Cine Film Formats

Cine Film can come in many different formats. This page will help you identify what type of film you have.

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8mm Cine Film is the most common domestic format and comes in several variants. All variants measure 8mm in width. Standard 8mm was the earliest version followed by Super8 and Single8 which used the same physical dimensions but slightly different perforations and frame sizes. Sound recording was also possible using a magnetic stripe on one or both edges.

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16mm Cine Film is another common format used by both domestic and commercial customers and as the name implies the width of the film is 16mm.
Sound recording was possible using either a magnetic or optical edge track.
Variants include Super16 and Ultra16 which provide a native widescreen experience.

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9.5mm Pathé film was quite unique in appearance with centre perforations. The format is French in origin and goes back to the early 1920s. Delivering great image quality due to the large frame size. There was also a magnetic and optical sound option.

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Polavision by Polaroid was an instant home movie solution. Released in 1977 the format was not very popular and only lasted until 1979 when it was retired by Polaroid. The format was based on a cartridge design and NOT a film reel. The cartridge contained approx 40 feet of film.

How much does it cost?

The following calculator will give you an estimated project cost for the film scanning based on the size and quantity of reels, plus the output format.

The estimated cost assumes all the film reels are completely full, otherwise the final cost may come down. If you wish to receive multiple outputs such as USB and DVD then please contact us for some special pricing.
The return shipment is not included in this estimated price.
If you have any questions or would like a formal quotation please use the contact button below and we will be happy to assist.

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