The story of 9,5mm
Pathé brothers introduced this film format in 1922 . Their aim was to bring cinema films to homes. In the following decades they sold over 300.000 pieces of home projectors mainly in France and Great Britain.
The perforation is in the middle, so the useful picture size is nearly same size as on the 16mm film. This caused outstanding picture quality. The holes are not visible during projection, because the lightgate jumps to the next frame.
Why is exactly 9,5mm the width of this film?
Because if we cut a 35mm film roll to three even parts, we get three 9.5mm film rolls. Despite its popularity, manufacturers have seen more fantasy in (the third resolution capable) 8mm technique, so they advertised 8mm, and the 9.5mm film was forgotten.
In the sixties, the production has finished. Enthusiastic amateurs could keep it alive for a while by cutting off 16mm films, and reperforating it.
The digitizing method of these films is the same as what we use at 8mms, we strive for best quality. One reel will be one menu item on the final DVD disc.
Roll film transfer to DVD, USB
|8mm film roll development with lab equipment||49.9 £ /reel|
|35mm photo roll development with lab equipment||9.9 £ /reel|
|35mm ORWO made photo roll development with lab equipment||24.9 £ /reel|
- With tape cleaning;
- Recording with a custom built projector;
- With color renewal.
(The base price contains 10 minutes of transfer)
|11 minutes cost|
8mm transfer (Super8, N8), one menu item is one roll
|1.39 £ /min||15.29 £|
|4.99 £ /min||54.89 £|
|16mm transfer||4.99 £ /min||54.89 £|
|35mm transfer||9.99 £ /min||109.89 £|