8mm Film to DVD
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What is 8mm film
Standard 8mm film, also known as Regular
8 mm film, Double 8 mm film or simply as
Standard-8 or Regular-8, was the original film
format designed for the home movie market, and provided a
cheaper alternative to the 16mm film format. It was
originally developed and released into the market in 1932.
It proved an immediate success, and didn't see much change
as a format until the 1960s when a new frame rate of 18
frames per second was introduced, and then again in 1965
when the Super 8 film
format was introduced.
How much 8mm film do I have?
You may be overwhelmed when you open your box of family
movies and are faced with a seemingly endless (and heavy!)
collection of 3-inch reels, 5-inch reels and 7-inch film
reels. Just how many hours of film footage do you
have? A quick estimate can be given by adding all of
your reels together, and then using the following
3-inch reel :: 50 feet :: approx 3-4
5-inch reel :: 200 feet :: approx 15
7-inch reel :: 400 feet :: approx 30
Why do I have so many 3-inch 8mm Film Reels?
much room to fit a lot of film into 8mm or Super 8mm Film cameras.
As a result, film was sold and developed in 50-foot
increments, or about 3 and a half minutes of footage depending on
the frame rate of your 8mm film. If you or your parents never took the time to
splice these smaller film reels together onto a 5-inch reel
or 7-inch reel, your 8mm film will still be on the original
3-inch film reel received after it was developed.
How do your Transfer 8mm Film to DVD?
All of our 8mm and Super 8 film transfers go through our
all-digital film transfer process.