I answered my own question. From the research paper, i.e. "Our
proposal seeks to develop open-source software to serve a truly global
community of film archives."

A wonderful initiative.

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Nicholas Kovats <nkov...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Rick, for your prompt reply! Do they intend to enter this
> software into the public domain?
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Rick Prelinger <foot...@panix.com> wrote:
>> USC is working on it. Here is a portion of their NEH grant application:
>> http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/university_of_south_carolina_open-source_application_for_image-based_digital_reproduction_of_optical.pdf
>> You need a pretty high-res scan of a track in good condition, but the
>> results sound great.
>> You can also get this done in Hollywood using proprietary software, but I
>> imagine it is expensive.
>> Rick
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