Cable Television Needs a Complete Super-8 Film System
|Author(s):||G. Norman Penwell|
|Publisher:||Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers|
|Publication Date:||1 October 1970|
|Conference Location:||New York, NY, USA|
|Conference Date:||5 October 1970|
|Page(s):||42 - 47|
A challenge is made to the film industry to develop a complete super-8 film chain for cable television. There are several equipment elements that remain to be developed before super 8 can become a viable and competitive medium for use in local origination and news coverage in cable-television operation. The unique attractions of super 8 for the cable-television industry are assessed and compared to the alternatives of 16mm film and videotape recording. The cable-television industry needs are outlined and projections of system growth throughout the next decade are made. The potential market for such a super-8 system is explored and a typical local origination studio using the super-8 format is proposed.