GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

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GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by S8 Booster » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:04 am

The top paid app on appstore here right now:

http://www.nexvio.com/product/8mm.aspx

Not that i am going to buy it but it is still pretty fancy.
Turn you iPhone (4/3GS) or iPod Touch (4th Gen) into an 8mm vintage video camera, and shoot old-fashioned 8mm films in real time!

8mm Vintage Camera brings your iPhone and iPod Touch back in time to capture the beauty and magic of old school vintage movies. By mixing and matching films and lenses, you can recreate the atmosphere of those bygone eras with 25 timeless retro looks. Dust & scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, frame jitters - all can be instantly added with the swapping of a finger.

What's in the camera
Viewfinder

Total live view of the efffects. What you see in the viewfinder is what you record.
Lenses

5 lenses bundled - Clear, Flickering Frame, Spotlight, Light Leak and Color Fringing.
Films

5 grainy, discolored, dusted and aged films from different eras - 1920, 70s, Sakura, XPro, Siena.
Jitter Button

Add random up and down displacement of frames to imitate real 8mm projectors.
Features
Swap lenses and films at any time
Trigger frame jitter during recording
Turn on/off flash on supported devices
Switch between front and back cameras on supported devices
Tap to focus and adjust exposure
Export options: Save to Camera Roll, email, or share on YouTube
Transfer movies quickly to computer via iTunes File Sharing
Shoot..
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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by grainy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 am

funny! But a taking photo of a painting isn't the same thing as getting out the brushes.
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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by S8 Booster » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:01 am

I can not ever imagine anyone on this board ever using this app other than rising the fun factor for some reason ir occation.

Shoot....;)
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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by BAC » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:39 am

It puts in all the crap that most of us try to keep out: dust, scratches, flicker, light leaks...

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Post by carllooper » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:06 am

BAC wrote:It puts in all the crap that most of us try to keep out: dust, scratches, flicker, light leaks...
Spot on observation.
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Post by mattias » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:22 pm

i don't know, i like the same function for stills a lot. but sometimes it seems like i'm one of the few on this board who shoots super 8 because it has soul and not because "it's better than video and just as viable as 16mm dammit". of course, dust and scratches is pretty stupid to put in, but some old lens coma and vignetting and super contrasty b&w or color reversal saturation should make phone video much more exciting already. i especially like the random option of my still camera app, which doesn't let you see what you got until you review your shots later. almost as exciting as waiting for processing. :-)

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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by Uppsala BildTeknik » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Hah, I think it is kind of fun. It makes films look old and aged. Much like some of the old films we receive for transfer each day, actually.

And that is what it is supposed to do, I guess? It lets you make fake old films.

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Post by etimh » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:23 pm

I've already seen a film made with this thing--by a dedicated real-film still guy no less. He was very proud of it. Pretty ridiculous.

"All the crap we try to keep out"? Huh? I enjoy and propogate dust, scratches, defects in my films and real film obliges me very well. But I like it and want it because its produced by the particularities of film and the mechanisms, in other words, by chance. Not by some bunk algorithm.

We've got to be diligent and point out and discredit this kind of phenomenological fraud. 8)

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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by beamascope » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:25 pm

I'M GUILTY! I bought it for 99 cents a few weeks back. It's actually kind of cool (I know KILL ME) but it does have one insane issue which is the light leak is in color even when you are using the B&W film option. :roll:

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Post by etimh » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:33 pm

AND btw, that second example on the linked page--the black and white train film--looks more like it is trying to emulate an antique Lumiere Cinematographe or something. Pretty rough, even for 8mm, wouldn't you say?

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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by grainy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:17 pm

Rewording my previous post - I'd say that if it makes people happy and want to shoot little movies, than it's good. Clearly actual super 8 filmshooting is for a certain group of arts types, and it ain't never gonna be for the general populous again, but also clearly the general pop likes the way it looks, hence the app.

I was shooting in a cafe last weekend and people were PSYCHED to see my bring out my lovely Sankyo and to hear it whirring away, rather than someone holding up an iPhone for the millionth time.
So I got to shoot the way I want, plus got the perks of being Cool.
Win/win, is how I see it.

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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by Will2 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 pm

So it's the #1 app right now... has Kodak noticed? Why don't they work with current labs and transfer houses to create a turnkey network for Super 8?

Just order film from Kodak on a fancy new website and it arrives with a return mailer. Shoot it, return it for processing and have it transferred to HD for one price ($50?)

I'm sure there are all sorts of legal issues because there aren't any new cameras and it wouldn't be a huge seller, but I bet they would double or triple their current sales of Super 8 with the right marketing.

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Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Post by Muckymuck » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:29 pm

Can only be a good thing if it gets the kids interested... there will be some who buy this, like it, and decide to try the real thing!

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Post by Tscan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:46 am

Oh god here we go. I'm already so tired of every hipster on the planet using the old picture application and trying to pass it off as art, now we're sure to see the same thing with video. I have to see a sample later, but i'm sure it looks like most cheesey, exagerated digital mimics.
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Post by Clapton Pond » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:24 am

The main issue for me is that you still shoot with the video mentality, i.e. you'll just shoot hours of rubbish, now with jitter and dust effects, instead of planning and valuing every second as you have to do with film. If anyone decides to try out film for real after using the app, they might be in for a shock...

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