Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:51 AM
Where could I get the necessary parts to convert from Super 8 to Single 8? Are they still available?
Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:42 AM
Edited by Patrick Cooper, 14 September 2011 - 07:45 AM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:46 AM
Super 8mm and Single 8mm film is the same thing ( after processing ), but to clarify your query, Super 8 and Single 8 film is loaded in different camera cartridges for shooting - thus the cameras are not compatible.
Super 8 is loaded in a co-axial cartridge ( to run fully in forward direction ) whereas Single 8 is loaded in a 'reel to reel' cassette ( rather like a ‘regular’ motion picture camera magazine ) and could run in either direction if the camera had facilities to do so.
Hope that helps,