Cinematographic film is employed for cinema and television productions all over the world. The corresponding exposure and scanning hardware for this kind of film is widely available and installed. Accordingly, it is reasonable to employ this established film material also for ‘Bits on Film’, i.e., the storage of digital data that has gained a significant interest within the past few years. This promising approach is particularly attractive for archiving of digital film productions and is currently investigated within a research project being described in this paper.
Christoph Voges, Jan Fröhlich, "Long-Term Storage of Digital Data on Cinematographic Film" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2011, 2011, pp 158 - 161, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2011.8.1.art00036