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The Kodak Super 8 camera seems to look back when everyone is going forward. The only film camera announced at CES, The Kodak Super 8 camera rekindles the magic of making a movie and telling a story with film. With a detachable mic, digital audio recording to an SD card, an electronic viewfinder, and a post-processing ecosystem that includes both film prints and digital scans, the Super 8 blends old-school look and feel with modern conveniences. Kodak’s effort is a complete one and will aim for a parallel landscape.

Despite requiring film processing and a shift in your post-production workflow, the Kodak Super 8 camera represents a new way for people to tell their story by combining the old with the new — and that’s what we find is worth writing about. We’re excited to see what challenges and differences the Super 8 camera brings to our field, and we can’t help but remember some of the biggest directors of our time and the 8mm medium that they fell in love with. We award the Kodak Super 8 camera a Best of CES 2016 Spotlight Award for being one of the top products we’ll want to watch in the coming year.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This seems like a lot of hardware development money to spend on a product nobody is asking for. If I want a film look, why not just add it in post? Yikes…

  2. Apparently Dudemann hasn’t had much or any experience using super 8 film. Kodak Super 8 camera was the one of first film camera that the average man could afford. You could make home movies, documentaries; without having to go to 35mm or other film sizes, which was very expensive. I am a videographer, graphic artist. For the last 40 years, i’ve use different types of production equipment,an have handle different types of media. It was the quickest and a easier way during that time to get production on that type of platform. So for Kodak to start making super 8 video film cameras again will spark a new excitement in the photography and video field. An also for the young as well. I believe I speak for all true videographers and cameramen, it would be exciting thing for us. So if KODAK is bring back the super 8 camera’s into production again, then this is great! Can’t wait to have one!

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