Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:55 PM
Well, I don't know what I can tell you about everything else but since the untimely demise of Kodachrome 40 Super 8 has been really expensive, it can cost something like $50.00 from buying the initial roll to viewing it on your TV (via Telecine), but I think there are cheaper ways.
There are basically two types of film:
Reversal-This film is the kind that gives that classic home movie look, when the film comes back from processing it is in positive form, a positive is the kind of image that can be viewed in a projector and loks normal.
Negative-This is the kind of film that all the blockbuster hollywood movies use, and it's sadly the most expensive, primarily because it either has to be digitally scaned onto a PC (Telecine) or printed to a positive (to be viewed in a projector) it won't work out any more expensive to use this film if you are going to Telecine of print to a positive anyway, but this is absolutely neccesary, otherwise you'll only have the dirty brown image of the processed camera film to look at (no fun at all) using this film will take you further away from that classic home movie look.
Hope this helps.