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Cine Film Formats

Information on the most common cine film formats

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8mm Cine Film

The standard 8mm film also known as regular 8 mm format was developed by the Eastman Kodak company during the Great Depression and released on the market in 1932

Times based on 16fps
3″ dia. Holds. 50ft of film (4 to 5 mins)
5″ dia. Holds. 200ft of film (16 to 17 mins)
7″ dia. Holds. 400ft of film (33 to 34 mins)

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8 mm film strip

Super 8 Cine Film

Launched in 1965, the film comes in plastic light-proof cartridges containing coaxial supply and takeup spools loaded with 50 feet of film. This was enough for 3 minutes and 20 seconds of continuous filming at 18 frames per second, for a total of 3600 frames.

Times based on 18fps
3″ dia. Holds. 50ft of film (3 to 4 mins)
5″ dia. Holds. 200ft of film (13 to 14 mins
7″ dia. Holds. 400ft of film (26 to 27 mins)

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Super 8 film strip

9.5mm Cine Film

9.5 mm film is an amateur film format introduced by Pathé Frères in 1922 as part of the Pathé Baby amateur film system. The format uses a single, central perforation (sprocket hole) between each pair of frames, as opposed to 8 mm film which has perforations along one edge

Times based on 16fps
3″ dia. Holds. 50ft of film (3 to 4 mins)
5″ dia. Holds. 200ft of film (8 to 9 mins
7″ dia. Holds. 400ft of film (16 to 17 mins)

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9.5mm film strip

16mm Cine Film

16mm film was initially created in the 1920s as an inexpensive amateur alternative to the conventional 35 mm film format. Thanks to the compact size and lower cost, 16 mm was quickly adopted for use in professional news reporting, corporate and educational films, and other uses, while the home movie market switched to even less expensive 8 mm film.

Times based on 18fps
3.6″ dia. Holds. 100ft of film (3 to 4 mins)
5″ dia. Holds. 200ft of film (7 to 9 mins)
7″ dia. Holds. 400ft of film (14 to 15 mins)

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16mm film strip

35mm Film

Introduced in 1889 35 mm film is a film gauge used in filmmaking, and the film standard. in motion pictures that record on film, 35 mm is the most commonly used gauge

Times based on 24fps
7″ dia. Holds. 400ft of film (4 to 5 mins)
12.25″ dia. Holds. 1200ft of film (11 to 12 mins)
15″ dia. Holds. 2000ft of film (22 to 23 mins)

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35mm film strip
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