by Freya Black.
Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock – Super 8mmm
A new professional level super 8 camera? I had a bit of a shock at first when I stumbled across news of a brand new professional level Super 8 camera. The camera features pin registration with a traditional film gate, a crystal sync motor, built in sound recording, video tap style functionality, takes c-mount lenses, and has camera firmware that can be updated. At first I believed in must be some kind of strange April fools joke or something, although you know, it isn’t exactly April.
The camera has been created by a Danish father and son team Tommy and Lasse. 63 year old Tommy is an expert on the Lathe and precision mechanics whereas his 30 year old son is similarly skilled in micro-controller software. Together they have put together a Super 8 camera that can rival high end 16mm cameras in functionality. We previously had an article about the possibility of people creating their own video cameras at home. We definitely weren’t expecting people to start creating their own film cameras in their homes however.
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