Recognizing the difference between Super-8 and Normal-8
The film's sprocket hole size determines the type of film. The holes in Regular 8mm film are larger and almost square, whereas the holes in Super 8mm are elongated and rectangular.
Both Normal 8 and Super 8 film is 8mm wide.
Our example images are much larger than the actual size of the film to help you see the difference between the two types of film.
The film spools are also different. In Normal 8, the center hole of the film spool is smaller than the center hole of the Super-8 spool. In Normal-8, the center hole measures approximately 8 mm. Super-8 measures approximately 13 mm.