Title: Meet the Reflex
Description: The Reflex Archival Film Scanning system has been developed in association with film archivists, cinematographers and engineers. The patent-pending system provides sprocket-less, continuous motion scanning of motion pictures, including films that were thought to be lost forever due to their deteriorated condition.
Title: Scanning the “Un-scannable” (HD)
Description: The Reflex Scanner was designed and built to faithfully digitize the images from archival film – without harming the film or adding new artifacts. Whether we are scanning film in perfect condition or film that others deem “un-scannable”, the Reflex Scanner produces sharp, high-resolution digital files…of images that were thought to have been lost forever.
Title: General Paul von Hindenburg, 1914 (HD)
Description: This rare and remarkable footage follows von Hindenburg, beginning in 1914 when the 66-year-old served as Germany’s Chief of General Staff in World War I. It includes battle scenes as well as those with him in strategy sessions with other officers and in the field with German troops. Following the war, von Hindenburg was twice elected President of Germany. During his second term, under pressure, he appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor and several scenes show him with Hitler where von Hindenburg’s dislike for the man he called a “Bohemian Corporal” is obvious. The footage concludes in 1933, one year before von Hindenburg’s death. This was scanned from 9 minutes and 54 seconds of silent 16mm B&W reversal film shot at 18fps.
Title: Thrills of the Racetrack, 1915 (HD)
Description: In this collection of thrills from the early days of the automobile, vintage cars trailing plumes of white smoke and piloted by helmeted daredevils in open drivers’ seats barrel their way around curves and down straightaways, through city streets, on a banked wooden track, and across the sand of an unnamed beach. Included are scenes from the 1915 Pan American Exposition car race in San Francisco and early images from the Indianapolis Speedway. This was scanned from a silent 16mm B&W print. The original is 1 minute and 49 seconds long and was shot at 18 fps.
Title: Fairfield, California, 1946 (HD)
Description: Shot is 1946, this historical footage of the sister-cities of Fairfield and Suisun City captures the people and places of those northern California cities. Included is a look at the technology and transportation of the local police, including their arrest of a small-time criminal — as well as a Keystone-Kops-like segment involving a fire engine. Other sequences show the printing of the local newspaper, school children and their teachers at dismissal time, people involved in a church service, and other local scenes. The 31-minute and 13-second silent camera original footage is 16mm color reversal film, shot at 24 fps.
Title: Barrow, Alaska, 1947 (HD)
Description: In this 1947 footage shot on 16mm Kodachrome film, Barrow residents celebrate the Nalukataq spring whaling festival of the Inupiat Eskimos of Northern Alaska. The festival — with its blanket toss and its women and children wearing colorfully-decorated mukluks and parkas — is both a celebration of whaling success — and a time to distribute frozen whale meat to the community. The original film is 16 minutes, silent, shot at 24 fps.
Title: President Dwight D. Eisenhower “Waging Peace” Interview, 1965 (HD)
Description: In his Gettysburg, PA office in 1965, four years after he left the Presidency, Eisenhower talks energetically about several major events of his eight years in office. He offers his perspective on the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian Revolution and the U2 Incident. He also provides his appraisal and approval of the actions of his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles. The interview was conducted in support of Eisenhower’s book, ‘Waging Peace,’ which was published that year. This was scanned from a 4-minute 46-second, 16mm B&W reversal film shot at 24 fps.
Title: Russian Fishing Fleet off Oregon Coast, 1966 (HD)
Description: In 1966, when Russian fishing vessels began appearing off the west coast, they impacted the American fishing industry in ways that continue today. Territorial limits were changed and a 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone was established. And although the American fleet first became ‘catchers’ for larger foreign vessels, eventually the US fishing industry built its own trawlers and stopped working with foreign companies. Within ten years, the Magnuson-Stevens Act was established to conserve fishery resources and enforce international fishing agreements. This was scanned from 35 minutes and 45 seconds of silent 16mm camera original shot at 24 fps.
Title: George Romney Campaigning in Alaska, 1967 (HD)
Description: That’s recent-Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s mother in the basket of the dog sled being driven by her husband George Romney in this 1967 footage from George’s Presidential campaign in Alaska with running mate, Alaska Governor Walter Hickel. This footage was shot at the Tudor Track where Hickel introduced Romney to Alaska-style competition and their wives came along for the ride. The silent 16mm color reversal original is only 48-seconds long. It was shot at 24fps.
Title: Republican National Convention, 1968 (HD)
Description: This footage records the attendance and attention of various delegates and others at the 1968 Republican Convention held from August 5 – 8 in Miami Beach. At the podium in some scenes is Walter Hickel being introduced by Sen. Everett Dirksen, and later, speaking and waving to the audience. Born in Kansas in 1919, Hickel moved to Alaska in 1940 where he was a strong supporter of Alaska’s statehood. He served as the state’s governor from 1966 through 1969 when he resigned to become US Secretary of the Interior in the Nixon Administration. Later fired by Nixon, Hickel was again elected Governor of Alaska in 1990. The original silent footage is 1 minute 28 seconds long and was shot at 24 fps on color reversal film.
Title: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker, Northwind, 1970 (HD)
Description: In a montage of scenes, this film follows the icebreaker Northwind as it makes its way through Artic ice, greets officers who land by helicopter, and brings its crew home for an arrival welcomed by family and a full military band. The footage was shot from 20 January through 9 April 1970, as the ship conducted a patrol in the western Arctic on a mission to lay cable, conduct oceanographic studies, resupply the Distant Early Warning Line, and determine the accuracy of a new airborne method of ice reconnaissance. On this voyage, the Northwind set a new record for the farthest penetration by a surface vessel into the Artic icepack. The silent 16mm camera original is 42 minutes and 50 seconds long and was shot at 24 fps.
Title: Super 8mm Color Film (HD)
Description: This super 8mm film was shot on Kodak Vision 3 7203 50 Speed Daylight Color Negative The frame rate is 24 fps
Title: Super 8mm Black & White Film (HD)
Description: This film was shot on Kodak TRI-X 7266 200 speed daylight Black & White reversal film The frame rate is 24 fps