Kodak Super 8 movie camera

Kodak Super 8 movie camera.

Kodak super 8 movie camera

Kodak has announced that it will be making a brand new super 8 movie camera.


It will incorporate a flip out LCD monitor.

The lens will be C-Mount. This will make the camera be able to accept interchangeable c mount lenses. This is a big thing to film makers.

It will have an audio record input.

The Kodak super 8 movie camera will use the same cartridge system of old.

Larger film gate almost 11 percent.

Estimated price will be between $2,500 to $3000 US dollars.


This price is very high for a super 8 camera. I would suggest that for this type of money you go the 16mm route.

8mm film lengths on reels

8mm film lengths on reels.

8mm film lengths


The original Super 8 and Standard 8 cine films which came in a plastic cassette and were 50ft long reels.

These films were then either left as 50ft reels or spliced into the following reel lengths for projection purposes.

50ft reel 3 Inch diameter reel.

200ft reel 5 inch diameter reel.

400ft reel 7 Inch diameter reel.

For Information on 16mm film


cine reel

Sometimes on the larger reels there is ruler marks on the side of the reel showing feet and another showing meters. This tends to be more common on the 400ft reels.

If you have any problems working out the length of your super 8 standard 8 and 16mm cine reels please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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Mini DV tape or HDV tape transfer

Mini DV or HDV tape transfer.

HDV. High definition video first appeared as a Prosumer format using Mpeg 2 compression onto standard Mini DV tapes.

Mini DV or HDV tape transfer


Mini DV or HDV tape transfer.

This video format used Long GOP compression to write High Definition video onto magnetic tape. This was the same tape that Mini DV camcorders and video decks used for Standard definition video. Most of the HDV video tapes had a 60 minute runtime.

Please note that there is no way of telling if your Mini DV tape has been recorded in SD or HD until you put it into a deck or camcorder. A Mini DV camcorder or deck will not be able to play a tape recorded in the HDV format, but an HDV deck will play both formats.


Mini DV tapes

The most widely used HDV camcorder was the 3 CCD Sony Z1. (pictured above Sony FX 1 E ).

HDV video tape transfer.

To preserve the quality of the picture the best way to transfer the HDV video footage is via firewire to a PC or Mac computer.

Video Image Productions capture your HDV footage using Apple Pro Res 4:2:2.

This is an excellent format for video editing or transferring to DVD or HD Youtube Etc. Compared to High Defintion and 4K camcorders now HDV is still a good quality picture even if it is only 1080i.


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