Check Out A 1939 Ski Jumping Competition In This Restored Footage

 

Gamma Ray Digital has restored and upscaled this fascinating archival footage of a ski jumping competition from circa 1939. The studio believes this may be “Big Nansen” – a steel trestle tower jump in Milan, NH built a couple years before this film was shot, by the Nansen Ski Club.

Using their Lasergraphics ScanStation archival film scanner, Gamma Ray Digital scanned the original footage at 4K HDR. The scanner takes two images of each frame, bringing out the shadow detail on underexposed footage.