Bringing Any Super 8 Camera Into The Digital Age

Talk by Jenny List (she/her) ⚠️ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦

Sunday from 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM in Stage B

This talk has the following content notes:
It will involve a camera being pointed at the audience. If we have any people who don't like cameras at hacker camps, perhaps they should be advised that coming to a talk about cameras is a bad idea.

This talk will describe the development process for a digital cartridge to fit any Super 8 home movie camera without any modifications required. There are a huge number of unused 8mm home movie cameras that have been languishing unloved for the last four decades since their owners were seduced by videotape. Many of them are built to a rather high quality, and best of all, they can still be found for not a lot of money. You can still buy the film, and it's a lot of fun shooting a real movie, but it's not cheap. Wouldn't it be great if you could drop in a digital cartridge instead for modern day digital video with a retro feel! This project started in early 2023, and this will be its first outing in front of a live audience.

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