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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:43 PM

trying to pop a video tap on my 8mm beaulieu 4008. Anybody know of a cheap camera head that may work. I have tried with a little DV camera but obviously it can not quite get "in there" enough... other wise it looks like it could work great.

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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:32 PM

Thomas, can you tape one of those miniature spy camera's to it?
you know those are as big a 2 sugar cubes, with les and sometimes even wireless transmitter.
As the eyepiece is making a picture on infinity, it should be possible to image that with any tiny lens, might need to experiement with the focal length though.
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#3 thomas-english

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:51 AM

I will be trying that. Unfortunately here we don t have a spy camera shop on every street corner like u do so Ill have to head to london.

Thanks rob... it should just work...

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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:06 PM

Hi Thomas

I have something very similar to this, ebay Item number: 5876118608

Tiny thing, a bit fiddly due to the fact it takes those 9v duracell batteries, but you can adjust the lens to get good close focus, so it should work for you. You'll just have to shop around on ebay to avoid getting stung by massive shipping costs! I keep this and an XC-75, never know when they might come in useful in an emergency situation
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#5 thomas-english

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:57 AM

THIS IS EXACTLY THE UNIT I TRIED LAST NIGHT!!!!!


Yeah, bit fiddly!!! on my tiny little super8 mm it s really fiddly. But it does sort of work. I think a slightly longer lens is in order as well as at the moment it s only filling 1/4 frame at its correct distance.

At first I really thought it was not working, but you have to back the little lens off by an inch from the eyepiece before it starts working. Then am 1/8th to the left or right and poof... no image. VERY FIDDLY!

It s funny because I produced a little thing for the first time the other week, I was so surprised by how much an video tap costs to hire!!!! nearly as much as the 435 !!!! It s a whole new world of technology/headache/money I had never really considered.

Anyhow! this super8 is gonna fly!! starting to wish I had a flyer ......

N.B. These new kodak 200t and 500t stocks on super8mm are well interesting, look loads better than HDV etc. Trying to develop a working package for promo land getting away a little from the s8 K40 look.
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#6 RobinThwaites

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:45 AM

Hi Thomas

What is the weight of that camera? I remember them because I worked for the importer years ago but have no idea how heavy they are.

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#7 thomas-english

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:42 AM

absolutely nothing!!!!! weighs about the same as a half empty bottle of vodka.

we have just worked out that there is a thread on the eye piece. My housemate reckons you could get a thread adaptor and put a c-mount camera with no lens onto the eyepiece and it would work perfect! save a lot of hassle!
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#8 RobVanGelder

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:01 AM

So where is the other half bottle of Vodka......??? :P

Thomas, most, if not all eyepieces are made to look at infinity, meaning, your eye and therefore any other imaging device must be focused on infinity to make a sharp image.

So you need a lens on your camera if you use it with the original eyepiece. And you need probably a different lens, focussed much closer and enlarging too, when you remove the original eyepiece.

Been there, it is a lot of trial and error.
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#9 thomas-english

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:51 PM

ok.... looks like ill have to finish the bottle... not gonna be completely simple

thanks a lot... i know what I am looking at now

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#10 ben johnson

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:16 PM

if you need a video tap for your super 8 camera you should contact Pro 8mm in los angeles. i know that they have a video tap they made for super 8 cameras. it's nice and they have been working on a model for a few years.

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#11 thomas-english

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:49 PM

Thanks Ben, I had already tried that.

Not having much luck at the moment. Going to try and source one of the xc-75 s

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