to accommodate short post-production schedules.

Kodak is among the companies most aggressively lauding the emergence of digital TV. The film giant is developing technologies to exploit new possibilities for its silver halide and computer-based technologies.

At the National Assn. of Broadcasters show that runs here through Thursday, Kodak execs said they were delighted by the FCC’s recent approval of a digital TV standard. Because the quality of images seen on a digital TV system is higher than what’s seen on a current set, film resolution pictures — the highest resolution available today — will likely continue to be in great demand.

“With the increased quality of digital TV, consumers’ expectations of the images they hope to see will rise,” predicted a Kodak spokesman.

Pacific Title Digital is currently using the Cineon Lightning II on DreamWorks’ “The Peacemaker.”

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