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Another new Super8 camera?

Post by Andreas Wideroe » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:45 pm

From a post over at cinematograhy.com. Quite exciting stuff by David Sekanina.

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=73661

What do you think?

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Re: Another new Super8 camera?

Post by sciolist » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:56 pm

The drawing and rendering suggest a camera having a build-quality not seen since the Arriflex DS8 camera. It'd be wonderful to have another Super 8 camera debut in 2017, but this one might make the Logmar look like a bargain.

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Re: Another new Super8 camera?

Post by JeremyC » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:21 pm

There was an Arri DS8!!!! Where can I find info about this camera?

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Re: Another new Super8 camera?

Post by sciolist » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:39 pm

JeremyC wrote:There was an Arri DS8!!!! Where can I find info about this camera?
In the late 1960s or early 1970s, Arriflex built several prototype DS8 format cameras based on the 16 St. I expect the response was such that further development wasn't warranted. I don't have more information at hand.

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Re: Another new Super8 camera?

Post by Tommy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:39 am

It was 77 or 78, that Arri showed a prototype pro super 8 camera at Photokina....but by then the video revolution had begun ...and super 8 had started a rapid downward spiral. Never went into production.

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Re: Another new Super8 camera?

Post by sciolist » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Tommy wrote:It was 77 or 78, that Arri showed a prototype pro super 8 camera at Photokina....but by then the video revolution had begun ...and super 8 had started a rapid downward spiral. Never went into production.
Arriflex introduced the 16 SR in 1975, so it's surprising a DS8 camera based on the 16 St would be shown as late as '77 or '78.

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