Preservation

Motion Picture Condition At-Risk Assessment Guide

Risk Level Immediate High Medium Low
Acidity 3+ 2+ 1+ 1-
16mm Shrinkage 1.3% + 1% - 1.3% .7% - 1% .7%
35mm Shrinkage 1.9% + 1.6% - 1.9% 1.3% - 1.6% 1.3%
Fading Present
Emulsion Fogging Present with evidence of layer separation Present
Ferrotyping 10ft. or longer sections 3 to 10 ft. sections within reel 1 ft. to 3 ft. sections within reel Evidence of small spots
Silvering Out 10ft. or longer sections 3 to 10 ft. sections within reel 1 ft. to 3 ft. sections within reel Evidence of small spots
Mold Large areas with evidence of etching Large areas with some underlying damage Large areas easily removed with no underlying damage Small spots easily removed

Determinations based on factors such as brittleness, crazing, and other conditions will influence the level of risk in addition to above guidelines.

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