Is 16mm film still available?
Kodak is now the only company that makes motion picture film stocks. They currently have six stocks available for 16mm, which can work in either Standard 16mm or Super 16mm cameras. There are four color negative films, one black and white negative film, and one black and white reversal film.
Is it expensive to shoot on 16mm film?
A 400′ roll of brand new 16mm film (not re-cans) will run you about $100 – $125, and will give you 11 minutes of footage. The processing/scanning will come out to be around the same, so for every 11 minutes you shoot, you’re looking at about $250 all in.
What is 16mm film used for?
It is generally used for non-theatrical (e.g., industrial, educational) film-making, or for low-budget motion pictures. It also existed as a popular amateur or home movie-making format for several decades, alongside 8 mm film and later Super 8 film.
How much does 16mm film cost?
A good estimate for a 90 minute movie shot on Super 16 at a 4-1 ratio would be $8,865.00 for film stock if you pay $197 per roll from Kodak. If you are willing to use recans or short ends this cost would go down.
What is the difference between 16mm and 35mm film?
The resulting 35mm image has much more resolution than an image blown up from standard 16mm. Shooting Super 16 for blow up to 35mm results in the use of almost 50% more 16mm negative area than shooting standard 16mm for blow up to 35mm. That’s a tremendous difference in image quality.
Is 35mm better than 16mm?
Choose 16mm over 35mm When asked about the type of film stock they prefer to use, all three panelists agreed that, while the cost is basically the same, 16mm is the superior format. Also, it’s more difficult to scan it and you don’t necessarily have more picture information on a 35mm frame than a 16mm frame.”
Why is 16mm so expensive?
Transfer is sometimes still priced in terms of the runtime of the material to be scanned, in which case all formats cost the same. Scanning bureaux often charge in terms of footage of film so the larger formats become proportionally more expensive, although bear in mind that 16mm only goes about twice as fast as 8mm.
What is the difference between 16mm and Super 16mm?
A Super 16 frame is 20 to 40% larger than a regular 16 mm frame depending on the aspect ratio chosen. The native aspect ratio of a Super 16 frame is 1.66:1, which is a good fit for the HDTV aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (19 x 9) or the theatrical release format of 1.85:1.