Tag: 8mm

Leica R8 - the quintessence of photography
Posted on: September 11, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Thoughts on Analog Photography

I still remember the times during my studies of media technology when I dreamed of someday owning a Leica camera. Although I was happy with the Nikon F2 SLR and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 setup I used during the photography classes I took at university, I kept longing for more. A close …

Posted on: January 25, 2016 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Kodak launches a new Super 8 8mm film camera

Kodak Super 8 In January 2016 Kodak announced a new Super 8 8mm film camera at CES in Las Vegas. To say the least, this is a surprise and I am enthusiastic about it. They say there’s kind of an analog film renaissance and that’s why there is a market …

Posted on: October 19, 2015 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

8mm film – Considering costs for using 8mm film

As you might remember, I started experimenting with my LEICINA SPECIAL Super8 camera and finally made it to send in the first cartridge of Super8 8mm film material for development. I used Kodak Tri-X black & white Reversal Film and chose Wittner Cinetec in Germany as a service provider. About 2 weeks after sending my material I …

Posted on: August 1, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

50 Jahre Super8 8mm – Wunderblock – Deutschland, deine Speicher

Wunderblock – Deutschland, deine Speicher – 50 Jahre Super8 – 50 years after KODAK’s introduction of the Super 8 format, amateur 8mm material will be digitised, rearranged to new fictional stories and shown in a mini movie theatre on tour. The project will be in Lüneburg from July 19 – 20, in …

Posted on: May 19, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm film resolution

With affordable 4K displays around the corner a higher resolution than the offered 2K frame-by-frame scanning would be nice for my 8mm film, since products like ARRISCAN provide up 6K/4K. Bolex H16 – ARRIscan from Justin Cary on Vimeo. The question would be, whether this makes sense at all, taking the natural resolution of the 8mm motion picture film format …

Posted on: April 3, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 3

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Digital Intermediate

As explained before, I have to choose between various options to digitize my 8mm film. There are some things I can do myself. I could capture the film playing on a projector using a digital camera or I can try out manually scanning every frame with a flatbed scanner and …

Posted on: January 27, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Telecine and motion picture film scanners

After shooting and developing 8mm motion picture film, one might want to transfer it to a digital format. This is quite complicated actually, since there are no consumer or easy solutions available. Most people just capture their original film playing on a projector with a digital camera. Although it looks …

Posted on: January 20, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Getting film material

Unfortunately the variety of 8mm film material still available has decreased over the past years. The popular Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009 and even its processing ended in 2013. Kodachrome (English version) from schmalfilm magazin on Vimeo. Although points of sale are increasingly difficult to find, there are some dealers left, …

Posted on: January 14, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm motion picture film format

8mm film is a motion picture film standard developed by Kodak in 1932 to create a cheap “home movie” format. Its most famous filmed sequence undoubtedly being the Zapruder film, capturing the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Super8 was released in 1965 and quickly …