Film gauge is a physical property of
film stockwhich defines its width. Traditionally the major film gauges in usage are 8 mm, 16 mm, 35 mm, and 65/70 mm (in this case 65 mm for the negative and 70 mm for the release print). There have been other historic gauges in the past, especially in the silent era, most notably 9.5 mm film, as well as a panopoly of others ranging from 3 mm to 75 mm.
Film format, with which film gauge is sometimes confused. While film gauge comprises part of a film format's definition, a film format also includes the standards for image capture and projection.
* [http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ewichm/filmsize.html One hundred years of film sizes]
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