• The Super 8MM film format was developed by Kodak in 1965 to replace regular 8mm. Regular 8 had the reputation for being very unstable. It didn't get exposed properly through the film gate. Super 8 solved this problem by putting a pressure plate in the film cartridge.

  • People in the 60's and 70's used super 8 to record jerky home movies. This format is the second most popular format next to 35mm. The reason for this is because loading a film cartridge for your super 8 camera involves no threading of the camera. This makes it easy for anyone to use. Besides being easy, it's also very cheap. Today it costs about $20 US or $28 cdn to buy and process a full 3.5 minute 50 foot roll of colour Super 8 film.




    Super 8 MM Film Maker's Navigational ImageBroadcast center for Super 8 mm Film Maker's Web RingPrevious Web SiteNext Site in Webring