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GATINEAU PRESERVATION CENTRE
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

The Motion Picture Film Divsion consists of a Black and White motion picture Lab with two processors, they process dupe neg, fine grain pos, and release prints.

Modified Oxberry optical printers with wetgate option and gates for 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 28mm, and 35mm.

A small screening room with a Kinoton side by side 16mm/35mm projector.

Inspection rooms with Intercine modifed (modified for sprinkage) flatbeds, also a converted Intercine for 28mm viewing.



Front of the building. Four floors of concrete vaults surrounded by glass. The labs are on the fifth floor.



The booth, Kinoton side by side machines 35mm and 16mm with 2000 watt lamphouses.



The 16mm side



Close up of the 16mm.



35mm side.



Close up of the 35mm.



Control panel for the small screening room. The room holds 20 people.



Inspection bench. Tape splicers, Ultra sonic, and cement. Everything is wound on to cores. Colored leader identifies reference prints, masters and printing elements.



Inspection and comparison rooms. Modified Intercines for shrinkage. 8mm, super 8, 16mm and 35mm.



Modified Intercine for 28mm and 9.5 viewing. The preservation centre has the biggest collection of 28mm prints in the world.



Optical printers, modified Oxberry's with liquid gates.



Side view of the printer, printing a old 28mm film to new 35mm dupe.



Mixing tanks in the lab.



One of two black and white processors. This one does dupe and fine grain.



The older processor for release prints. Can also do rewash.



Contact printer.



Ultrasonic film cleaner.



One of two timing machines. This one is a Colormaster.


Photos from the Paul Gordon collection.

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