HOME MOVIE INVENTION Reduces FILM COSTS (Feb, 1930)

HOME MOVIE INVENTION Reduces FILM COSTS

THROUGH an invention which enables motion pictures to be taken laterally as well as horizontally upon the same film, it is declared the cost of motion pictures for the home has been reduced 75 per cent. The reducing of film costs was worked out by means of a camera which takes pictures crosswise as well as lengthwise of the film permitting the operator to take four pictures where formerly only one picture was taken. The new camera is expected to be on the market this year.

3 comments
  1. Toronto says: February 9, 20127:41 pm

    Soooo – they *almost* invented 8mm film, but overcomplicated it with extra moving parts.

  2. G. L. Tyrebyter says: February 10, 20125:01 am

    Right you are Toronto. Looks like it was easier to take the 16mm stock, shoot on one half and then flip the reel over and shoot on the other half of the film. In development, the film is cut in half and spliced back lengthwise. Thus, 8mm film with the same results in film stock usage, as above, without the complicated shutter and gate.

  3. Christoph says: February 11, 201210:57 pm

    Title should’ve read:

    HOME MOVIE INVENTION Reduces FILM RESOLUTION

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