Once the budding filmmaker’s best friend (out of both choice and necessity), Super 8 movie cameras have long since been usurped by their digital brethren, used more commonly as decor than a working camera. The team at Nolab is trying to breath new life into the Super 8 camera with their digital cartridge conversion. Forget trying to track down film cartridges and paying for expensive processing, just pop in the Nolab cartridge and start shooting in 720p HD video. Internal circuitry matches the internal sensor to the camera’s frame rate and allows for two film-like shooting modes. There’s no word yet on pricing or a release date, but we’re already scrambling to find our old Super 8s.
Digital Super 8