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How long is my film?
8mm film reels typically come in 5 different sizes, as seen here. 16mm reels also use these sizes, but often utilize reels larger than 400ft.
Does my film have sound?
Regular 8 film was designed to run without sound. This film type is typically silent.
Sound is still rare on Super 8 film, but became popular in the mid 70's. To check your super 8 for sound, inspect the edge of the film on the
opposite side of the sprocket holes and look for a copper colored magnetic strip on the underside of the film. The existance of this strip does not
guarantee that your film will have sound, but provided it was recorded with sound, it will transfer with the picture.
With 16mm film, sound was placed on the film as either a magnetic or optical strip. Optical is easy to spot because it looks like audio waves
running down the edge of the film. Similar to Super 8, magnetic sound was recorded on a copper strip. Currently, we are unable to process optical
16mm film, but we can pull the sound from magnetic sources.
THE CLOUD EXPLAINED
What Is This “Cloud” Thing?
The easiest way to understand the Cloud is to simply open up your favorite social media site or blog. Take a look at the photos that people post or jump over to YouTube and watch a video. But wait! Those images and video files aren’t actually stored on your computer, are they? So, how do they get to your screen? They must be stored somewhere, right? Yes! That “somewhere” is a magical place called the “cloud”.
To put it simply, the cloud is a series of computers connected together by the internet. As such, we access files that are stored in the cloud also via the internet. Anything that you access via the internet can arguably be considered a part of the cloud. Email, for example, is a software service in "the cloud" that you access via the internet.
In reality, it isn't really that simple, so more specifically stated, “the cloud” refers to an application or designated storage space that is hosted on large computer servers connected to the internet. Big companies that provide cloud services, like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, all have huge data centers where your data is actually stored. These centers are located throughout the world, making your data available to you through the internet.
WHAT YOU GET FROM THE CLOUD
What's So Great About the Cloud?
There are literally so many different benefits to be found in the cloud! Cloud storage keeps all of your digital files in one place instead of being segmented across multiple computers or hard drives. Just having everything in a central location makes organizing your digital life so much easier! Add that that, the ability to sync all of your devices, such as your phone, computer or tablet to the cloud, giving you access to all of your files regardless of where you create them.
Having all of your files in one place may sound like keeping all of your eggs in one basket, but another great feature of the cloud is a redundant back up feature. Even though you only see your files in one place, the cloud actually keeps multiple back ups of your files in several data centers. That protects your files from being lost to a hard drive crash or a misplaced phone!
Sharing your files with family and friends is a breeze with the cloud. Simply click on the file you want to share and select the option from the drop down. You can send notifications via email or even text message in some instances to let other know you’ve shared a file with them. Watch home movies right to your television or mobile device, all streamed from the cloud!
Another benefit? All the space you need without the processing power! Computer hard drives fill up fast, and your computer runs slower and becomes more sluggish as it has more files added to it. Cloud storage keeps the files off of your machine and keeps your computer running better.
There are so many great things about the cloud. These are just a few of the benefits of living digitally with the cloud.
What Should I Beware of When Using Cloud Services?
Don’t forget that you will need an Internet connection to get to your files stored in the cloud. That means unless you have a mobile hot spot in car, train or airplane, you won’t have access to those files while traveling. If you need access in similar situations, consider downloading a local copy of the files you will need before you leave, so that during your trip so you can access your files without an internet connection.
Security should always be a concern as well. The cloud is a fantastic tool for digital living, but don’t forget that you need to protect your data with strong passwords to prevent unwanted snooping. Be wise with your cloud security and you’ll love life in the cloud!
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