If you grew up taking family movies with a Super 8 camera, you probably still have boxes of reels that you’ve never seen. Unfortunately, many of these films are brittle and may smell like vinegar. In addition, most movie films from the early 1980s had terrible color stability. To save these old films, it is best to convert them to digital format.
DS8 film is superior to Super 8 film
There are several differences between Super 8 film and DS8 film. First, Super 8 had a torturous film path, and it often developed kinks and could result in image defocus. Second, Super 8 was not interchangeable with other 8mm film. As a result, cameras made for amateurs and low budget productions often utilized this film.
DS8 film is an improved version of Super 8 film. Unlike Super 8, DS8 film requires a different type of camera. Bolex cameras are a good example. These cameras produce approximately 800 feet of 8mm film after processing and slitting. The Bolex cameras also have a pulldown claw in the gate position, which saves film and processing costs.
In addition to being smaller, DS8 film also has a higher frame rate. Another difference between Super 8 and DS8 film is the process for rewinding. Super 8 film requires a diagonal path through stacked spools. DS8 film is more flexible and can be rewound.
Kodak offers color reversal stock
Kodak sells three film stocks for the Super 8 format: Ektachrome 100D, Kodak Vision 3 and Tri-X B&W reversal. In addition to these three stocks, Kodak also offers reversal film, which is a higher-contrast film. This film is recommended for shooting Super 8 films, but the film can be projected in either color or black-and-white.
Color reversal film produces a positive image on a transparent base. It is commonly used in photography, but has also been used in the motion picture industry. The reversal film is available in several grain levels, from low to high. It’s also available in both black-and-white and negative formats.
If you’re unsure about the difference between these two film types, a Kodak Pro8mm guide can help you learn about the differences. It’s also important to note that Super 8 film can’t be overwritten, so you’ll need to pay attention to the reel counter and exposure. While overexposing a film is not the end of the world, underexposing it could result in a grain train. In addition, you have to send the spent cartridge to the developer.
Kodak offers Tri-X B&W reversal film in the Super 8 format
The Kodak Tri-X B&W reversals are high-speed panchromatic films that produce excellent images. They offer smooth tonal gradation, excellent contrast and fine grain. As a result, they are ideal for indoor and outdoor photography, including sports. They also provide exceptional sharpness and don’t require bleach processing.
The film is also available in color. Kodak sells three different color negative stocks: Ektachrome 100D, Tri-X B&W reversal, and Vision 3 film. The film is reversible and supports E-6 film processing. In addition to Kodak, Fuji offers its own Tri-X B&W reversals in Super 8 format.
Despite being obsolete in the market, Kodak continues to produce Super 8 film. B&H sells it. Kodak also offers student discounts.
Kodak discontinued production of Super 8 cameras
Kodak is planning to introduce a new version of the Super 8 to digital in the US in 2017. The camera will feature a digital viewfinder and will also have the ability to process the prints into digital format. This new camera is expected to cost between $400 and $750. It is hoped that the new Super 8 cameras will appeal to film enthusiasts and experimental filmmakers.
In addition, Kodak has brought back Ektachrome film for Super 8 cameras. The company has also reformulated emulsions for the B&W reversal stock, which is essentially the original Super 8 film. Pro8mm offers 7 different color negative stocks for the Super 8 format.
A new version of the Super 8 camera is expected to offer variable shutter speeds and a fixed 6-mm lens. An optional 8-48mm zoom lens will also be available. The camera will also feature manual focus and iris controls. Other features of the camera will include a 3.5-inch LCD screen, standard-definition video input, and a built-in light meter.