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March 2006 • H-1-5218t
TECHNICAL DATA /
COLOR NEGATIVE FILM
KODAK VISION2 500T Color
Negative Film 5218 / 7218 / SO-218
KODAK VISION2 500T Color Negative Film 5218 / 7218 /
SO-218 is a high-speed, tungsten-balanced color negative
film with the finest grain available in a 500T product. The toe
speed has been optimized to give enhanced shadow detail
and improved shadow neutrality. It delivers true, natural
color over a wide range of exposures. The curve shape of this
film is very linear contributing to the overall neutrality and
flesh-to-neutral tone reproduction. This film delivers
improved performance for special effects and digital
compositing. The neutral tone scale provides easier color
timing and grading in postproduction. KODAK VISION2
500T Color Negative Film delivers clean, crisp images.
KODAK VISION2 500T Color Negative Films 5218 and
7218 have an acetate safety base with rem-jet backing.
KODAK VISION2 500T Color Negative Film SO-218
has an ESTAR Safety Base with rem-jet backing
Do not use a safelight. Handle unprocessed film in total
Store unexposed film at 13°C (55°F) or lower. For extended
storage, store at -18°C (0°F) or lower. Process exposed film
promptly. Store processed film according to the
recommendations in ANSI/PIMA IT9.11-1998: for
medium-term storage (minimum of ten years), store at
10°C(50°F) or lower at a relative humidity of 20 to 30
percent; for extended-term storage (for preservation of
material having permanent value), store at 2°C (35°F) or
lower at a relative humidity of 20 to 30 percent. For active
use, store at 25°C(77°F) or lower, at a relative humidity of
50 +/- 5 percent. This relates to optimized film handling
rather than preservation; static, dust-attraction and
curl-related problems are generally minimized at the higher
relative humidity. After usage, the film should be returned to
the appropriate medium- or long-term storage conditions as
soon as possible.
For more information about medium- and long-term
storage, see ANSI/PIMA IT9.11-1998,
SMPTE RP131-2002, and KODAK Publications No. H-1,
KODAK Motion Picture Film available online at http://
www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/h1, and No. H-23,
The Book of Film Care.
Tungsten (3200K) - 500 Daylight
Use these indexes with incident- or reflected-light
exposure meters and cameras marked for ISO or ASA speeds
or exposure indexes. These indexes apply for meter readings
of average subjects made from the camera position or for
readings made from a gray card of 18-percent reflectance
held close to and in front of the subject. For unusually light-
or dark-colored subjects, decrease or increase the exposure
indicated by the meter accordingly.
These films are balanced for exposure with tungsten
illumination (3200K). You can also expose them with
tungsten lamps that have slightly higher or lower color
temperatures (+/- 150K) without correction filters, since
final color balancing can be done in printing. For other light
sources, use the correction filters in the table below.
These are approximate corrections only. Make final corrections during
These are starting-point recommendations for trial exposures. If the kind
of lamp is unknown, a KODAK Color Compensating Filter CC 40R can
be used with an exposure index (EI) of 250.
Note: Consult the manufacturer of high-intensity ultraviolet
lamps for safety information on ultraviolet radiation and
1.With a KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter No. 85.
KODAK Filters on
Tungsten (3000 K) WRATTEN Gelatin No.
Tungsten (3200 K) None 500
Daylight (5500 K) WRATTEN Gelatin No.
White-Flame Arcs WRATTEN Gelatin No.
Yellow-Flame Arcs Color Compensating
OPTIMA 32 None 500
VITALITE WRATTEN Gelatin No.
WRATTEN Gelatin No.
85 + 10M
WRATTEN Gelatin No.
85C + 10R
Metal Halide WRATTEN Gelatin No.