In relation to the activities of the MiLoS project (develop an Open Standard Migration Free Storage and Archival Medium for long term archiving of digital data) FilmoTec and Fraunhofer IPM developed an analysing tool to characterize the properties of new film material due to homogeneity, geometrical and density resolution and RMS. This ContactReader device analyses these film properties independently from any recording or reading hardware realisation and specification and is therefore a powerful tool for advancing film properties. The tests have shown that this ContactReader device is also capable of qualifying the production chain of images on film. By comparing the properties of the images on the actual produced film with the results when the process was implemented the archive can always check and qualify its own film production.
Ulrich Klocke, Joachim Anders, Andreas Hofmann, Rainer Redmann, Fritz Denkewitz, "ContactReader: Qualification tool for film production and processing chain" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2014, 2014, pp 111 - 114, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2014.11.1.art00024