What kind of film do I have?
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8mm Film vs. Super8mm Film vs. 16mm film
on whether your 8mm film or Super
8mm film was originally shot by you or your
parents, you may not know exactly what type of film you
have. If your film is on a reel between 3 and 7 inches in
diameter, it is most likely 8mm film, Super 8mm film (with
or without Sound) or 16mm film.
Regular 8 film is 8mm in width, with single
sprockets down one side of the film. These holes are
generally larger than those on Super 8mm Film. Find out more about our 8mm film to DVD transfer service
Super 8mm Film
Super 8mm Film, sometimes also called
"Super 8", is also 8mm in width and may have sound. It has
smaller sprockets down one side than Regular 8. Find out more about our Super8 film to DVD transfer service
Do you see a trend here? 16mm film is (you
guessed it!) 16mm wide, and may have sound. If you see
sprockets along the top and the bottom of the film, it is
silent 16mm Film. If you only see one set of sprockets along
the top, chances are you have 16mm Sound Film. 16mm film
also runs twice as fast as Regular or Super 8mm film. Find out more about our 16mm film to DVD transfer service