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TimPoths
8mm
on Feb 14, 2006 at 4:28:11 pm

Hi,

I have recently got an 8mm projector and have seen that the cameras and sotck film can be hard to get hold of.

So i was wondering, can a modern 8mm camera tape be 'dissected' and the film be mounted on a spool and played on an 8mm projector?





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Frank Otto
Re: 8mm
on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:11:45 pm

First, take the magnetic film out of the 8mm cassette and hold a strip up to the light - if you don't see anything, it won't work.



Cheers,

Frank Otto



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todd mcmullen
Re: 8mm
on Feb 15, 2006 at 1:26:59 am

What do you mean hard to get a hold of? Are they too small for your hands? Not surewhat you mean. But I just shot a short film on super 8mm and had no problem getting camera and film. google 8mm.

Todd McMullen
Flip Flop Films
Austin
Cinematography Forum Leader


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TimPoths
Re: 8mm
on Feb 15, 2006 at 2:58:12 pm

Wow, good response!

Thinking about it, newer 8mm cameras work magnetically (?) so they may not work.

As to the film, i have found a few 8mm camera on ebay but my google searches lead me to american sites,, and i prefere shorter postage for delecate items.

But, i'll try google again - all i got last time was a bunch of cine-dvd services :(



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donatello
Re: 8mm
on Feb 15, 2006 at 4:53:11 pm

are you referring to 8mm FILM ( as in real FILM stock not as in you film something ) or you referring to digital 8 camera's that use video tape ??


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tony salgado
Re: 8mm
on Feb 19, 2006 at 12:15:21 am



Yes indeed this is possible.

Sony and Kodak have keep this quasi film/tape hybrid a major secret for over ten years now.

But to keep it simple just take some old 8mm film and jam it inside any standard vhs deck for a quick playback check. No need for a telecine xfer and the cost savings are wonderful.


What the heck wuz you thinkin????




Tony Salgado


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TimPoths
Re: 8mm
on Mar 1, 2006 at 1:19:48 pm

hmm, i was just wanting to try 8mm out for propper retro effect.

just a little fun, and good for larping


(didn't this id get this much flack!)



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