FAQ

Why shoot Fujifilm ?

The Fujifilm Corporation was founded in 1934 to manufacture motion picture film products, and today supplies cinematographers and the motion picture industry worldwide.
Since its foundation, Fujifilm has consistently been an innovator in the development and advancement of motion picture industry.

As digital shooting and editing has become an standard in the industry, Fujifilm has decided to discontinue production of its majority of the motion picture film products in March, 2013 and has shifted its business operations to provide products and services designed for digital workflow of motion picture production and projection.

Will Fujjifilm Motion Picture Film be available after March 31st, 2013?

Although Fujifilm finished production on March 31st, 2013, Fujifilm Motion Picture Film will continue to be available until the inventory is exhausted.
Please contact our worldwide distributors for availability information.

What motion picture film stocks are available after March 31st, 2013?

Our long-term archiving film, ETERNA-RDS (Type 4791) will be available after March 31st, 2013.
Please contact our worldwide distributors for availability information.

What other motion picture products are available after March 31st, 2013?

Fujifilm have launched "Image Processing System" products; on-set color management system for digital motion pictures, compliant with "ACES Specification" of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

What precautions can I take with x-ray scanners at airports ?

Carry the film stock as hand luggage. Most, if not all of the newer hand luggage x-ray machines use weak x-ray radiation and it should not affect the film. But if you check your film in as luggage, the x-ray machine is stronger and would cause some fogging to the product.

Your best option would be to mail the film with a "DO NOT X-RAY" sticker rather than take it through the airport. If you have to take it throught the airport, avoid the x-ray by showing the cans to security and explaining.

  • * As you are aware, since the tragic events of September 11th, airport security procedures have been upgraded. We advise you not to carry unexposed or unprocessed film through airports but to mail stock with a commercial carrier. When this is unavoidable we suggest you take a changing bag with you and request hand inspection by security officials. You should arrive at the airport as early as possible to allow for delays.

Does Fujicolor negative film require special processing ?

No. Fujifilm utilizes the industry-standard ECN-2 processing available at any motion picture processing laboratory.

Does Fujicolor negative stock have a key code ?

Yes. Fujifilm's “MR Code” system combines machine-readable bar coding with an improved numerical edgeprint that can be checked by technicians at a glance. “MR Code” includes the film type, emulsion number, master roll number, plus other information to facilitate post-production film handling.

Does Fujifilm manufacture B&W motion picture film ?

Yes, however distribution is limited. Check for your local distributor for availability on the Fujifilm Motion Picture Film world-wide distribution listing.

How should I store my film ?

Raw Stock Storage
Like other color films, Fujicolor Negative Film may undergo certain changes in photographic properties when stored for extended periods. Since these changes can be accelerated, particularly through the action of heat and moisture, it is recommended that raw stock be stored at temperatures below 10°C (50°F). Packages containing film that has been refrigerated should remain sealed until reaching equilibrium with ambient temperature. When packages are opened too soon, moisture from outside the package may condense on the film surface before and during use.
Exposed Film Handling
Exposed films should be processed as soon as possible. If exposed films cannot be processed within one week of exposure, they should be stored at a temperature below 10°C (50°F) and processed as soon as circumstances permit.
Processed Film Storage
Fujicolor Negative Film is designed to resist color fading. However, high temperatures and humidity accelerate changes in dye image and film base deterioration. To avoid such changes, processed film should be kept at a temperature of 15°C (59°F) with 30% to 40% RH for long-term storage (about 100 years) or at a temperature 20°C (68°F) with 40% to 50% RH for medium term storage (about 50 years). Furthermore, it is recommended that processed film in storage should undergo visual inspection for changes (e.g. deformation, color fading, adhesion, and mould) and be checked for acetic acid odour at intervals of a few years.