Film - Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016

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  1. phigmov

    phigmov FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Fascinating -

    http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/corp/...ng_Revival_Initiative_at_CES_2016/default.htm

    On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.

    I know Mattias Burling (sometimes posts at mu-43.com) has been experimenting with 16mm Kodak on his Bolex -

     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Kodak even seem to be releasing a hybrid camera - shoots film but has a tilty-flippy digital EVF and has SD/USB/HDMI ports -

    http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Consumer/Products/Super8/default.htm
    DPReview - Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera

    Wish them all the best, but as Kirk Tuck points out, film processing could be pricey -

    The Visual Science Lab.: The Crazy People Left at Kodak Are Launching a Crazy Camera. Super8 all over again?

    It'll be fascinating to see if this rises above the Lomo crowd and becomes something sustainable from a business perspective.
     
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