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Super 8 mm Film (S8) / Normal 8 mm Film (N8)
How does my film format affect price?
Most Normal 8 mm film was shot at 16 frames per second, whereas Super 8 was shot at 18 frames per second. Therefore, Normal 8 film has a longer running time and amounts to more minutes of transferred footage as compared to Super 8 film. Since we base our invoice price on total minutes of transferred footage, the two formats make the price differ a bit. (Note: If the original film was shot at 24 frames per second, it will have shorter running-time and will cost less.)
16, 18 and 24 frames per second
How does my film speed affect price?
It doesn't affect the total minutes worth of running-time that you have. However, it does affect the cleaning price, since we base our cleaning price on total meters of film. Film shot at a higher rate of speed translates to more actual film footage used. Thus, it increases the cleaning cost by a small amount.
How to determine the speed of your film.
Film with Sound and Silent Film
How does film with Sound and Silent film affect price?
Film with Sound is slightly thicker than film without it, so film with sound takes up a little more space when wound on the reel. It's not so noticeable on a small, 3-inch reel but does become quite noticeable on a large, 7-inch reel.
We transfer film with sound -- few transfer houses do! And, we charge the same rate whether or not film has sound.
How to recognize if film is silent or has sound
Most commonly transferred film
Most film we receive is Super 8, without sound (silent) and was shot at 18 frames per second.