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  About Film Formats - Slides, Negatives, & Transparencies
Over the years there have been many film formats, and so it can be confusing to determine what type of materials you have.
Since there are many film formats we cannot explain all types, but will cover the more common ones; 110 (sub-miniature format), APS, 35mm (standard format), 120 (medium format), and 4"x5" (large format).
Inside the cassette the film is 23mm wide and the frames are 30.2mm x 16.7mm in size (don't open the cassette or it will be ruined!).
www.pearsonimaging.com /articles/about/filmformats.html   (1068 words)

  Frequently Asked Questions
After the film is developed at the laboratory, it is slit down the middle and the pieces are spliced together, resulting in an 8mm film.
The film itself comes either wound tightly around a plastic `core,' for loading into a camera magazine (either in a darkroom, or a portable `changing bag'), or, for 100' and 200' lengths, mounted on small metal spools (like those for regular 8mm), which can be loaded into the camera in moderately bright daylight.
This format is now rarely used for feature film cinematography, although it is often used for background plates and other visual effects scenes which benefit from the extra negative area and resulting high resolution of that format, as the negative contains an area which is four times that of a standard 1.85:1 projected frame.
www.film-tech.com /tips/faq2.html   (3938 words)

 One hundred Years of Film Sizes. Almost one hundred film widths and perforations were experimented with.
Films from 10 to 15 meter lengths in special containers were for rent from Edison depots or by mail.
An optimum use of the film width was obtained by expanding the image and reducing the size of the perforations on both sides.
After processing the film was slit in the middle and the two 8mm halfs spliced together.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/filmsize.html   (3700 words)

 RMM 3D Encyclopedia - On-Film 3D Formats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Then the camera advances the film two frames (10 perforations), and photo #2 is taken.
The camera again advances 2 frames, and photo #3 is taken (part of which is not show - the "left" side of photo #3 would be off to the left of this drawing).
This method of film advancing is simpler than the European 1-3-1-3 sequencing, as the film advance distance is always the same.
www.rmm3d.com /3d.encyclopedia/formats/on.film.html   (422 words)

 rec.arts.movies.tech FAQ
Films with magnetic sound also have a `balance stripe' on the perforated edge in order to keep the film thickness even, although sound is not normally recorded on it.
Film `dailies' (quickly made prints of camera negative) are often known as `work prints,' as, after they are viewed by directors and cinematographers, they are the actual prints with which film editors (assuming they actually are editing on film) `work' as they cut and splice the film together to appropriately reflect a film's story.
Films in 16mm and sometimes 35mm are cut into so-called `A and B rolls,' in a `checkerboard' fashion in order to ensure that splices will not appear on the screen when the prints are projected.
www.redballoon.net /~snorwood/faq2.html   (16857 words)

 Elmer's Guide to Theatrical Film Formats
Often, when a film is shot in a Super 35 process, the home video release will be available in both a standard, 4:3 version and a 2.35:1 letterbox version, giving consumers a choice of seeing more than what they saw in the theatre or seeing the original, theatrical images.
For this format, the film is, obviously, twice as wide as 35mm film, but each frame is 5 perforations tall instead of 4.
The 70mm soundtrack through the years was a set of magnetic “stripes” on the film which were capable of delivering the highest fidelity sound of all film formats (until digital sound came along).
www.geocities.com /gregclep/format.html   (2939 words)

 Filmmaking-Careers: Motion Picture Film Formats and Hi-Def TV
Film shot in 4:3 ratio will present the same difficulty while deciding where to reframe the image, but degradations caused by refaming are quite minimal when done at the telecine transfer step compared to a similar action using video as the source.
Film, which runs at 24 frames per second in the U.S., must be transferred to video using a method that divides the 24 frames into the 30 available television frames.
Film is the one medium capable of crossing most of the boundaries that exist in program delivery.
www.filmmaking-careers.com /hdtv.html   (6653 words)

 KODAK:FAQ:Motion Picture Super Film Formats
The new film, Super 8, could be used with the same economy as regular 8 mm, and projectors that could show both sizes of film could be easily manufactured for customers with a library of older films.
The wider image of this format exposes the frame out to the edge of one side of the film where the second row of sprockets would be.
When the sound track area was added to film in the late 1920s, the picture had to be narrowed and shortened to maintain the same aspect ratio (frame shape).
www.kodak.com /global/en/service/faqs/faq2110.shtml   (686 words)

This film could be run during a breakdown to pacify the audience....it was needed more than the designers, theatre owners or patrons would have liked.
Dolby Stereo: Although the advent of magnetic sound tracks improved the quality of film sound in the 1950's, it was often available only in the best-equipped theatres playing the most prestigious films, and the cost of magnetic-sound film prints was prohibitively high.
Having the soundtrack directly on the film allows it to coexist with the analogue track without involving any other media like a CD - this not only makes it simple for film distributors and theatre owners to handle, but also allows Dolby Digital prints to be prepared at virtually no additional cost.
www.dvdaust.com /film_sound.htm   (2920 words)

 Film Formats Compared
These were the most popular film formats from the invention of photography until the 1950s, when medium format cameras like the Rollei rose in popularity.
Of course crop every film format for each image, and if you prefer using the square image, artists consider the square image to be a more intellectual composition compared to the ordinary rectangle.
The journalism formats of digital and 35mm are so popular that unfortunately many amateurs never consider other formats that could be better suited to their work.
www.kenrockwell.com /tech/format.htm   (3122 words)

 Film Formats at MROB
This format was popular for a while because of the importance of avoiding projection-booth fires (one had killed 124 people in 1897).
The film was shown in three projectors on a huge curved screen, the only use of a curved screen until OMNIMAX in 1973.
Many movies are filmed this way, and the director composes the shots with the knowledge that the film will be cropped two different ways during transfer to cinema and video formats (a sort of double soft-matting) An excellent example of this is Cameron's Titanic (1997).
home.earthlink.net /~mrob/pub/filmformats.html   (1578 words)

 History of Kodak Roll Film Numbers
It was now necessary to specify the image size and the camera the film was to be used in, as not all films for the same size pictures could be used interchangeably.
A-116 film, for example, was for the same size pictures as 116 film but instead of red and fl duplex paper, the film was wound with a sheet of carbon paper and thin red paper.
This film used in an Autographic Kodak camera allowed a brief message to be written on the film in the space between the pictures.
www.nwmangum.com /Kodak/FilmHist.html   (947 words)

Utilizing a special 16mm film which had double the number of perforations on both sides, the filmmaker would run the film through the camera in one direction, then reload and expose the other side of the film [Double-8].
Others used films with a width of 11mm, 24mm, 28mm, 50mm, 62mm, etc. In 1907, a voluntary agreement was reached, which became known as the Motion Picture Patents Agreement of 1907.
A camera and projector system that employs the largest film frame in motion picture history: 65mm film moving through the camera horizontally allows individual frames that are 15 perforations wide and measure 71.09 by 52.63mm, ten times larger than the standard 35mm frame.
www.cinematographers.nl /FORMATS1.htm   (3121 words)

 Medium and 35mm Film Formats
There are three main roll film types in regular use: 35mm, 120 medium format, and 220 medium format roll films.
The Leica used 35mm motion picture film, doubling the 35mm movie frame size (24mm x 18mm), which is still used in some "half-frame" cameras such as the Olympus Pen F.
As you might know, the larger the film frame size, the larger your lens has to be to get the equivalent "angle of view" or amount of coverage.
www.photoethnography.com /ClassicCameras/filmformats.html   (748 words)

 Formats-- Aspect Ratios
AR is an abbreviation for Aspect Ratio - the ratio of the width of the image to its height, expressed in the form x:1.
A dash in the year abandoned column indicates the format is still in use.
mm is the width of the film in millimetres, e.g.
www.film-center.com /formats.html   (136 words)

 APUG - How are different film formats made
I am curious because it seems to me if the same machines are used to produce and cut all of one emulsion, as long as one format is produced, they can all be produced although with higher costs for formats less in demand in the future.
But if I understand the underlying question of future availability of a given film format, then at present I can relate that there are several suppliers of specialty film formats.
Kodak must have scrapped the equipment for making thick emulsion films (after all, Super XX had been the only one for quite a while) when they sold their remaining stock.
www.apug.org /forums/showthread.php?t=4332   (1089 words)

 Film Formats
Prior to the advent of Sound on Film in 1926, the Aspect ratio was 1.33:1.
Super 35mm is a format designed to utilize the frame area of the film that is occupied by the optical sound track, utilizing more of the picture area.
They added 2.5mm to each side of the film which allowed two magnetic tracks to be recorded on the left and right sides of the film outside the sprocket holes and one track each was recorded on either side of the image inside the sprocket holes.
www.dvdaust.com /film_formats.htm   (2530 words)

 Film & Formats
The mistake many photographers make when they discover the advantages of medium format is that they sell their 35mm gear.
But, the aspect ratio of the film format is a significant issue.
The film is moderate in contrast, very fine-grained, and neutral and accurate in colour rendition.
www.luminous-landscape.com /tutorials/film-and.shtml   (1650 words)

 Open Directory - Arts:Movies:Filmmaking:Film Formats
This category covers all of the large-format film industry, often known by the trade name 'IMAX' or 'Giant Screen.' Large format films use a film area up to 10 times bigger than conventional 35mm film, and are projected onto screens up to eight stories high.
However, since information about the format is somewhat rare, it is expected that some submissions may be from sites with information on a variety of formats, or from sites with a variety of information, which includes super 8.
Most modern theatrical films are created in a shape that is different from the shape of a standard television set.
dmoz.org /Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Film_Formats/desc.html   (506 words)

 The 8mm Film Format Metadirectory
Film Arts Foundation - San Francisco-based film collective (membership is $45.00/yr.) that has an incredible range of offerings, not the least of which are equipment rentals and a post-production facility which includes a Super 8 editing facility.
Films must be no longer than 60 minutes in length and completed in the last three years.
Abenteuer: Kino - 8- and 16mm films and one-sheets.
lavender.fortunecity.com /lavender/569   (6887 words)

 Motion Picture Film Preservation
A lively portrait of the various media collections held by the CBC and the preservation and restoration activities it undertakes.
FIRST (Film Restoration and Conservation Strategies) is a consortium of European organizations working twoward developing standards and recommended practices in the application of digital technology in conservation and restoration of archival film.
Film Preservation 1993: A Study of the Current State of American Film Preservation.
palimpsest.stanford.edu /bytopic/motion-pictures   (1206 words)

 Large Format Film Formats Filmmaking Movies Arts
Contains list of global theatres, films and distributers.
- Article looking at the possible futures of the large format film industry.
Provides data on giant-screen films, theaters, and organizations.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Film_Formats/Large_Format   (97 words)

 Film Formats - Filmmaking - Movies - Arts - WoList.com - Everything you want to know about Film Formats is on this site!
A large-format film distributor who deliver IMAX film prints across the world.
Educational film looking at seven of the most diverse places on Earth.
Contains information about the format, and showtimes and details about three Australian IMAX theatres in Brisbane, Sidney and Melbourne.
www.wolist.com /wo/arts/movies/filmmaking/film-formats   (211 words)

 Netscape Search Category - Film Formats
Cinema Equipment Collector Page Presentation of Cinema equipment from the old days combined with information about projection of 35 and 70mm film in theatres.
Letterbox Format Explanation An explanation of what the Letterbox Widescreen Format is.
One hundred years of film sizes One hundred film sizes have been experimented with in the past.
search-intl.netscape.com /Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Film_Formats   (182 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Movies: Filmmaking: Film Formats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
FCLS Film-Center - Collecting 8, 16, and 35mm film and information.
Nine Five Movies - Stills from Pathescope 9.5mm films.
Thomas Miller's 16mm Film Links and Entertainment Emporium - 16mm film related mailing list and links.
www.dmoz.org /Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Film_Formats   (146 words)

 Film Formats Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Further film formats and processes will be added and existing entries amended as and when time permits.
A curious but intersting list of the various film formats devised over the last 100 years of cinema.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
the.arc.co.uk /135547.arx   (87 words)

 Film Publications and Resource Guides - National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Library of Congress of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual.
Kinoeye, "a new fortnightly journal of film in the new Europe"
Lumiere: Database on admissions of films released in Europe
lcweb.loc.gov /film/pubs.html   (1055 words)

 Jedi Council Forums - Film-Formats...Pleese help
I have a problem when trying to watch the films...
My MediaPlayer says it is an unreadable format.
Jedi Council Forums » Fan Activities » Fan Films »
boards.theforce.net /message.asp?topic=8944075   (81 words)

 Directory > Arts > Movies > Filmmaking > Film Formats - Search.com
Many film sizes have been experimented with in the past.
A survey of the history of a number of these gauges.
Collecting 8, 16, and 35mm film and information.
www.search.com /dir/Top/Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Film_Formats   (154 words)

 eBay Shops - Other Film Formats, DVD, Film TV items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
High Quality Pyjamas, Shirts, T-Shirts, Knitwear/Fleeces and a selection of brand new Hong Kong films to clear, along with some other bits an...
Bringing you film materials sourced from around the world, with emphasis on the unusual.
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