Physical condition and restoration
Eye has owned this collection since the 1980s. However, while the physical condition of the films is excellent, the unusual features of the 68mm format mean that digitization of the material is not without its challenges.68mm is quite a rare format and because it also has no perforation like normal analogue film, this material is very difficult to either transport or steady in a scanner using conventional equipment. Additionally, because of the size of the frames, scanning should happen at 8K resolution. After scanning, the image can be restored to get as close as possible to the original properties of the film.