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 which did not require re-loading — and re-threading — halfway through. Super 8 was often erroneously criticized, since the lm gates in some cheaper Super 8 cameras were plastic, as was the pressure plate built in to the cartridge; the standard 8 cameras had a permanent metal lm gate that was regarded as more reliable in keeping the film at and the image in focus. In reality, this was not the case. The plastic pressure plate could be moulded to far smaller tolerances than their metal counterparts could be machined. Super-8 was at one point available with a magnetic sound track at the edge of the lm but this only made up 5 to 8% of Super-8 sales and was discontinued in the 1990s. There has been a huge resurgence of Super-8 film in recent years due to advances in lm stocks and digital technology. Film can handle far greater variations in contrast than video cameras and thus has become an alternative for acquisition. The idea is to shoot on the low cost Super-8 equipment then transfer the lm to video for editing [1]. The transfer of film to video is called telecine.