This is a pretty sweet project if you’re an archivist trying to figure out how to digitize a large library of films.
I can still remember opening the print of The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie to pre-screen it for our graduate school film screening series and immediately noticing the vinegar smell. The color was all tinted pink and red, and it was unusable. I still haven’t seen that film.
If this kind of technology, at this kind of cost ($3200 including the camera), had been available, perhaps we could have screened the digital version instead so at least more people could have seen it.