Chronology of Film

History of Film from 1889 to present

1889 to 1939

1889

  • The first commercial transparent roll film, perfected by Eastman and his research chemist, was put on the market. The availability of this flexible film made possible the development of Thomas Edison's motion picture camera in 1891. A new corporation - The Eastman Company - was formed, taking over the assets of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company.

1909

  • First public announcement of Eastman Safety Acetate Support based on successful burning test results vs. Nitrate Support.

1910

  • First Safety Film (acetate) offered for sale in 22mm.

1912

  • Eastman provides Cellulose Acetate Base film to Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Orange, NJ for use in Home Kinescopes
  • Kodak Supplied 22mm wide film containing 3 linear rows of pictures with perforations between the rows.

1916

  • Cine Negative Film, Type E - Orthochromatic

1917

  • Cine Negative Film, Type F - Orthochromatic

1921

  • Cine-Positive tinted stocks available in: lavender, red, green, blue, pink, light amber, yellow, orange and dark amber.

1922

  • Super Speed Cine Negative Film - Orthochromatic
  • Kodak Panchromatic Cine Film

1923

  • Manufacture of matrix stock for (2 color) Technicolor process as well as print stock (Kalmus Positive)
  • Kodak made amateur motion pictures practical with the introduction of 16 mm reversal film on cellulose acetate (safety) base, the first 16 mm CINE-KODAK Motion Picture Camera, and the KODASCOPE Projector. The immediate popularity of 16 mm movies resulted in a network of Kodak processing laboratories throughout the world.

1926

  • Motion Picture Duplicating Film for duplicate negatives

1928

  • Type II and Type III Cine Negative Panchromatic Films
  • Kodacolor, a lenticular additive color film introduced for 16mm movies. Motion pictures in color became a reality for amateur cinematographers with the introduction of 16 mm KODACOLOR Film.

1929

  • The company introduced its first motion picture film designed especially for making the then-new sound motion pictures.

1930 - 1931

  • Super Sensitive Cine Negative Panchromatic Film --Awarded Oscar®-- (4th Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award (joint with DuPont Film Mfg. Corp.)
  • Orthochromatic Negative Film discontinued
  • Experimental Kodachrome color motion picture film (2 color) tried by Fox Film Co.

1932

  • First 3-color Technicolor film stocks introduced.
  • Awarded Oscar® -- (5th Academy Year) Class III. Scientific or Technical Award for the Type 2-B Sensitometer
  • The first 8 mm amateur motion-picture film, cameras, and projectors were introduced.

1935

  • Awarded Oscar® -- (8th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award for the development of the Eastman Pola-Screen
  • KODACHROME Film was introduced and became the first commercially successful amateur color film initially in 16 mm for motion pictures. Then 35 mm slides and 8 mm home movies followed in 1936.

1936

  • A new home movie camera was announced which used film in magazines instead of rolls - the 16 mm Magazine CINE-KODAK Camera. A year later, Kodak introduced its first 16 mm sound-on-film projector, the Sound KODASCOPE Special Projector.

1937

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Film 1365 (Nitrate Base). For making master positives. Awarded Oscar® -- (10th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Panchromatic Duplicating Film, 1203 (Nitrate Base). For duplicate negatives. Awarded Oscar® -- (10th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award.

1938

  • KODACHROME Duplicating film, 5262 (16mm). Also used as a camera film. Replaced by 5265 in 1940.
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Sound Recording Film, 1360 (Nitrate Base). For variable area sound recording.
  • EASTMAN Plus X Film 1231 (Nitrate Base). Replaced EASTMAN Super X Film, 1227 (Nitrate Base).

1939

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Sound Recording Film, 1366 (Nitrate Base). For variable density sound recording.
  • Oscar® Awarded to Emery Huse and Ralph B. Atkinson of Kodak -- (12th Academy Year) Class III. for their specifications for chemical analysis of photographic developers and fixing baths.
1940 1959

1940-1959

1940

  • KODACHROME Duplicating film, 5265 (16mm). Replaced 5262. Replaced by 5269 in 1950.

1941

  • Plus-X Cine Panchromatic Film, 5231. Replaced 1231.
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive, 1302 (Nitrate Base), for release printing.

1942

  • KODACHROME Professional Film, Type 5267.

1946

  • KODACHROME Commercial camera film, 5268. (16mm). Replaced 5262. Replaced by 7255 in 1958.

1947

  • Kodak introduced the EASTMAN Television Recording Camera, in cooperation with DuMont Laboratories and NBC, for recording images from a television screen.

1948

  • Safety Base developed to replace Nitrate Base Films.
  • Kodak announced a 35 mm tri-acetate safety base film for the motion picture industry to replace the flammable cellulose nitrate base.
  • Conversion from Nitrate to Safety Base begins, complete conversion takes approximately 4 years.

1949

  • Improved Safety Base Motion Picture Film -- Awarded Oscar® --(22nd Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award

1950

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive film, 5302. Safety base replacement for 1302. (B&W) Replace nitrate with acetate.
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Film, 5365. Replaced 1365 (nitrate).
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Panchromatic Duplicating Film, 5203. Replaced 1203 (nitrate).
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 5247. 35mm. Daylight, EI 16. First Kodak incorporated-color-coupler camera negative film. Replaced by 5248 in 1952.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 5381. 35mm Incorporated color-coupler print film for printing from color negative, 5247. Replaced by 5382 in 1953.

1951

  • Royal Journey (Princess Elisabeth visits Canada)- first commercial film to use Eastman Color Negative film 5247 and Eastman Color Print film 5381 system. Shown in theaters in Dec. 1951. No intermediates were made.
  • EASTMAN High Speed Black and White Print film, 5305. Faster than 5302. Discontinued in 1968.
  • Embossed Print film, 5306. Lenticular support for color kinescope (triniscope). 5302 emulsion.
  • EASTMAN Pan Separation film, 5216. For separation positives from EASTMAN Color Negative film. Replaced by 5235 in 1956.

1952

  • No Pets Allowed. A Warner Brothers short that was shown early in 1952. No intermediate films were made.
  • The Lion and the Horse, the first feature film (Warner Brothers) to use the 5216 and 5247 duplicating system in conjunction with Eastman Color Negative 5248 and Eastman Color Print film 5381.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 5248. Tungsten, El 25. Daylight, El 16. Speed increase and image structure improvement. Replaced 5247. -- Awarded Oscar® -- (25th Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award. Replaced by 5250 in 1959.
  • EASTMAN Color Internegative film, 5243. False sensitized. For making color duplicates from separation film, 5216. Replaced by 5245 in 1953.
  • Kodak received an Oscar for the development of EASTMAN Color Negative and Color Print films, introduced in 1950.
  • Conversion from Nitrate to Safety Base is completed. No more Nitrate.

1953

  • EASTMAN Color Internegative film, 5245. False sensitized. Replaced 5243. Discontinued in 1956.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 5382. Replaced 5381. Better definition. 7382 replaced by 7383 in 1961. 5382 replaced by 5385 in 1966.

1954

  • EASTMAN TRI-X Panchromatic Negative film, 5233. Daylight, EI 320. Tungsten, EI 250. High speed black and white camera negative.

1955

  • KODAK PLUS-X Reversal film, 7276. Daylight, EI 50, Tungsten, EI 40 B&W.
  • KODAK TRI-X Reversal film, 7278. Daylight, EI 200, Tungsten, EI 160 B&W. Awarded Oscar® -- (28th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • EASTMAN Television Recording film, 5/7374. For kinescope recording. Had been using 5373.

1956

  • EASTMAN Panchromatic Separation film, 5235. 35mm only. Replaced 5216.
  • PLUS-X Panchromatic Negative film, 4231 35mm. Later changed to 5231. Daylight, EI 80, Tungsten, EI 64.
  • EASTMAN Color Internegative film, 7270. For making color duplicate negatives from color positives. Process ECP, shortened. Replaced by 7271 in 1968.
  • Embossed Kine Recording film, 5209. Reversal panchromatic black and white. Discontinued in 1958.
  • EASTMAN Color Intermediate film, 5253. Two stage colored-coupler mask duplicating system for the EASTMAN Color film family. Process ECN, shortened developer time. Discontinued 1977.
  • EASTMAN Reversal Color Print film, 5269 16mm. Replaced 5265, KODACHROME. Replaced by 7387 in 1964.

1958

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Sound Recording film, 5375. Physical improvements over 5372. For variable area sound. Replaced 5372. Discontinued February 1981.
  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Panchromatic Negative film, 5234. Replaced 5203. (D)
  • KODAK EKTACHROME Commercial film, 7255. Tungsten, EI 25. Process ECO-1. Replaced 5268. Replaced by 7252 in 1970.

1959

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7383. Replaced 7382 for 16mm only. Improved definition.
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Positive film, 7/5362. Titleing.
  • EASTMAN Double-X Negative film, 7/5222. Daylight, EI 250. Tungsten, EI 200 (E).
  • EKTACHROME ER film, 7257. Daylight, EI 160. Process ME-2A. News & Space. Name grade from SO-260. Discontinued in 16mm.
  • EKTACHROME ER film, 7258. Tungsten, EI 125. Process ME2-A. News & Space. Name Grade from SO-270. Discontinued in 16mm.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 5250. Tungsten, EI 50, Daylight 32. Increased speed. Replaced 5248 (EI 25). Replaced by 5251 in 1962. (C).
1960 1979

1960-1979

1960

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive film, 7303. 16mm only. Better image structure than 7302. Discontinued 1962.
  • EKTACHROME Reversal Print film, 7386. Process ME-2A. Printing from 7257 & 7258. Discontinued 1972.

1962

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7/5385. Replaced 7383 and 5382. Improved definition and speed. Discontinued in 1972.
  • EASTMAN Reversal B & W Print film, 7361. Print stock for black and white reversal camera films. Ortho-sensitive.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 5251. Tungsten, EI 50. Image structure improvement over 5250 (EI 50). Replaced by 5254 in 1968.

1963

  • EASTMAN RP Negative film, 7229. Daylight, EI 250. Tungsten, EI 200. 16mm black and white negative film for VISCOMAT processing. Discontinued in 1970.
  • EKTACHROME MS film, 7/5256. Daylight, EI 64. Process ME-2A or ME-4. Discontinued January, 1984.

1964

  • EASTMAN XT-Pan Negative film, 5220 Daylight, EI 25. Tungsten, EI 20. Ultra sharp and fine grain. For background projection. Replaced Background X film, 5230. Discontinued 1970.
  • EASTMAN 4-X Negative Pan film, 7/5224 Daylight, EI 500. Tungsten, EI 400. High speed camera negative film. Discontinued 1990 (G).
  • EASTMAN Reversal Print film, 7387 (KODACHROME). Non-incorporated coupler color duplicating film. Replaced 5269. Process RCP-1. Discontinued August, 1981.

1965

  • Super 8 film format - silent - Commercial availability, May, 1965
  • Kodak developed the super 8 format and launched super 8 movies with new cartridge-loading KODACHROME II Film.

1966

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Positive film, 7/5366. For master positives from black and white negatives. Blue sensitive. Toe shape improvement. Replaced 5365.
  • KODAK EKTACHROME EF film, 7242. Tungsten, EI 125. Process ME-4. Replaced 7258. Discontinued 1986.
  • KODAK EKTACHROME EF film, 7241. Daylight, EI 160. Process ME-4. Replaced 7257. Discontinued 1984.
  • EASTMAN Reversal Print film, 7387. Improved. Non-incorporated couplers. Process ECP-2. Discontinued August, 1981.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME R Print film, 7388. For prints from projection contrast reversal originals. Process ME-4. Replaced by 7389 in 1970.

1967

  • KODAK 4-X Reversal film, 7277. Daylight, EI 400. Tungsten, EI 320.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7380. For super-8 end use. Discontinued June, 1971. Replaced by 7381 in 1970.
  • EASTMAN Color Print Film, 5744. Low Contrast film for television production.

1968

  • EASTMAN Color Internegative film, 7271. Replaced 7270. Process ECP, shortened. Image Structure. Discontinued January, 1982.
  • EASTMAN Direct MP film, 7/5360. Ortho sensitive. For direct reversal duplicating in a one developer process. Oscar® Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award. Also awarded to Consolidated Film Industries for the application of the film to the making of post-production work prints.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 7/5254. Tungsten, EI 100. Replaced 5251 (EI 50). Image structure equal to 5251. Discontinued March, 1977 (E). Oscar® Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • EASTMAN Color Reversal Intermediate film, 7/5249. For a one step color duplicate of the original. Process CRI-1. -- Awarded Oscar® -- (41st Academy Year) Class I. Scientific or Technical Award.
  • Discontinuance of 5305.
  • Oscar® Awarded -- (41st Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award for the development of a new high-speed step-optical reduction printer (joint award with Producers Service Co.)
  • EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) -- ME-4 Process for developing color film with greater speed and sharper images.

1969

  • Kodak received an "Emmy" Award for its development of fast color film processing for television use.

1970

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Commercial film, 7252. Tungsten, EI 25. Process ECO-3. Replaced 7255. Sharper than 7255. Forcible to EI-50. Paper given April 1969 SMPTE, Hollywood, CA.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7381 (super 8 only). 0.45 log E faster than 7380, which it replaced. Also see 1971 & 1972.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME R Print film, 7389. Silver sound trackcapable. Replaced 7388. Paper given April 1969 SMPTE, Hollywood, CA.
  • Discontinued 7229 and 5220.
  • Oscar® Awarded -- (43rd Academy Year) Class III. Scientific or Technical Award for the design and engineering of an improved video color analyzer for motion picture laboratories (joint award with Photo Electronics Corp.)

1971

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7381. Replaced 7385 for 16mm end use. Discontinued January, 1982. Also see 1970 & 1972.
  • Kodak introduced "movies by the light you live in" with KODAK EKTACHROME 160 Movie Film (Type A) and two new super 8 movie cameras which, in combination, made possible "existing light" movies for home use.

1972

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 5381. Replaced 5385 for 35mm end use. At this point there was only one common color print film for all formats, for the first time. Discontinued January, 1982. Also see 1970 & 1971.

1973

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Reversal Print film, 7390 (SO-390). High contrast print film for duplicating low contrast camera film 7252. Replaced 7386. Paper given 1971 SMPTE, Montreal.
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Panchromatic film, 5369. For travelling matte opticals. 35mm only.
  • Super 8 film format - magnetic sound - Commercial availability, August, 1973
  • Oscar® Awarded -- (46th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award for the development of a liquid-gate system for motion picture printers (joint award with PSC Technology, Inc. and The Rickmark Camera Service Inc.)
  • Motion Picture and Educational Markets Division renamed Motion Picture and Audio Visual Markets Division.

1974

  • EASTMAN Color Negative II film, 5247. Tungsten, EI 100, Daylight 64. Sharper/finer grain than 5254 (EI 100) (E). Process ECN-2 (new process). EDTA bleach. Paper given 1972 SMPTE.
  • 5254 RETURNED TO PRODUCTION UNTIL 1976.
  • EASTMAN Color SP Print film, 7/5383. For higher temperature Process ECP-2. For greater release printing efficiency in larger labs. Quality similar to 7/5381 with which it will co-exist. Discontinued 1983.

1975

  • KODAK EKTACHROME SM film, 7244. Super 8 color reversal film for automated processing in Spermatic Processor. Process ES-8. Announced 1973.
  • EASTMAN Ektachrome Video News Film 7240. Process VNF-1 (eliminate prehardener and neutralizer from Process ME-4). Tungsten EI-125 Quality and performance comparable to 7242, with which it will co-exist.

1976

  • EASTMAN Color Negative II film, 7/5247. Tungsten, EI 100 H. Process ECN-2. Modified. Extended latitude and improved flesh tone. First introduced in 1974. EDTA bleach. Discontinued March, 1983.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Video News film, 7239. Daylight, EI 160. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7241.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Video News film, 7240. Tungsten, EI 125. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7242. EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
  • EASTMAN Color Intermediate II Film 5243 -- Oscar® Awarded -- (50th Academy Year) Class II. Scientific or Technical Award. Replaces 5253. Process ECN-2. Paper given at 1976 SMPTE.

1977

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME High Speed Video News film, 7250. Tungsten, EI 400. Process VNF-1.
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME VN Print film, 7399. Process VNF-1. Replaced 7389.
  • EASTMAN Color SP Low Contrast (minus 25%). Print film, 7/5738.Process ECP-2.

1978

  • Oscar® Academy Award of Merit -- (51st Academy Year) for the research and development of duplicating color film for motion pictures 5243 film (accepted by K. M. Mason).

1979

  • EASTMAN Color LF Print film, 7378. Improved cyan dye post processing keeping. Process ECP. Markedly improved cyan dye dark-keeping stability. Discontinued January, 1982.
  • EASTMAN Color LFSP film, 7379. Same as 7378 except for Process ECP-2. Markedly improved cyan dye dark-keeping stability.1 Discontinued 1983.
1980 1999

1980-2000

1980

  • EASTMAN Color Internegative II film, 7/5272 S. Process ECN-2, normal. Replaced 7/5271.
  • EASTMAN Color Negative II film, 7/5247 F. Ferri bleach version (SR-29).
  • EASTMAN Sound Recording film, 7/5373. Replaced 7/5375 Paper given at SMPTE 1979.

1981

  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME High Speed Daylight film, 7251. Daylight, EI 400. Process VNF-1 or RVNP. High speed 16mm camera film. Compatible with Process VNF-1 and RVNP.

1982

  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7/5384 Improved cyan dye dark keeping and red sensitivity to process variations. Process ECP-2A. Replaced 7/5381, 7/5383, 7378, 7379. In SMPTE Journal December 1982 and BKSTS Journal August 1983.
  • EASTMAN Color High Speed Negative film, 7/5293. Tungsten, EI 250 ECH. Process ECN-2. Discontinued Spring 1983. EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences). Paper published in SMPTE Journal October 1982. Was given Journal Award for best technical film paper in 1982.
  • Datacode Magnetic Control Surface

1983

  • EASTMAN Color Negative film, 7291. Tungsten, EI 100. Improved image structure and color reproduction in a 16mm film. Replaced 7247. Published in SMPTE Journal December 1983.
  • EASTMAN Color High Speed Negative film, 7/5294. Tungsten, EI 400 35mm; EI 320 16mm. Increased film speed and improved image structure. Replaced 7/5293. EMMY Awarded (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
  • EASTMAN Color LC Print film, 7/5380. Low contrast (minus 15%) for video transfers. Optimum reproduction of film over television. Replaced 7/5738.
  • National Association of Television Program Executives: (Salutation) "Congratulations to Eastman Kodak Company on it's 100th birthday with gratitude for it's enormous and vital contributions to the growth and the beauty of the television medium."

1984

  • Discontinued - EASTMAN EKTACHROME EF films, 7/5241, 7/5242 and EASTMAN EKTACHROME MS film 7/5256. All required Process ME-4. These products had been replaced with products requiring Process VNF-1 / RVNP.

1985

  • Discontinued - EASTMAN EKTACHROME Commercial film, 7252 and EASTMAN EKTACHROME Print film, 7/5389 and Processes ECO-3 and ME-4 (R).

1986

  • EASTMAN Color High Speed Negative film, 7292. Tungsten, EI 320. Replaced 7294. First motion picture film to have "T" Grain. T-Grain is in the fast magenta and slow blue (N).Discontinued 1992.
  • EASTMAN Color High Speed SA Negative film, 5295 Tungsten, EI 400. Greater blue/green separation and tighter tolerance perforations. Especially for blue screen applications. -- Awarded TECHNICAL EMMY 1988.(F)
  • EASTMAN Color High Speed Daylight Negative film, 7/5297. Daylight, EI 250. -- Awarded TECHNICAL EMMY 1988. Discontinued 1997.
  • EASTMAN Color Intermediate film, 7/5243, IMPROVED. Reduced grain and increased blue speed. T-Grain in the blue.(A)
  • Discontinued EASTMAN EKTACHROME Reversal Print film. 7390.

1988

  • Reduced processing fog sensitivity of EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive film, 7/5302;
  • EASTMAN Sound Recording film, 7/5373;
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Print film, 7/5362.
  • EASTMAN Color Print film, 7/5384. Modified to Eliminate need of formalin in stabilizer. Process ECP-2B.
  • Awarded Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of EASTMAN Color High Speed SA Negative Film 5295 for blue screen travelling matte photography.
  • Awarded Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of EASTMAN Color High Speed Daylight Negative Films 5297/7297

1989

  • EASTMAN EXR 50D Color Negative film, 5245/7245. Daylight EI 50. Extremely fine grain. T-Grain in all layers.(K)
  • EASTMAN EXR 100T Color Negative film, 7248 16mm. SO 387 35mm. Tungsten, EI 100. Replaced 7291, 16mm. Improved grain and sharpness. T-Grain in all layers.
  • EASTMAN EXR 500T Color Negative film, 5296. Tungsten, EI 500. Blue and green separation similar to 5295. All T-Grain except in fast yellow (J) Discontinued 1995.
  • STRENGTHENED CORNERS. All 35 mm EASTMAN camera negative films with Bell and Howell (negative) perforations are produced with stronger (radius increased by 0.005 inches) corners. This will decrease the propensity for the perforations to fracture, and lengthen the use of products where perforation stress is a factor.
  • TIGHTER TOLERANCE 16 MM. All 16 mm camera films have a reduced tighter tolerance. This refers to perforation height and width dimension and not pitch.
  • 100 Years of Service to the Motion Picture Industry -- Awarded Oscar®
  • Kodak celebrated the 100th anniversary of motion pictures by introducing Eastman EXR color negative films.

1990

  • Discontinued. EASTMAN 4 X Negative Film, 5/7224. EASTMAN 4 X Reversal Film, 7277.
  • EASTMAN EXR 100T Color Negative Film, 5248, 35 mm. Tungsten EI 100. Introduced in 1989 (M).
  • EASTMAN EXR 500T Color Negative Film, 7296. Cut from 5296 (J).
  • Cinema Digital Sound co-devleoped by Kodak and Optical Radiation Corporation
  • EASTMAN Digital Sound Recording Film 2374 (R).

1991

  • T-Grain & EXR Film Family of Products -- Awarded Oscar®
  • Motion Picture and Audio Visual Markets Division renamed Motion Picture and Television Imaging Division.

1992

  • EASTMAN EXR Intermediate Film, 5/7244. Finer grain and sharper than EASTMAN Intermediate Film, Replaced 5/7243. -- Awarded Oscar® in 1994(V).
  • EASTMAN EXR 200T Color Negative Film, 5293/7293. EI 200 Tungsten. Characteristics similar to the other camera negative films with an EXR designation. Grain structure similar to 5248 (L). Discontinued 2004
  • EXPERIMENTAL EASTMAN Separation Film - (5238) SO-340 Acetate - SO-038 Estar. Sold as companion to 5235.
  • Kodak's Cinesite Digital Film Center opened in Burbank, California.

1993

  • EASTMAN EXR Color Print Film 5/7386, Replaced 5/7384
  • EASTMAN Color LC Print Film 5/7385, Replaced 5/7380
  • Using Kodak's new CINEON technology, Kodak technicians digitally restored Walt Disney's 1937 classic "Snow White".

1994

  • EASTMAN EXR 500T 5298/7298 (T). Discontinued 2003.
  • EASTMAN EXR 200T 5287/7287 Ultra Latitude (W). Discontinued 1996.
  • Awarded Oscar® for EASTMAN EXR Intermediate Film 5244

1995

  • EASTMAN EXR Primetime 640T Teleproduction Film 5600(P).
  • EASTMAN Sound Recording Film 5378 / 7378 / 2378/E / 3378/E. This film replaced EASTMAN Sound Recording II Film 5373/7373
  • www.kodak.com/go/motion goes "live" on September 25.

1996

  • Motion Picture and Television Imaging renamed Professional Motion Imaging.
  • KODAK VISION 320T EASTMAN Color Negative Film 5277/7277 (Q).
  • KODAK VISION 500T EASTMAN Color Negative Film 5279/7279 (U).

1997

  • KODAK PRIMETIME 640T Teleproduction Film 5620 (Y).
  • KODAK VISION 200T Color Negative Film 5274/7274 (Z).
  • KODAK VISION 250D Color Negative Film 5246/7246 (I).

1998

  • KODAK SFX 200T (X). Discontinued 2004.
  • KODAK PreView System
  • KODAK VISION 800T Color Negative Film 5289 (R). Discontinued 2004.
  • KODAK VISION Premier Color Print Film 2393
  • KODAK VISION Color Print Film 2383
  • Discontinuance of 5235 EASTMAN Panchromatic Separation Film

1999

  • KODAK VISION 800T Color Negative Film 7289 (R. Discontinued 2004.)
  • Kodak Kit Chemicals
  • KODAK Panchromatic Separation Film 2238 - Replacement for 5235
  • KODAK EKTACHROME 100D 35mm Color Reversal Film 5285. Discontinued 2010
2000 present

2001 - present

2001

  • KODAK VISION Expression 500T Color Negative Film 5284 (EG)
  • KODAK VISION Color Intermediate Film 5242 / 2242 - Replacement for 5244 / 2244

2002

  • Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to Steven Gerlach, Gregory Farrell and Christian Lurin for the design and development of Kodak Panchromatic Sound Recording Film 2374
  • KODAK VISION 500T Color Negative Film 5263 / 7263 (EE). Discontinued 2003.
  • KODAK VISION2 500T Color Negative Film 5218/7218 (EH), is the first product available in the VISION2 product family and features revolutionary low grain, providing superior image quality in all formats, with cleaner telecine transfer.

2003

  • Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to Kodak Research Scientists Dr. Leslie Guiterrez, Diane Kestner, James Merrill and David Nikelwicz for the design and development of the KODAK VISION Premier Color Print Film 2393
  • KODAK VISION 5263/7263 (EE) Discontinued 2003
  • EASTMAN EXR 500T 5298 (T) Discontinued 2003
  • KODAK VISION2 Expression 500T Color Negative Film 5229 / 7229 (EB) low contrast, low color film with soft smooth flesh tones. Discontinued 2010.

2004

  • Awarded Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of antistatic layer technology
  • KODAK VISION2 100T Color Negative Film 5212 / 7212 (EM). Discontinued 2010
  • KODAK VISION2 200T Color Negative Film 5217 / 7217 (EL). Discontinued 2010
  • KODAK EKTACHROME 100D Color Reversal Film available in 16 mm format.
  • KODAK VISION2 7217 and KODAK VISION2 7218, available in Super 8 mm format
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Film 7239 (Daylight) Discontinued
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME Film 7240 (Tungsten) Discontinued
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Film 7250 (Tungsten) Discontinued
  • EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Film Daylight Film 7251 Discontinued

2005

  • KODAK VISION 250D Color Negative Film 5246 / 7246 (I) Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 500T Color Negative Film 7279 (U) Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 200T Color Negative Film 7274 (Z) Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 500T Color Negative Film 7279 (U) Discontinued
  • KODACHROME 40 Movie Film (Type A) Super 8 mm Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 320T Color Negative Film 5277 / 7277 (Q) Discontinued
  • KODAK EKTACHROME 64T Color Reversal Film 7280 Super 8 mm
  • KODAK VISION2 50D Color negative Film 5201 / 7201 (EK)

2006

  • EASTMAN Direct MP Film 2360/DMP242 ESTAR Discontinued
  • EASTMAN Direct MP Film DMP666 Discontinued
  • EASTMAN EXR 50D Film 5245/7245 Discontinued
  • New film emulsion for Kodak Telecine Analysis Film. New format includes approximately 12 ft. of TAF and 1 ft. of TEC plus leader and trailer.
  • KODACHROME 40 Moive Film (Type A) 7270 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 500T Color Negative Film 7279 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION 200T Color Negative Film 7274 Perforated One Edge Discontinued
  • KODAK Fine Grain Duplicating Positive Film 2365 Discontinued

2007

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a commendation - a 'Special Plaque' - to the team of individuals responsible for creating cyan dye track technology and helping to convert the industry to this new method of laying down analog soundtracks on print film. Two of the award recipients are Kodak technologists Dick Sehlin and Frank Ricotta.
  • KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219 (EJ. The first in a new family of films is everything you love about KODAK VISION2 Films-the overall look, the image structure- with a host of added improvements.

2008

  • Academy Award® to Eastman Kodak Company for the development of photographic emulsion technologies incorporated in to KODAK VISION2 Color Negative Films
  • KODAK Sound Recording Leader Film / SO-374 Discontinued

2009

  • KODAK VISION Premier Color Print Film 2393
  • KODAK VISION Color Teleprint Film 2395 3395
  • KODAK Motion Picture Film on Facebook - Social Media

2010

  • KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254 / 5254
  • KODAK VISION3 200T Color Negative Film 5213/7213
  • @Kodak_ShootFilm on Twitter - Social Media
  • KODAK EKTRACHROME 64T Color Reversal Film 7280 Discontinued
  • KODAK EKTRACHROME 100D Color Reversal Film 5285 7285
  • KODAK VISION2 100T Color Negative film 5212 / 7212 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION2 200T Color Negative Film 5217 / 7217 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION2 500T Color Negative Film 5260 / 7260 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION2 Expression 500T Color Negative Film 5229 / 7229 Discontinued
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Panchromatic Film 5369 Discontinued
  • KODAK Color Positive Leader SO-227 Discontinued
  • KODAK Panchromatic Sound Recording Film 2376 / E Discontinued
  • KODAK PLUS-X Reversal Film 7265 Discontinued
  • KODAK Plus-X Negative Film 5231 / 7231 Discontinued

2011

  • KODAK 500T Color Negative Film 5230/7230
  • KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 5203/7203
  • EASTMAN High Contrast Panchromatic Film 5369 (2369 / 3369 ESTAR Base) - Discontinued
  • Kodak ShootFilm on YouTube - Social Media

2012

  • Kodak Motion Picture Film on Pintrest - Social Media
  • KODAK VISION2 50D Color Negative Film 5201/7201 Discontinued
  • KODAK Color Asset Protection Film 2332
  • KODAK VISION3 Digital Separation Film 2237
  • KODAK 500T Color Negative Film 5230 / 7230 Discontinued
  • KODAK EKTACHROME 100D Color Reversal Film 5285/7285 Discontinued
  • KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 7203 available in the Super 8 format
  • Primetime EMMY® Engineering Award - Philo T. Farnsworth Award recognizing the company's innovation and leadership in image capture, processing and manipulation in the television industry.
  • KODAK Vision Premier Print Film 2393 Discontinued

2014

  • Eastman Color Internegative II 5272/7272 - Discontinued
  • KODAK Color Asset Protection Film 2332 - Discontinued
  • KODAK Color Internegative Film 5273/7273 - Acetate version is discontinued
  • FPC Inc. closure (release print destruction services)

2015

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Release Positive Film 5302/7302 - Discontinued
  • Kodak ShootFilm on Instagram - Social Media

2017

  • EASTMAN Fine Grain Duplicating Panchromatic Negative Film 5234 Discontinued (acetate version only- still offering 2234)