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Digitisation of panoramic negatives Jennifer Lloyd
Manager
Preservation Services
Sketchbook of scenes of Sydney, Broken Bay, Newcastle
and region, New South Wales, 1817-1840 [picture]
Edward Close
http:/...
Section of the rotunda, Leicester Square, in which is exhibited the Panorama:
the British Museum, London; AN862225
circa 1...
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3366506-s47
Photographs
stuck together
end to end
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3366506-s47-b1
The Cirkut Camera
– with panoramic
attachment
http://piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogs/1906centurylp253.htm
Fan which controll...
Flexible film
• 360 degree panoramas
• people appearing in
panoramas more than once
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn6157266
Fa...
Library of Congress – American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/panoramic_photo/pnpizza.html
The Enemark Project
• Publication – pilot project to digitise 30
negatives
• Stored in off-site nitrate store at 8°C
• not...
Pilot project
– developed digitisation standards for large
negatives
– identified problems with existing workflows and
equ...
• Eastman non-curling film
cartridge for Cirkut
cameras
• 8 feet of film per box
• The negatives were unrolled
and then laid out flat with
woven polyester tissue
interleaved between each
negative
• They were then put under weights
for two weeks
Workflow for Enemark project
The Panorail
The Panorail in action!
Panorama of Edina, Ebenezer Vickery's house
Waverley, New South Wales
Capture standards and resulting size of digital file
Neg size Standard Typical file size
35mm colour
negative
16 bits per ...
Thanks
To the staff in Preservation Services, Digitisation and
Photography and Pictures at the National Library.
To the Na...
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
Digitisation of Panoramic Negatives
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  1. 1. Digitisation of panoramic negatives Jennifer Lloyd Manager Preservation Services
  2. 2. Sketchbook of scenes of Sydney, Broken Bay, Newcastle and region, New South Wales, 1817-1840 [picture] Edward Close http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an4563834 1817 - 1840 Panoramas were first drawn and painted
  3. 3. Section of the rotunda, Leicester Square, in which is exhibited the Panorama: the British Museum, London; AN862225 circa 1791
  4. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3366506-s47 Photographs stuck together end to end http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3366506-s47-b1
  5. 5. The Cirkut Camera – with panoramic attachment http://piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogs/1906centurylp253.htm Fan which controlled rate of rotation of the camera on the tripod Slit in the panoramic attachment to expose the flexible film which wound past Tripod
  6. 6. Flexible film • 360 degree panoramas • people appearing in panoramas more than once http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn6157266 Farmers and Graziers Company 1925
  7. 7. Library of Congress – American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/panoramic_photo/pnpizza.html
  8. 8. The Enemark Project • Publication – pilot project to digitise 30 negatives • Stored in off-site nitrate store at 8°C • not catalogued • many in each box • difficult to handle and provide access • no surrogate
  9. 9. Pilot project – developed digitisation standards for large negatives – identified problems with existing workflows and equipment – took a lot of time – improved preservation and provided access to these items – What about the rest? • increased use because of publication?
  10. 10. • Eastman non-curling film cartridge for Cirkut cameras • 8 feet of film per box
  11. 11. • The negatives were unrolled and then laid out flat with woven polyester tissue interleaved between each negative
  12. 12. • They were then put under weights for two weeks
  13. 13. Workflow for Enemark project
  14. 14. The Panorail
  15. 15. The Panorail in action!
  16. 16. Panorama of Edina, Ebenezer Vickery's house Waverley, New South Wales
  17. 17. Capture standards and resulting size of digital file Neg size Standard Typical file size 35mm colour negative 16 bits per pixel, RGB, 2000ppi 25MB 4 x 5” colour transparency 16 bits per pixel, RGB, 2000 ppi 400MB Slice of panorama 16 bits per pixel, Greyscale, 1000ppi 275MB Full panorama 16 bits per pixel, Greyscale, 1000ppi 275MB – 2GB (dependent on length)
  18. 18. Thanks To the staff in Preservation Services, Digitisation and Photography and Pictures at the National Library. To the National Library for funding my attendance at this conference Questions?
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