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#1 Lasse Roedtnes

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:36 AM

Hi there!

 

This morning I received some awesome footage from Friedemann, who has been out filming with our original prototype camera. I think it's worth sharing even though the camera used, is not the final production model which we are still waiting for our subcontractors to deliver parts for. 

 

The footage has been 2K scanned by the good folks over at GammaRayDigital in Boston.

 

Head over to our webpage at www.Logmar.dk and visit our sample video section to have a look, but please bring your comments back here for everyone to view and enjoy!

 

we would like to thank the following people for their support:

The users of Cinematography.com and Filmshooting.com for their endless amount of good ideas and valuable feedback

Friedemann Wachsmuth for writing the great article at Filmkorn.org, and volunteering as a beta tester.

Perry Paolantonio from GammaRayDigital for providing us with sponsored 2K scanning. 

Jürgen Lossau for writing the inspirational Super8 books as well as an article about our camera.

 

As well as all the people out there who has shared our story on Facebook, twitter and other social medias!

 

Best regards

The Logmar Team


Edited by Lasse Roedtnes, 21 February 2014 - 04:37 AM.

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#2 Jose luis villar

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

Stunning image quality and stability.


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#3 David Cunningham

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Amazing stability, sharpness, softness, and color!

 

As I commented on Vimeo:

 

Damnit! Now I have to buy one... grrrr :)

Logmar, Kodak Vision3 50D, Perry/GammaRayDigital and the LaserGraphics ScanStation are an amazing asset to the future of Super 8!

Look at that stability, dynamic rage, sharp but soft image, and amazing color!


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#4 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:23 AM

Fantastic footage, Friedemann! I kept staring at the corners seeking weave. Unbelievably sharp for such a tiny medium. I believe the Leicina Special with  same same Schneider zoom lens has been surpassed. Bravo to Lasse and his dad! Very impressive implementation and transport engineering.

 

Do you swear on the holy bible that no registration software was utilized? :)


Edited by Nicholas Kovats, 21 February 2014 - 09:24 AM.

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#5 David Cunningham

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:46 AM

 

Fantastic footage, Friedemann! I kept staring at the corners seeking weave. Unbelievably sharp for such a tiny medium. I believe the Leicina Special with  same same Schneider zoom lens has been surpassed. Bravo to Lasse and his dad! Very impressive implementation and transport engineering.

 

Do you swear on the holy bible that no registration software was utilized? :)

 

 

Even if it was... just follow the dusty upper left corner of the gate relative to the stable image...  it stays perfectly where it's supposed to!  It would be an awful lot of work to fake that.


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#6 Gabriele Turchi

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

terrific , now S8 can be used as an alternate format for a subtle look , rather than be way too stylized .

 

1 question though : why so many scratches  and dust ?

 

is is something that is related to post House ? or perhaps the registered mechanism is scratching the film ? quite honestly a just shot roll of negative film should not be  in such bad shape ...

 

thanks

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#7 Perry Paolantonio

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:15 PM

1 question though : why so many scratches  and dust ?

 

The intermittent white bits are dust, on the surface of the film itself. Unfortunately, when I scanned this the film wasn't threaded over the PTR rollers, which would have taken care of most of that (one of our rollers is damaged and I didn't want to risk running the film over it until we get a replacement).


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#8 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

Wow, it really looks fantastic. Steady and smooth as all hell. I'd love to see a side by side with a Leicina Special. I've been thinking about getting one for a while, but now I don't know!

 

Ps. The image looks really sharp in the center and seems like it softens out towards the edges (especially noticeable in the shot with the person walking across the bridge). I don't know if that the lens or not. Anyone have a thought? Also, you can tell some software stabilization is used at around 39-48 seconds in (the frame edges jitter around a bit), but it's really minor, and that was the only time I noticed it. Really remarkable stabilization. Beautiful. Can't wait to see more!


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#9 Chris Burke

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

Amazing, very impressive. Was that the Max-8 gate? What kind of lens was used? As I thought, the close ups were tack sharp and the wides were a huge improvement over original Super 8. This camera is going to redefine SUper 8.


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#10 Leila Abigail Hogan

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

This product is like a dream come true, I can't wait tell it's available!


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#11 Matt Stevens

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Amazing stability. I would love to see the 2K original and have a look at the grain structure. I'm most impressed and more than ever I WANT ONE!


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

I would like to add: It says it's variable speed, can it shoot 16fps?


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#13 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

Sweet camera!


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#14 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:31 AM

The max gate and registration look really impressive. I can imagine how nice single frame work would look with that kind of steadiness.


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#15 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:04 AM

Wow!


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#16 Lasse Roedtnes

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:49 AM

Hi,

 

Amazing, very impressive. Was that the Max-8 gate? What kind of lens was used? As I thought, the close ups were tack sharp and the wides were a huge improvement over original Super 8. This camera is going to redefine SUper 8.

 

The camera has a widened gate (max-8) the rounded corners will not be there on the production model - they will be square (sharp)

The lens used is a Schneider Optivaron 1.8/6-66mm.

 

I would like to add: It says it's variable speed, can it shoot 16fps?

 

The camera supports any frame rate from 8fps to 54fps with 0.001 fps increments - so 16.000fps is possible  :)

 

 

Best regards

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#17 Gabriele Turchi

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

 

The intermittent white bits are dust, on the surface of the film itself. Unfortunately, when I scanned this the film wasn't threaded over the PTR rollers, which would have taken care of most of that (one of our rollers is damaged and I didn't want to risk running the film over it until we get a replacement).

Thanks perry , what machine did you use?

 

Lasse : since all this looks very promising i would ask/recommend/suggest to  make available some properly scanned 2k samples (data scanned (not telecine) , perhaps using scanity?) in a prores format (in Log format ( and color corrected if you want).

 

since the image is stable and sharper than usual s8 i would like to see how it cuts with different media and how it looks on a 42" and up screen , i think this can seriously be considered a replacement for 16 for some circumstances ...

 

hope you can make it happen

thanks


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#18 Gabriele Turchi

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

ps: sorry , in the above post i meant to say ""scanstation"" (since scanty does not have s8 gate...)

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Thanks perry , what machine did you use?

 

This was scanned at 2k on the ScanStation.

 

-perry


Edited by Perry Paolantonio, 22 February 2014 - 12:45 PM.

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#20 Gabriele Turchi

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

 

This was scanned at 2k on the ScanStation.

 

-perry

terrific , thanks perry

 

do you think that when you  PTR rollers are replace you can scan it again and perhaps upload a 2K prores LT version (the whole thing would be 3.6 GB , if that is an issue i guess you could upload 1/2 of it ) .

I would love to see it LOG 2K .

 

ps: still haven't developed those tools that i am going to be sending you soon for scanning ...

 

thanks!

 

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