Super 8 mm scan is done at a spatial resolution of 3900 dpi and a definition of 1600×1200 pixels. Negatives are scanned in 48 bits /pixels linear mode.
To easily differentiate Super 8 film from Standard 8, projector spools for the former had larger spindle holes.
In 1965, Super-8 film was released and was quickly adopted by the amateur film-maker. It featured a better quality image, and was easier to use mainly due to a cartridge-loading system that did not require re-loading—and re-threading halfway through conversely to the standard 8mm.