Academy Award for Fujifilm
Fujifilm Corporation has been awarded an Academy Award (Scientific and Engineering) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of ETERNA-RDS, a black-and-white recording film designed for the long-term preservation and archiving of motion picture films.
The ceremony will take place on February 11, local time, in Los Angeles, USA.
ETERNA-RDS is able to record primary colours separately and store them as stable black-and-white images with the purpose of preserving motion picture information for a very long time, in excess of 150 years.
Fujifilm was highly commended for this significant step in protecting the heritage of the motion picture industry which led to this Academy Award. The film is already being used for the archival preservation of many Hollywood films.
In New Zealand ETERNA-RDS is being used by The NZ Film Archive, Weta Digital and Park Road Post for the preservation of early New Zealand films including newsreels and feature films.