A century ago, memories captured on film reels created invaluable viewing footage for Americans that could be passed down for generations as heirlooms. Documenting not only our memories, but also that of Americana nostalgia along the way. Unfortunately, this film and the equipment used to view the footage does not last forever. Overtime, the film deteriorates and will be ruined – lost forever. ProMedia understands how priceless these memories are. It is our mission to preserve these memories for families by converting their film reels into crystal clear digital formats. ProMedia is the leader in film transfer to DVD, Digital Files and/or video storage on our cloud product known as Digital Video Archive.
8mm home movie was first introduced to the market in 1965. They consisted of 200-400 foot reel of standard 8mm film that was accompanied by an 8-inch flex disc. The idea of this was to provide soundtrack to the silent 8mm film.
16mm is a cinematography format introduced in 1923 by Kodak. Its film stock is held on acetate safety film. Sound was added to 16mm in 1930 and color in 1935 along with Kodachrome.
9.5mm film was introduced in 1922. It was commonly used to make home movies overseas. 9.5mm was originally created as an inexpensive format to copy commercially made film. It became very popular in 1920’s because one strip of 35mm film made three tape strips of 9.5mm.
Super 8 film was released in 1965 as a motion picture film format. It replaced the ‘regular’ and ‘double’ 8mm home movie. The films are 8mm wide, just like the prior version, but the edges are much smaller creating a greater exposed area.
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