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#1 Lena Woods

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

I just bought a Bell & Howell Electric Eye 8mm camera, and I'm pretty sure I need double 8mm film, but correct me if I'm wrong... Does anyone know where to get this kind of film? Thanks.
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#2 Stuart Page

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

I just bought a Bell & Howell Electric Eye 8mm camera, and I'm pretty sure I need double 8mm film, but correct me if I'm wrong... Does anyone know where to get this kind of film? Thanks.

Standard 8 film is actually double perf 16mm stock. If you can still find that good luck! (16mm stock became single-perf a while back to allow the Super 16 (16x9) frame to use the part of the film previously taken up by the other sprockets.
You would load a 50ft daylight reel of this double perf 16mm stock (aka standard 8) and shoot the 50ft. Only one side of the 16mm wide stock would be exposed, from one edge, to the centre of the reel. Then you'd remove the daylight reel, flip it over and shoot the same reel so that you end up with two 50ft strips of Standard 8 pics on either side of the reel. When it's processed they'd cut it down the centre, flip one side over and splice together to make a 100ft Standard 8 reel :-)

Edited by Stuart Page, 25 December 2012 - 10:02 PM.

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#3 Gary Lemson

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:10 AM

"... Does anyone know where to get this kind of film?..."


Yes. I get it from Action Camera is San Francisco. Also, Spectra Film & Video appear to offer it.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

Standard 8 film is actually double perf 16mm stock. If you can still find that good luck! (16mm stock became single-perf a while back to allow the Super 16 (16x9) frame to use the part of the film previously taken up by the other sprockets.
You would load a 50ft daylight reel of this double perf 16mm stock (aka standard 8) and shoot the 50ft. Only one side of the 16mm wide stock would be exposed, from one edge, to the centre of the reel. Then you'd remove the daylight reel, flip it over and shoot the same reel so that you end up with two 50ft strips of Standard 8 pics on either side of the reel. When it's processed they'd cut it down the centre, flip one side over and splice together to make a 100ft Standard 8 reel :-)


It isn't the same as double perf 16mm at all. There are extra perfs inbetween the 16mm perfs because the pulldown isn't as long.

John Schwind still does mail order I think?...:

http://www.zerelda.c...tionalfilm.html

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#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

You can also order from The LIFT store in Toronto, Canada.

http://lift.ca/equipment/store

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#6 George Ebersole

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Yes. I get it from Action Camera is San Francisco. Also, Spectra Film & Video appear to offer it.

Doesn't Gasser's also sell the stuff? How about Kodak or Agfa?
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#7 Christopher Sheneman

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

It doesn't appear any of those websites offer double 8mm film.
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#8 peter roehsler

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

you could get some from germany, they also offer processing etc:

http://www.kahlfilm....tent.php?nav=15
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

It doesn't appear any of those websites offer double 8mm film.


Double8 film is the same as standard 8 film or regular 8mm film. It's not the same as double perf 16mm.

Edited by Freya Black, 27 December 2012 - 10:03 AM.

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