January 6, 2016 at 4:25PM
Kodak's New Super 8 Camera & The Revolution of Film
Kodak has recently announced that in Fall of this year, we will be seeing a new Super 8mm camera released, featuring many of the advantages digital cameras possess.
However, what interested and excited me more was the new process of film they're describing. You buy film from them, which will probably cost between 1.5 and 2 times as much as it currently does, from current rumors, and in turn receive free processing, HD scanning, and delivery in both digital and analog formats.
In our current environment, scanning and processing has become rarer and more expensive with the closing of all but a few major facilities. However, it looks like Kodak is trying to turn this all around. By guaranteeing processing and scanning, it's not only a load off filmmaker's minds, but it also will cost us less overall. I hope that in the near future, they bring this idea to 16mm and even 35mm. This could bring shooting on film back onto the table for many people, including myself, and possible revolutionize the industry, from the independent level up.
Those are my thoughts, what do you think?