Film formats

Standard 8

Standard 8mm film came on the market in Christmas 1932. It was developed from a 16mm film by adding a double number of holes to both sides of the film. The other side of the film was first exposed and then the roll was turned over. After filming and development, the film was split in half and became 8mm wide. The splitting devices were different and thus the width of the film varied somewhat. Standard8 film is no longer sold in Finland, but it is possible to obtain it online from abroad.

8mm film of a summer lake landscape.


The Super8 film came on the market in 1965. At first, it was popular with home photographers, but as video camcorders became more common, its use declined. Today, super8 film is used, for example, in music videos, TV commercials as a power tool and among industry enthusiasts.

Super8 film about the Joensuu flight show from 2007 Filmed for Kodak vision2 negative 200 film.

Pathe 9,5mm

The 9.5mm Pathe film came on the market in 1922 in France. Unlike other films, the 9.5mm film perforation is located in the center of the film between the frames. The oldest shots are already seen in museums. Often 9.5mm film is so dry that it can no longer withstand running on a projector. Reel One transfers 9.5mm film with a genuine Rank Cintel digital scanner.


16mm film is still in use today. Especially in the 1980s, a wider super 16mm was developed, with the image widened in place of the soundtrack. The format is compatible with widescreen TV. Speed is usually 24 or 25 fps. In old double perforation films 16k / s. 35mm film is still filmed occasionally, however, digital alternatives have already largely replaced it in film production. Speed 24 or 25 fps.

Reel One digitizes 16mm, s16mm, 35mm films in professional quality. Sound options include 16mm optical edge sound, magnetic edge sound, or a separate 16mm magnetic sound. 35mm sound options are optical edge sound mono, optical edge sound Dolby stereo + sr or Dolby digital or a separate 17.5mm magnet sound.