just got a super 8mm cam, now what?
Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:27 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:15 AM
That type of film is unless now, unless you want to pay a large fee to have it specially processed. But that camera is perfectly capable of shooting modern stocks such as tri-X reversal and Ektachrome 100D.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:22 AM
the only thing i'm wondering... i found this over at kodak, but it doesnt say anything about audio.... is the strictly video recording, and would need an external source for audio recording (digital recorder, computer, tape deck, etc)? IS there any film still being made for 8mm in the 15-20 range that records audio?
(ps, i'm in america)
Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:45 AM
Super8 film rolls are about two and a half minutes for 24 frame per second and a bit over 3 for 18 fps.
If the lens is as you describe, best to just junk it.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:01 PM
No more sound on super8. Not for a loooong time.
so just out of curiosity.... do *most* people who shoot super 8 now-a-days use external audio recording solutions, or just do silent films now? like an amateur enthusiast. what is the general use for super 8 now, for amateur enthusiast if there is no audio film? just asking, i can easily record audio externally.... but i was just wondering...
Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:45 PM
basically look for any "xl" camera, they are cheap. Buy a couple. Beaulieu 4008 on up are pretty much the best, because they have interchangeable lenses and a very sharp shutter. This produces the sharpest image you'll get with super 8. Great thing is, it is very easy to use, if you want a more pro look, go for a pro camera. If you want a home movie look, go for a consumer camera. Minolta, Bauer all have great cameras too. Loads out there that still work fine and are dirt cheap.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:02 PM
A cool film shot on super8...