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John Richard Almond
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 - posted October 06, 2015 04:38 AM      Profile for John Richard Almond   Email John Richard Almond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This site has been on my favorites list for ages but now it seems it has gone. Anyone else checked this link.

http://www.super8data.com/

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Steve Klare
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 - posted October 06, 2015 04:58 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes

I saw the same when I checked it yesterday. I use it pretty often, so I'd say it hasn't been down very long.

Super-8 Wiki is based on the same data:

Super-8 Wiki

-but I like how Super-8 database is organized better.

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John Richard Almond
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 - posted October 06, 2015 05:12 AM      Profile for John Richard Almond   Email John Richard Almond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the link, id forgotten about wiki site.
Wonder if the author knows his site is down........anyone know the author of the super8data site??

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted October 06, 2015 07:13 AM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
I don't remember who the author is but this has happened many times previously while the site has been updated or during server technical issues.

If you did enough research on here John, someone somewhere did know of the author and I think he may have contacted once before when this kind of thing was happening.

As you say it is almost an essential website for any newcomer to the hobby and extremely useful even to the most seasoned collector so let's just hope, like before,
It comes back soon.

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Mathew James
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 - posted October 06, 2015 08:24 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Carlos Pradera
Carlos Pradera
Ctra Argentona 12, Esc E, Bajos 4
Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona 08340
SPAIN
Telephone: 34658135015

The owner/admin is from Spain as above. The webpage is paid up until 2018, so my guess is the database went down and the ISP has no idea, and the owner hasn't been checking lately. This happens to me from time to time on certain sites i administer and it is very frustrating. The ISP's should have a mechanism to tell them when customer sites are unreachable...but they don't care...they just want the money upfront and that is that.
It is a great site, and I am certain it will be up again soon!
Cheers,
Matt

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted October 06, 2015 08:28 AM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Well done Mathew! [Smile]

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Mathew James
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 - posted October 06, 2015 11:02 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank-you Sir! [Smile]

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Martin Jones
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 - posted October 06, 2015 01:39 PM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Seems OK to me.

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Ongoing interest in Telecine....

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Andrew Woodcock
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Hopefully it's up and running again then Martin! I'll just check. [Smile]

Nope, well not for me at least. [Frown]
Just the web servers default page.

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted October 06, 2015 04:10 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Same default page here. Martin could be seeing a version cached somewhere before the fault, I suppose.

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John Richard Almond
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 - posted October 06, 2015 05:43 PM      Profile for John Richard Almond   Email John Richard Almond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cheer lads. same here, still down.

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Bill Phelps
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Still down....I do hope they get it running again. The site is very useful.

Bill [Frown]

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Jason Schmidt
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 - posted October 29, 2015 08:42 PM      Profile for Jason Schmidt   Email Jason Schmidt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Did that website (or any site for that matter) have a comprehensive list of what was ever offered on super 8? Does such a thing exist?

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Steve Klare
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It was (hopefully will be again...) a pretty decent list of equipment manufactured for Super-8, and other things like camera film (mostly obsolete now).

As far as we've discussed here, there never has been a comprehensive list of commercial films printed in the 8mm gauges. There were so many small companies printing films that nobody could ever know them all.

I've been following one publisher of Super-8 railroad films semi-rabidly since my teens and every year I still find two or three from them I've never heard of before!

I want to know: Is there a 16mm Database anywhere? I'm doing a little low level inquiry into that realm and I'm finding I have no idea what's out there!

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Steve Klare
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 - posted November 14, 2015 04:25 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, the link is no longer dead.

It comes up as Wittner Cinetec, but it is at least no longer dead.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Maybe the owner of the web site, Super8data.com, no longer pays for the site to be active. Very sad though if this is the case. It was first point of reference for many whenever equipment of interest becomes available for sale.

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted November 14, 2015 01:47 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I miss this site also. It's been such a valuable source of information. The wiki is better than nothing, but I don't like it. However check out Van Eck Video Services page... http://www.van-eck.net/itable.php?lang=en&size=0&cat=film&merk=none&type=none. I don't know how complete it is, but the information looks like it came for the Super 8 database.

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Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

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Dominique De Bast
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Thank you, Janice !

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Andrew Woodcock
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A great substitute Janice! Thank you and well done for bringing that page to our attention! [Smile]

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Clinton Hunt
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I agree ... Well done Janice ... A good site you put us onto! [Smile]

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John Richard Almond
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Thanks Janice, thanks for the link

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Jonathan Trevithick
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That's great. Thanks for sharing, Janice!

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Marc Marti
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 - posted December 13, 2015 04:53 AM      Profile for Marc Marti   Email Marc Marti   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Important update about SUPER8DATA
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I phoned Carles yesterday, and he told me that both the domain and THE CONTENT of super8data are now property of Wittner.
The domain is now redirected to Wittner's website -as all of you have noticed-, but the content should be online again very soon.

Carles is also away from the super-8 world now, so please don't try to contact him about these issues. And please, don't publish personal info about him (phone, adress,...)

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Andrew Woodcock
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No of course not.
Let's just hope Wittners do the honourable thing here now, and bring the web pages back to life again for every enthusiast out there both current and future ones!

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