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Original Technical Papers and Primary Sources

Anonymous (1977): Im Handumdrehen. In: Der Spiegel, 19, May, 31. Jahrgang, p. 210.

Anonymous (1977): Naissance du cinéma instantané. In: L’auto-journal, Rubrique realisée sous la direction de Pierre Marais, 12, Jul., pp. 94–95, on p. 95. (in French) View Quote

Anonymous (1977): Movies… Polavision lets you see them 90 seconds after you shoot. In: Popular Science, 211,1, Jul.

Anonymous (1977): Neu: Polavision. In: Foto Magazin, 7, Jul.

Anonymous (1978): Making instant movies. Here’s what it’s like to use the new Polaroid system. In: Popular Science, 212,5, May, p. 106.

Anonymous (1978): Ma il Polavision e’ un’altra cosa!. Phototest Italiana, 41, Oct, pp 72–77.

Leavitt, Don; Drukker Leendert (1978): First Look. Polavision instant movies. In: Popular Photography, Feb., pp. 68–70, 72, 162–163.

Secondary Sources

Havemeyer-King, Genevieve (2013): Polavision. Immediately Visible Living Images. In: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, on pp. 1–8. View Quote

Pinel, Vincent (1992): La forêt des techniques. In: Michel Ciment (ed.): Ciné mémoire. Colloque international d’information (7-9 octobre 1991). Paris: Femis, pp. 17–24, on p. 21. (in French) View Quote

Measurements

Transmittance spectra measured with a multispectral imaging system using film stripped of the silver emulsion and thus giving unhindered access to the filter line structure. Due to the narrow filter tracks in Polavision (right spectrum) the measurement of transmittances of a single filter was difficult to execute on the system used. The spectra interfere with each other giving less clear results as in Polachrome (left spectrum) where separation was more successful. Looking at the spectra and considering the challenges measuring Polavision it can be assumed that the Polachrome spectrum does also represent the transmittances of the Polavision filters. Credit: Giorgio Trumpy, ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors.

Contemporary Reception

Havemeyer-King, Genevieve (2013): Polavision. Immediately Visible Living Images. In: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, on p. 9.  View Quote