16mm Film; A Brief Overview

on Tuesday, 18 October 2011. Posted in APM Blogs

16mm Film; A Brief Overview
Old reel to reel to film is a media format from yester-year, but surprisingly many individuals still have home movies and videos captured in this format. It is important to preserve and archive your film by transferring to DVD or external harddrive; a film transfer will ensure the quality of your memories.

16mm film was introduced in 1923 by Eastman Kodak Company, founded by George Eastman. Initially, it was referred to as "sub-standard" and was later replaced by cheaper 8mm film. Post World War II, 16mm was extensively used by professional film makers for government, business, education, and medical institutions through the 1950's and 1960's.

Today, 16mm film is mostly used by freelance film makers, but is also sometimes used in major motion pictures; seen used in pictures such as "Friday Night Lights" and "The Walking Dead". 

Today APM Studio received a very large 16mm film order from a returning satisfied customer. Just about 11,500 feet of film were received with a bit more on the way. Each reel is either part of or the entirety of old high school football games. The games range anywhere from 1959 to 1987, all captured and preserved on these old reels.

We are excited to begin this project as we are sure it will prove both interesting and memorable for us as well as the client. 

Be sure to view APM Studio's Film Transfer Options and preserve your old time memories today!

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Comments (1)

  • Cecillia
    04 February 2012 at 05:33 |

    Truly nice! With this post, I bleieve you'll get many people starting their photobook layouts. Me included :) (the last time I did so was last year!).

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