Super 8 to DVD
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Do I have Super 8 Sound or Super 8 Silent Film?
While most Super 8 film is silent, sound recording was added
to a small number of Super8 film cameras before video
cameras were introduced into the market. In addition,
some 8mm Film Projectors at the time had the capability of
adding a soundtrack after the film had been developed.
If your Super 8 film has sound, it will show up as a thin
brown magnetic strip (similar to that of an audio tape
cassette) on the side of the film opposite of the sprockets.
How can I tell if I have Super
Super 8 film has larger images than Regular
8mm film, and as a result had to have the sprocket size
reduced in comparison to make room for the larger images.
Super 8mm film will usually have 6 smaller sprockets per
inch, while your Regular 8mm film will have about 7 larger
sprockets per inch. It will be easy to tell the
difference if you have a variety of film taken over a period
of time. Unlike many other film to dvd conversion
companies, Our Super 8 to DVD transfer
costs are the same as our Regular 8mm to DVD transfer costs,
regardless of whether your Super 8 film is silent or has
Why do I have so many 3-inch Super 8 Film Reels?
Given the size of 8mm and Super 8 film cameras, there wasn't
much room to fit a lot of film into the camera. As a
result, film was sold and developed in 50-foot increments,
or about 3 to 4 minutes of footage depending on the film
type. 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 film will still be on the original
How do your Transfer Super 8 to DVD?
Regardless of whether you have Silent Super 8 film or Super 8
Sound film, all of our Super 8 film transfers go through our
all-digital film transfer process.