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Mark Todd
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 - posted March 12, 2018 05:16 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/12/15/the-nolab-digital-super-8-cartridge-could-digitize-your-old-movie-cameras/

Best Mark.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted March 12, 2018 05:26 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
well, i thought it looked interesting until i read the opening insult here,

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The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras
Posted Dec 15, 2015 by John Biggs (@johnbiggs)
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Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your old Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained actual film and to play back the movies you used something called a movie projector. It should be noted that there was nary a digital step in the entire process. Humans, to their chagrin, suffered under the yoke of this analog menace for decades.
But times changed and Super 8 cameras are now relegated to the ash heap of history… or are they?

Whoever the dick was that wrote this needs shooting. [Mad]

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Robert Crewdson
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That was very interesting Mark. The writer sounds like a young person, talking about prehistoric, and how people suffered using this analogue system for decades. I think there are many who would be happy to suffer again, if the price was right, and sound cartridges re-introduced. The article doesn't say how you would view these images afterwards. 5 Megapixals isn't very high these days; it couldn't compare with real film if shown at the same size.

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Will Trenfield
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 - posted March 12, 2018 06:45 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
An interesting idea. The cartridge would convert the images from the lens to a digital format which could be uploaded to a computer using a connecting cable. Very similar to digitising cine film using a camera.

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Tom Photiou
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maybe a good idea but why not just shoot straight to digital using a digital camera?? i dont really see a place for this.
The author describes cine film cameras as a dinosaur thing so why bother? [Confused]

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Will Trenfield
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Digital cameras don't come cheap whereas there must be loads of excellent analogue cameras out there gathering dust. The price will be the thing.

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Brian Fretwell
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There was, once, a digital sensor that attached to a 35mm size pack for fitting to 35mm SLRs, that never caught on so Ii suspect this won't, if it ever gets made. The only real point of interest to me was the switch in one photo that indicated you could select either Kodachrome of Ektachrome colour response.

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Douglas Meltzer
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The author does say ".....In the end nothing beats film for depth....." but then adds one more negative comment to wrap things up.

Tom,

I assume you mean the writer needs to be shooting on film stock.

Doug

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I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Robert Crewdson
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High Definition camcorders are not expensive.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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 - posted March 13, 2018 10:05 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heck,that project seem had been already "shelved". [Roll Eyes]

As Brian Fretwell said,since the "digital back plate" intended to fit on film SLR camera didn't eventually gain enough acceptance from the market. This toy would never even have a chance to start up.

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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 - posted March 15, 2018 03:36 PM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I understand the idea of this, only they made one mistake.
They hope to gain an old caracteristic movie style, which is why Kodak wants to release their S8 cam.
They mis the point because, that is not the camera doing, but just the film itself

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