Cine Reel Durations


Cine film, is generally used to refer to one or more of the home movie formats including Standard 8, super 8, 9.5mm and 16 mm film

Cine film literally means 'moving' film; deriving from the Greek 'kine' for motion; it also has its origins in the Anglo-French word Cinematograph, meaning moving picture. Early cinema

Supaphoto Ltd is proud to be located in Hove, Sussex which not many people appreciate is at the forefront of the development of the UK film industry in the years 1896 to 1905. The ‘Hove Pioneers’ and other early film-makers included G.A.Smith, James Williamson, Cecil Hepworth, and Charles Goodwin Norton. 'Scene on Brighton Beach' (1896)

Films include 'Scene on Brighton Beach' (1896) - early scenes from the seaside at Brighton and Hove filmed by Robert Paul and 'An Interesting Story' (1905) - a comedy filmed by J.Williamson, featuring a man flattened by a steam roller and then reinflated by a bicycle pump.

Cine film started out very expensive, but as it became cheaper the format started the craze of home recording. Standard 50 ft reels in easy to handle cartridges were purchased for recording important events such as weddings and funerals. Profits of the major manufacturers soared to an all time high with purchases of film for the moon landings in 1969.

In the mid 1970's, video cameras, hitherto beyond the financial reach of most, became cheaper and smaller. By the early 80s, cine film sales began to decline even to the present day all the film formats mentioned above are still supported with new film stock and processing, albeit to a much lesser extent.

These days cine is still used but less and less. Often it’s still used for artistic purposes. The Academy Award winning Leaving Las Vegas (1995) was shot on 16 mm.

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