A Guide to Cine Film Formats
Super 8mm and Standard 8mm Film
Super 8mm and 8mm gets its name from the width of the film - 8mm.
99% of all our customer transfers are Super 8mm or Standard 8mm cine film.
9.5mm Cine Format Identification
9.5mm Cine film is named after it's width - 9.5mm . It is a rarely seen format of cine film dating back to the 1880's. It is instantly recognisable by the sprocket holes in the middle of the film.
It was available initially in black and white and then in colour - always with no sound.
16mm Cine Format Identification
16mm is named after the width of the film. It was a cine format favoured extensively amongst serious amateur and professional users.
Silent 16mm film has sprocket holes on both sides of the film. 16mm film was also made with an optical sound track running down one edge of the film which means that there are sprocket holes on only one side of the film.
16mm and 9.5mm Reel Diameters and Running Times
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