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Film formats

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Film Formats

Please expand these areas with any technical problems, but we are looking for the technical standard for footage capture here, for each format.


Source materials

  • 8mm
  • Super-8
  • 16mm
  • Super-16
  • 35mm
  • 70mm
  • other


  • VT 1" quad
  • VT other (e.g. Shibaden EIAJ VTR reel)
  • D3
  • D5
  • other



  • machinery
  • wetgating




How to recognise video image sources, BBC R&D, 2001.
Tests of visual acuity to determine the resolution required of a television transmission system, BBC R&D, 2004


Examples of archive materials


625 online contains screen grabs from several noteable films of which there is only snippets of footage avaiable.

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