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Original Camera Negative

Original Camera Negative (OCN) - This is the exposed and developed negative film from the camera. Initially it is the only visual record of a shoot and so is highly valuable. Before digits got involved with film the OCN had to withstand being cut, edited and copied to a make a few master interpositives. Now it can be run just once through a film scanner and then put on the shelf. This reduces the risk of damage and makes a digital copy, that itself can easily be copied for further security.