Gestern jährte sich zum 50. Mal die Sprengung eines Potwalkadavers, den man im November des Jahres 1970 in Florence, Oregon, am Strand gefunden hatte. Anlässlich dessen ließen die Besitzer des Originalfilms denselbigen fachmännisch restaurieren und auf 4k bringen.
Linnman and Brazil captured the original unedited footage on 16mm color reversal motion picture film. They recorded the audio track live, on location, on a magnetic stripe directly on the film using an attached microphone. As opposed to the degradation that happens with video tape from making a copy of a copy of a copy, the original 16mm film — what was shot that day on the beach — still projects a crisp image with bright vibrant colors. KATU donated the original 16mm footage to the Oregon Historical Society in the late 1980s. The footage has been transferred over the years to various video formats, but this is the first time it has been scanned at 4K resolution — or a display resolution of approximately 4,000 glorious pixels across the horizontal. The film was transferred by AV Geeks in Raleigh, North Carolina, on behalf of the Oregon Historical Society.