Digitising footage from obsolete formats is a gigantic task. In Australia, digitisation is done under the auspices of the National Film and Sound Archive – but since 1982, most of this work has been done under contract by Silver Trak Digital.
Silver Trak is moving ever closer to a full service system since its takeover of authoring house Motionlink, and partnership with BUFF Dubs. Film Finances International (FFI) has been observing this growth. Known to the sector here as the cheery completion guarantor Film Finances Australasia, FFI is actually a respected unit in the biggest bonding company in the world.