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Super 16 - Film Negative Format/Cinematographic Process

​​​Hi.​​​

​​​Some films (especially in the late 1960-1970s, but even after that) were shot in "Super 16" ( ​​​​​​http://cinematechnic.com/super-16mm/super-16/​​​​​​ ). Many were then printed ("blow-up") to 35 mm.​​​

​​​Just to clarify (since I have seen different ways in IMDb technical specs), when the film is shot in "Super 16", should I choose:​​​

​​​1) Film Negative Format = 16 mm​​​

​​​Cinematographic Process = Super 16​​​

​​​...or perhaps:​​​

​​​2) Film Negative Format = Super 16​​​

​​​Cinematographic Process = Super 16​​​

​​3) Something else?​​

​​​What kinda confuses me is, that (as far as I know) "Super 16" is basically using the "standard" 16 mm film negative (it's only using that negative differently, and regular 16 mm cameras has to be converted by fitting the larger gate etc), but IMDb's "Film Negative Format" has also "Super 16" available in a drop-down menu. AND "Super 16" is also included in the "Cinematographic Process" menu.​​​

​​​Thanks.​​​

​​​( Btw, a note about how to add "Super 16" format wouldn't hurt in the technical guide: ​​​​​​https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/technical-data/GXW9DNC824AHENDF#​​​​​​ )​​​

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1 year ago

Hi @eboy -

I'm not an expert in technical specs, though I can see that most listings on the site are for "Super 16".  I have reached out to our Policy team to confirm the preference, as soon as I have an update I will relay the information here.

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Any news on this one?

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Hi @eboy​ -

My apologies for the delay, I checked the ticket and it is still open and pending.  I will reach out to the policy team directly and see about escalating to get a confirmation.