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Nolab Digital Cartridge Records Digital Videos from Super 8 Cameras: Because You Never Go Full Hipster

by Lambert Varias
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Kodak’s Super 8 Film system revolutionized home moviemaking, by making it much easier for people to buy and load film, jump-starting amateur film making, and eventually laying the groundwork for camcorders. Of course nowadays everyone with a smartphone or point-and-shoot can be a modern filmmaker. Designer Hayes Urban wants to make the old Super 8 cameras useful again, so he came up with a digital cartridge for the ancient gadgets.

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Hayes’ Nolab is a device that fits into the film cartridge slot of Super 8 cameras. It has a 5mp OmniVision sensor and a custom glass objective lens. According to Hayes, “the sensor focuses on a ground glass image plane pressed against the camera’s film gate.” Nolab records 720p H.264 video with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the same native aspect ratio of Super 8 film. It will also have the ability to apply one of two color correction filters. The Nolab uses SD cards for storage and relies on a rechargeable battery for power.

Hayes claims that he and his partners already have a working prototype of the Nolab and indicates that the digital film cartridge will become a commercial product. Check out his website for more about his invention.

[via No Film School]

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Comments (3):

  1. Borque says:

    Very interesting. I may have to find that old Super 8 camera and fix the battery box.

  2. Tony says:

    Putting a camera inside your camera is not going to make footage that looks like super 8 film. It will look like any other video, just like the Pocket Cinema or Digital Bolex but not as good. For the real thing, there is a new Super 8 camera, new desktop film scanner, and new advanced film stocks in cartridges. Real film takes more effort, and there is no pill for beauty.

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