samtyr (samtyr) wrote in little_details,

1960 - 70's Home Movie Question

Setting: late 1960's, early 1970's US, before any vcrs or camcorders were "invented" and/or available for widespread public use.
Item: Home movie camera (handheld), either 8mm or 16mm.

The family loves to take home movies. Lots of them. What I need to know is: how many minutes would be able to filmed at one time before needing to change film in the camera?

I've already determined that there will be several 'segnments' spliced together to make one longer film but I can't seem to find out how long the individual segement would run. I have a vague idea that they must have run about 2-3 minutes, maybe a bit longer but I don't know for certain. I've Googled and Wiki'd as much as I am able and I still can't come up with a good answer. If there is one, I'm missing it completely.

Thanks in advance.
Tags: ~technology: cameras & video

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