Current Film Formats
Super 8 is an archaic film format created for use in “home movies” in the 1960s. The format was based on an even earlier format, 8 mm. Super 8 differs from 8 mm in frame size. The super 8 sprocket hole is smaller and subsequently has a larger frame area. Although no cameras are being made, thousands are still around and film and processing are available. Other services are also available, including telecine. Some people love the grainy look of this format and it is occasionally used as a shooting format in music videos and other productions where its down-and-dirty look is a plus.
Also intended as a “home movie” format, 16 mm is a shooting and projection format that soon evolved into a professional ...