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
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-902-7
DOI: 10.5594/M00919



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.