Super 8, super-8-mm Motion Picture Cameras (Fri, 26 Nov 2004 10:52:03 -0400)

Subject: Re: [Konvas] Super 8
Date Posted: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 10:52:03 -0400
From: RL Wise (bob at
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> Has anyone done a comparison between shooting Super 8 and 16mm lately? It
> seems like those 50 foot cartridges are pretty expensive.

I shot a commercial last year that used S8 footage and the S8 actually cost
more than shooting the Super 16 when all was said and done...The problem is
that not a lot of folks do quality telecine of S8 and usually throw in a set
up/minimum charge ( as do most labs for processing) So it only makes sense
as a stylistic choice and certainly not budget wise...

By the way Pro8 is a company I have been doing business with for years and
their price on Kodak negative ( by the way they were the ones who actually
got Kodak to do Negative S8 and they had to pay for the minimum runs Kodak
required so lets give credit where credit is due as there would be NO Super
8 Neg if they were not part of the equation) include processing and that
actually makes their rate competitive. Their telecine work is also excellent
and I would never send S8 anywhere else.