List of film formats

Film format referred to in the film technique is a technical standard that is defined by the following variables:

  • Film width and perforation of the film material ( camera negative film or copy)
  • Dimensions of the frame ( aspect ratio)
  • Perforation or movie step
  • The film running direction in the film camera ( vertical or horizontal)
  • Frame Rate (frames per second, Eng. Frames per second, fps )
  • Type of optical imaging of the film image (spherical or anamorphic procedure)

Common formats for movie film production

The following film formats production formats, all of which can be projected not. Everything - except to " projection " - refer to the recording film format ( camera negative ). " Aspect Ratio" means, in any case, that of the recorded detail of the nature and the projected image on the screen. Only if the anamorphic lens for recording and projection are used, the aspect ratio deviates to the film material by a factor of the width thereof from compression.

35 mm 70 mm: Both Cinemascope 35 mm with 4 Perforationsschritten per image and anamorphic projection (22 mm × 18 mm ) and 70 mm projection with 5 Perforationsschritten per frame ( 52.2 mm × 23.0 mm) are common.

Integrated components of film formats

These include film cassettes and film loader. Cartridges are disposable, loaders can be used again and again. The Super -8 format is inextricably linked with a disposable cartridge, as single -8. Typical film loader are known in the film format 9.5 mm and the 16 mm film ( AutoLoad, 50 feet). Otherwise, there are film cores for each film format.