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05 May 2005, 09:10 PM
Just bought a nice Super 8 camera to get my feet wet in film. Found a guy how will develope and put on a portable hard drive as a 10 bit uncompressed .mov. Anyone out there working with Super 8?

so happy I could die
05 May 2005, 10:02 AM
I'm saving for one! (which could take another 11 months- meh)

Look at how pretty she is:
(Beaulieu 6008 S - Hall Sensor system )

05 May 2005, 09:06 PM
anyone know, is there samples of super 8 to download somewhere maybe?
I mean, I am curious to see what picture looks like shooted with super8

05 May 2005, 12:53 AM

The ones below the 16mm are 8mm they are labled


05 May 2005, 06:53 AM
That's a nice Beaulieu! Always wanted one of those - I ended up with a Nizo with 200 foot cartidge capacity and for the life of me can't remember the model. That was way back in the 80's when I did a complete full-length (90 minute) Sci Fi film. Full size sets, 15 actors and actresses (my friends from work) and lots of miniature effects. Edited the entire thing on a Goko RM8008 editor - boy THAT was fun! :) The film turned out boring but I learned SOOO much doing it. That's why my next film will be made entirely in the computer! ;)

Working with film (even that size) was very educational and I wouldn't trade it for anything. But today, I would buy a good DV camera and shoot digital video to import directly into the PC/Mac. It's ALOT less expensive! I don't know how much Super8mm costs today, but it was expensive "back then." I am curious, why did you decide to go the film route instead of DV?


05 May 2005, 02:43 PM
Just want to try film.

05 May 2005, 10:31 PM
On paper, I should be able to get more information on super 8 than the best HD. Pretty good for a $100 camera off ebay. Found a guy at that will transfer directly to hard drive as 10 bit uncompressed. A friend and I are doing alot of green screen work and hope that the keys will be better due to no compression. Kodak has released a new film stock Vision 500T just for this sort of thing. A company in CA called Pro8mm and Sound actually cut 35mm stock down to 8mm, they have also retrofited a camera to shoot 16x9. Pretty cool stuff

05 May 2005, 02:27 AM
Got my Super 8 that I bought off of ebay. Man what a deal, it is like new! A Bauer xl 209 s with Matte box. Going to get some film and have fun

06 June 2005, 08:37 AM
I agree that super 8 is a great way to get your feet wet with celluloid. Unfortunately there is quite a bit more leg work to get back to your editing bay. That is why this bonofilms place sounds great. The great thing about some of the bealieu cameras like the 4008 ZMII is that they are equipped with a c-mount lens adpation system so you can obtain any c-mount lens...and obviously the better your lens the better your image. I have scene some amazing things done with super 8 in art school. Sometimes the mistakes and texture of the format make for very intersting cinematography. As for professional level of can be done very well with the right lenses and attention to lighting. I know Phil Jonous(spelling?) version of the U2 One video was shot on super 8 (the one where Bono is sitting in a Pub singing). You might contact Yale Film labs in Los Angeles about digital transfer aswell...I think they ship out too.

06 June 2005, 01:59 PM
I found some sites where guys are using scanners to scan the film then place each frame in a NLE. Alot of work but good quality cheep.

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