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The restoration scanning rate was 4 seconds per frame. This equates to one hundred hours for every hour of film.
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By basing the restoration on the original camera negative, there are no derivative optical generations which can be seen in the release prints. Hence, when the digital restoration is complete, greater color tonality and resolution is achieved compared with the original theatrical release.
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A "clean room" which is so air tight that it is of the degree utilized for that of making integrated circuits, was used for the restoration process of the James Bond films.
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Each frame of each movie utilized 45MB in disc space in the restoration process.
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The restorers maintain that the Bond movies now resemble not movies which were made in the sixties but now resemble films made today that are set in the sixties. As such, they maintain that the films are now not rooted in time but timeless.
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Dr. No (1962), the first and oldest of the original James Bond movie negatives, was not the negative which was in the worse condition as originally was thought.
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Over 1000 high end Power Mac G5s routed in a gigabit ethernet network were utilized.
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During the filming of The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), a dresser was bumped during a fight scene, and a camera crew can be seen in the reflection. However, content was not altered in the restoration process, and the camera crew can still be seen reflected in the digitally restored version. A similar gaffe can be seen in Casino Royale (2006).
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The reels were scanned at such a high resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) than was greater than the resolution of the original negatives that were actually being scanned. The usual pixel resolution of James Bond DVDs was only 720 x 576 pixels.
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For the James Bond Film Restoration process, DTS Digital Images (formerly Lowry Digital Images) checked forty two miles of film, removed thirty seven million pieces of dirt, utilized 700 terabytes of storage, extracted seventy four thousand hair fibres and took two and half years to complete.
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