There is still hope for reel film -New Super8 mm camera from Kodak

#1 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:44 pm


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#2 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:54 pm

It's great Mats, but who wants to watch Super 8mm film on a video projector or worse still a computer! Argh.


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#3 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:02 pm

You don't have to. You get reel film as well as a digital dump. If this takes off, we could hope for a similiar revival as the vinyl


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#4 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:13 pm

Oh brilliant Vidar! I only wish there was a way they could capture sound within the camera.
It surely wouldn't have to be via a magnetic stripe in this day and age, though that would still be nice for true analogue reproduction.

Pulse sync, I feel will become more important than ever for the future of Super 8 screening.
Surely the sound could be recorded on a memory card now as the camera trigger is depressed.

A computer programme supplied by kodak along with a simple photo cell could trigger the sync start point via a notch on the balance side.

The sprocket holes could then easily provide the pulse from another clamped or fitted photo cell somewhere on the film path.

Not beyond of the realm of possibility to think Kodak could develop a device here to suit all users of film needs, digital or traditional presentation.



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#5 by Mats Abelli , Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:26 am


 
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#6 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:04 am

Real exciting news Mats with this level of coverage, speculation and backing. I love this whole revival thing going on at the moment.
I went in HMV this Christmas, purchased a standalone record player for my sister and a brand new album on vinyl for her. I couldn't believe how much space the shop had dedicated to vinyl! Just incredible the turnaround these past two years.

Who knows what we will be talking about here in 2018 going off changes and trends of the moment. My sisters daughter now wants all my 90's indie vinyl. She is totally addicted and is only 23. Long may these revivals in something tactile and real, last !


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#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:10 am

Don't part with them Andrew, kids today won't hold them in the same care as you did, you were brought up with vinyl.



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#8 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:15 am

That's a tough call for me Hugh. My niece can usually charm the birds from the sky and she can play me like an old fiddle. To be fair, she generally does value her gear in the manner i do myself and I certainly wouldn't begrudge letting her have some vinyl from her favourite two bands of the moment, James & The Stone Roses.

I must admit though, these type of records are all like new, totally immaculate from this later era and only ever played on a Technics 1210 with a Concorde stylus.



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#9 by Mats Abelli , Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:34 am


 
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#10 by Jonathan Trevithick ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:36 pm

Looks like there is some way to go as Kodak appear to have only non-working prototypes to demonstrate, currently.


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#11 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:33 pm

The fact that this is even being considered by Kodak is wonderful news in my opinion!



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#12 by Mats Abelli , Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:12 pm


 
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#13 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:20 am

My own observations on this dear members are, Kodak, have let us down twice, Eastman and closing their works, they are not to be trusted a third time. A better bet for the Film lovers I think is Ferrania, they offer the film as we know and love, slow in coming,
but better than the digital carry on that Kodak is offering.



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