What is the Super8 Film Format?
The true selling point for Super 8 was that the film came in a cartridge that could be quickly loaded into new film cameras of the era. This may explain why you see so many more films of travel excursions from your family starting in the 1960s due to the quick film loading times and the camera's instant ability to recognize the film speed.
Throughout the formats history, Super 8 became nearly iconic. When that happens, you know a film format isn't going to go away that easily - even in a very digital era.
The Evolution of Super 8 and its Effect on Professional Film
As with standard 8mm, some studios sold reduced-time prints of their movies in Super 8 format. Your household may have had some of these various classic films that you perhaps saw (and maybe still have as a collector's piece). Some of the first films that played on airlines were transferred to Super 8 stock.
You'll likely still see Super 8 used sparingly in the future on an amateur or professional basis just for stylistic purposes of grainier film quality. That shows the digital and film worlds can easily co-exist to create a sense of high art rather than complete image perfection.
Super 8mm Film Conversion to Digital
But if you still have old Super 8 film footage that contains valuable family footage, have it transferred to DVD today before the film deteriorates.
At Click-Scan-Share, we do this with utmost care and with the latest technology to assure high quality for decades. Contact us so we can help you preserve your family footage and service all your other photographic projects.