Listen To My Interview with the team:
“This is a crazy idea but it is a challenge”, says Lasse and Tommy Madsen in reference to the labor of love between a father/son camera design team. In 2009 they launched Logmar Camera Solutions of Denmark , deciding that they would like to work to create some kind of tech project they could work on together.
Tommy, a mechanical engineer who is soon to retire from is long career and Lasse , an electrical engineer started, like most companies in their garage.Their early projects center around taking the Russian Krasnagorsky 16mm wind-up camera drop in replacement board for that. The first brand new Super 8 film camera to come onto the market in over 30 years, the LOGMAR is equipped with features long absent or never available from legacy Super 8 film equipment.
Logmar Camera Solutions, the company behind this new Super-8 camera advances the use of the format to solve problems that have gone unaddressed in this genre of filmmaking, while adding innovative features that have long been on Super 8 filmmakers wish list. Innovative features include pin regitration that corrects horizontal/vertical motion jitter, and random image defocus . Additionally, the capacity to create sync sound in camera and have a larger film capacity option have also been included.
The Logmar Super 8 camera features include:
- Pin registration & dedicated pressure plate
- Crystal synchronized frame rates from 6fps to 48fps
- Stereo audio recording on SD-CARD as well as true XLR 48V Phantom power.
- WiFi remote control via iPad, iPhone or Android
- Digital viewfinder with low light CCD sensor and video output for external monitor
- Programmable “Function button” for: Phase Advance, Alternate speed, Rule of thirds grid etc.
- Firmware upgradable (future proof) via standard USB connector.
- 200ft custom reloadable cartridge option
This is a game changer for anyone who loves shooting analog film, especially Super 8 Film ! For more information on the LOGMAR Super 8 Camera, or the Beta Test Program , email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pro8mm will be the exclusive North America distributors of the LOGMAR camera.