Super 8: Whither Bound?
|Author(s):||Norwood L. Simmons|
|Publisher:||Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers|
|Publication Date:||1 October 1969|
|Conference Location:||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Conference Date:||2 October 1969|
|Page(s):||2 - 9|
A significant benefit of the super 8 system is that it now makes the motion picture medium accessible for small-group and individual viewing. Implications of this breakthrough are discussed in terms of 8mm statistics and potential markets. Six key attributes of super 8 are flexibility, accessibility, repeatability, controllability, compatibility and profitability. Compatibility and performance factors influencing the choice of a super 8 sound system and a cartridge design are discussed in terms of the eventual potentialities of this new format in screen communication.