This looks interesting: http://Digital Super 8 Cartridge. Does anyone know if it's real?
Edited by Glenn Brady, 25 February 2013 - 02:09 PM.
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Digital Super 8 Cartridge
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
That's an invalid URL. The hyperlink points to this thread.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:00 PM
Yes, I know. I tried to embed the link (http://sungjanglabor...uper8-cartridge) a couple of times and then was prevented by this site from editing my post further to correct the error. You can Google 'Digital Super 8 Cartridge' and it'll appear on a page of Sung Jang Laboratory, Chicago.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:12 PM
It's a "concept" and not original one as we've discussed this many times over the years on various film boards (not to be a downer).
Don't really see the need; it's not like the lenses on these cameras are so amazing that they are worth saving (with a few exceptions perhaps). It would turn some heads and look cool, but other than that we love Super 8 because it's film.
It made some sense on an Arri SR where companies had tons of money invested in that ecosystem with lenses and hardware and P+S Technic did that exact thing; without much success in sales.
ON THE OTHER HAND, a Super 8 cartridge/camera that records digital audio to a chip within the cartridge then is synced up in processing/transfer would be very useful and cool. It would take Kodak backing such a solution probably...it could work with the sound cameras.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:30 AM
DS8 is a lame confusing name.
It seems the designer doesn't know how things work. The cartridge needs a sensor which protrudes a bit from the plate as its sensormatrix needs to be at the focal plane. Not just a black hole
The sensor must register when the shutter is open. Not just randomly when the spindle is rotating or the claw is about to move
Sound registration is nice be then should be taken from the recording head. But then you get old fashioned S8 camera sound with a lot of rumble, noises etcetra. And you would need a sound camera with a working soundpart.
The only nice idea is to have a USB stick in a S8 cartridge. That will raise some interest from onlookers...
Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:59 AM
Not necessarily a complete picture of the situation. Super-8 cameras generally have the most built in features of all motion picture cameras and being able to replicate them digitally would be a cool alternative, even though my first choice would still be super-8 film.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:58 PM
But why? I can't see anything at all gained by having a digital Super 8 cartridge. A regular consumer video camera would have many more functions than a digital Super 8 cartridge, be smaller and the footage would look much better.
I'd much rather have by Angenieux lens from my 4008 put onto a Blackmagic camera or new digital camera with a smaller sensor than basically buy a digital sensor for a Super 8 camera.
The point of Super 8 is the film, not the amazing quality of the camera or lenses.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:32 PM