Kodak introduced at CES in January 2016 that it will be bringing again the well-known Tremendous eight digicam as a movie digicam with digital options. Now, two years later, Kodak has simply launched the primary footage captured with the digicam within the 1-minute video above.
The brand new Kodak Tremendous eight C-mount digicam makes use of the corporate’s new Tremendous eight movies.
Its options and specs embrace variable velocity capturing (18, 24, 25, 36 FPS), a 6mm f/1.2 Richo lens, handbook aperture and focusing, a swiveling Four-inch show, a built-in gentle meter, and a jog wheel consumer interface.
Right here’s the most recent replace by Kodak on the progress of the digicam:
“We’re on the verge of testing our newest design of the drive prepare, and that testing will assist us to grasp whether or not the present design will meet our rigorous efficiency requirements,” program director Steve Parsons says. “One in every of our largest challenges is discovering suppliers which might be able to making these exact components.”
“We’re nonetheless utilizing the identical cartridge system, however we centered quite a bit on the movie gate, the place the movie is being guided, the place the movie is being stabilized throughout the strategy of getting a picture uncovered,” says product supervisor Holger Schwaerzel. “And that’s the place this digicam actually has improved quite a bit. The stableness of the picture which is at all times impacting the picture high quality as an general impression has been dramatically improved.”
Filmmakers have been getting their palms on prototype cameras and capturing tasks with it, as you’ll be able to see within the pattern footage above.
One in every of Kodak’s objectives is to make this new Kodak Tremendous eight digicam “as simple to make use of as any DSLR.” To that finish, Kodak can also be launching a brand new on-line service known as “The Darkroom,” which is able to permit prospects to each buy movie and course of uncovered movie:
The brand new Kodak Tremendous eight will value round $2,500 to $three,000 and will probably be out there for buy by the Kodak web site and thru retailers beginning later this 12 months.