Lack of Standardization on Hardware in Super 8

Author(s): G. Carleton Hunt
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): 31 - 34
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-902-7
DOI: 10.5594/M00924



A brief review of the 8mm format is given. There was an increased interest in professional 8mm in the early sixties. The potential of the 8mm-width print film was retarded by the lack of existing standards. Standardization is essential to provide a base for widespread use and worldwide distribution. The possibility of 8mm print footage surpasses both 35mm and 16mm if the industry adopts the necessary standards.