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Date Filmed: Home Movies from the 1970s

This category on Vintage Home Movies features films from the 1970s, i.e. films which were shot between 1970 and 1979.

The 1970s marked the end of the home movies’ most popular years. Although equipment had become more affordable than ever, which certainly boosted their popularity at the start of the decade, by the end of the 1970s video tape had taken over as the prime technology. Tape was easier to use, didn’t required a projector to watch it, could be reused when necessary and didn’t involve any processing costs, so it became the obvious technology to use.

Dedicated filmers carried on with Super 8 film into the 1980s, but the majority of film users gave up recording during this decade.

Because of this, the films from the 1970s category is less densely populated than the previous two decades categories on Vintage Home Movies.

A Photo of a mini car at a racing event in the 1970s
The vintage home movie that I'm presenting in this article was one I found in a Noris 8 Projector I bought from eBay and features a Racing Event from the 1970s involving many Mini Cars. Film of the Mini Car racing event Processing the film I scanned the film using my recently completed 8mm film […]
A photo of an airport and aeroplane
This vintage home movie, likely from 1970, showcases airport scenes, in-flight footage, and a rare glimpse of the flight deck, all restored using new editing techniques.
Buses in Brighton
The embedded vintage home movie, "Buses in Brighton," showcases old buses at a Brighton event, possibly a 60s' coach rally. Digitized using a custom-built telecine machine and editing software, some film parts remain poorly exposed despite recovery attempts.
A still image of an Orangutan from a super 8 home movie taken in Jersey Zoo
Jersey Zoo was opened in 1959 and was therefore well established when this Super 8 vintage home movie was taken sometime in the 1970s
A still of the Roman Baths from a super 8 home movie taken in the West Country in 1977
A Super 8 home movie taken in the West Country during a holiday in the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, 1977
A Still image from a Super 8 vintage home movie taken in a bus museum
A Super 8 home movie of the Crosville Vintage transport museum in Weston-super-Mare which was shot in the mid 1970s
A shot taken from a super 8 home movie of the red arrows in a display from the 1970s
The red arrows have been thrilling audiences since their formation in the mid 1960s, and this post features a display they performed sometime in the 1970s
A picture of tower bridge from a trip to the tower of london in about 1970
This very short 8mm film clip shows a family trip to the Tower of London which was probably taken in about 1970 or shortly after.
Part of a series of wedding films shot on 8mm film in the 1970s
A Series of wedding films which were all shot on standard 8 cine film in the 1970s by the same photographer.
A Fisherwoman working on beach in Spain or Portugal
A Film of a family holiday taken in Portugal and Spain in the mid 1970s
A Still image of a Giraffe at Longleat during a Cub Scout games event
This vintage home movie features a film which has two main subjects. First is a visit to Longleat safari park then a film taken at cub scout games event.
Horsey Windpump Windmill near Great Yarmouth
A Super 8 vintage home movie which was taken in the countryside around Great Yarmouth in the summer of 1978.
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