Japan Digicam Hunter broadcasts FuguFilm 400 slide movie, an all new coloration reversal emulsion: Digital Images Overview


Japan Digicam Hunter (JCH) has introduced FuguFilm 400, an all-new 400 ISO optimistic movie set to ship later this 12 months. In response to Bellamy Hunt, founding father of JCH, FuguFilm 400 is the primary fully new reversal movie emulsion to be launched ‘in almost twenty years’

FuguFilm 400 has been three years within the making. Since 2019, JCH has been working with Horatio Tan at Avenue Silhouettes to create a brand new ISO 400 optimistic movie. ‘We went by means of many check variations attempting to get the appropriate stability, the appropriate saturation and the appropriate ISO,’ says Hunt, which was no straightforward feat contemplating ‘Most of the chemical substances that had been used within the earlier slide movies are merely banned by many areas.’ So, numerous modifications had been made to abide by numerous native and federal pointers in an effort to raised defend the atmosphere.

{A photograph} of a pre-production roll of FuguFilm 400.

Hunt says FuguFilm 400 ‘has been conceived and made utterly from scratch, and has taken quite a lot of time to succeed in a degree we’re pleased with.’ As with so many initiatives over the previous few years, the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on progress, however Tan and Hunt finally pulled by means of and are actually at a stage the place they’re comfy sharing their creation with the world.

As for why they selected a slide movie, Hunt says:

‘Horatio and I made a decision that we needed to make a slide movie, since we imagine higher outcomes are simpler to get when digitising color optimistic movie than digitising color adverse movie. You solely want a digital digital camera to digitise movie. With color negatives, you want a scanner (made to digitise positives) and a way of inverting the color to transform the adverse to a optimistic. It’s one much less step and in addition does away with the express want for devoted software program to carry out the inversion.’

Under is a pattern gallery of pictures captured by Michel Nguyen on pre-production rolls of FuguFilm 400:

A notable element of all the undertaking is that each Tan and Hunt eschewed crowdfunding throughout the analysis and improvement phases, utilizing cash out of their very own pockets to carry this movie to life. Hunt says ‘It was an costly route to take’ each fiscally and mentally, with ‘many complications, frustrations and virtually laughable misfortune’ alongside the best way. ‘However that’s the nature of the beast and we’re lastly able to say we’re pleased with the outcomes,’ says Hunt.

Hunt doesn’t present any concrete launch date, saying ‘FuguFilm shall be prepared when it’s prepared,’ however does specify that will probably be launched ‘this 12 months’ and says that it ‘shall be offered at a worth that’s aggressive and out there in all main retailers.’ Following the ultimate phases of beta testing and ultimate evaluation, a knowledge sheet shall be launched, but it surely’s not out there presently. You possibly can sustain with FuguFilm 400 bulletins on devoted FuguFilm Fb, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


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