Robert W. - you are spot on with these comments!
That anyone would consider wasting their (or their student's) time, money and collaborative, creative, story-telling opportunity on super 8 in this day and age just baffles me.
Not to mention the negative environmental impact for zero benefit.
If you want a nostalgic "look", learn to achieve that in post (add lots of grain, some simulated emulsion scratches, vignetting, peripheral soft focus, frame rate stutter, etc.) and you will have learned a useful skill that you can further develop.
Something that I do a lot while shooting UHD is use touch-to-focus to select focus between two (or sometimes more) faces. This can require split-second decisions when the scene is a conversation (vs a scripted interview which I don't do as often).
Samsung NX1 does this well. Panasonic DVX200 does this well. Old Canon 70D does this well but is soft HD at best. Canon C300 mkII - NO TOUCH SCREEN.
Sony FS7 - NO TOUCH SCREEN. Sony A6300 - NO TOUCH SCREEN. Sony A7R mkii - NO TOUCH SCREEN. No thanks.
For people who claim to prefer buttons please remember cameras with touch screens aren't lacking buttons. They just offer additional interface for those who prefer touch screens.
If the Sony cameras had touch screens I think I would sell everything else and buy-in. The quick focusing G Master lenses are particularly interesting with their higher resolving capability making them somewhat future proof.
I really hope Sony finally breaks down and pays to license the touch screen tech that they evidently don't own. Really hard to believe at this point in time Sony doesn't have touch screens. How many devices are there out in the world with touch screens? Billions??
Just one question about the Samsung NX1. Will a future firmware update enable smooth, cinematic focus changes while shooting video?
Here's why I absolutely love the NX1 but won't be keeping it... YET
I recently purchased a Samsung NX1 and the 16-50mm f/2-2.8 lens to test. I believe the NX1 is a better camera than anything available from Canon. I am testing it with an eye to buying 3 bodies and several lenses. There is currently only one small problem preventing me from moving forward. I shoot TV commercials and stills for ad agencies. While shooting video with the NX1 camera in auto focus mode I touch the screen on the face of the person speaking. When that person is done and another person starts to speak I touch their face. Everything works great except that the focus changes so quickly that it is jarring to watch. Unusable unfortunately.
My suggestion is to have Samsung's digital imaging software engineers test the Canon 70d along side the NX1. I know the Samsung NX1 has the processing power to do anything the Canon 70D can do. The 70D easily creates usable video by slowly (relative to the NX1) and smoothly changing the focus position without any hunting as it achieves final focus. The effect is similar in experience to watching a feature film.
As far as the image quality, resolution, size, weight, wireless connectivity, feature set and handling of the NX1, it seems just about perfect to me. My numerous tests show the Samsung NX1 using h.265 codec captures noticeably better quality video than the 70D All-I codec with less than 1/9 the file size! I can convert the Samsung h.265 1080p to ProRes 422 almost as quickly as the conversion from Canon's All-I to ProRes 422 (maybe 5% to 10% slower). The still photos are sharper and in my opinion superior to the Canon 1D, 5D Mk III, and 70D cameras. At least up to iso 800 which is all I've tested so far. When I say sharper I mean NX1 photos seem twice as sharp as the 70D. In pursuit of sharpness I have very carefully calibrated back focus for four L series lenses on my 70D.
After using follow-focus rigs for years I will never go back to that. Touch screen combined with auto following facial recognition for video focus allows a very high percentage of good takes. Lens change - no problem!
I love the Samsung NX1camera. It works well with variable ND filers - no problem with the evf and polarized filters. I really, really want it to work for my use. It breaks my heart to think of returning it to B&H Photo. Unfortunately I can't use it for delivering pro video with the way it focusses. Please tell me that some future firmware update will enable smooth, cinematic focus changes while shooting video!
btw- Continuous autofocus is pretty darn good. I only falls apart if there is significant distance between the focus points selected by touch during video shooting.