The beauty of many retro devices is only enhanced by their size, which is necessary due to the large number of analog recording systems. Although it produces better quality images, the use of film and tape that the digital sensor and Micro SD card cannot match has some wonderful nostalgia and romance.So you can imagine that when the news passes Hacker day Manufacturer and obvious nostalgic fan definite, We are eager for the Raspberry Pi update of their Super 8 movie camera.
The camera in question is the Agfa Microflex Sensor made in Germany, a small boxy movie camera produced in the late 1960s. It has automatic exposure control, but the zoom and focus are manual. It exposes 15m (50 feet) Super 8 film fed from the cassette at 18fps (continuous shooting for 3 minutes and 20 seconds), and does not record audio. It used to be called the smallest camera in the world, but today it looks quite bulky, especially for a device that can only do one thing.
Sure (Who have we written before) Knowing that they could improve this, and set out to create a replacement cartridge to fill the painful void in the center of the camera and in our hearts.The result is a neat little bag, including a Raspberry Pi ZeroThe official Raspberry Pi camera module, battery pack, and power conversion circuit are all in a 3D printed housing that mimics the size and shape of a Super 8 cartridge. You can now record large amounts of video to a MicroSD card, or connect to Wi-Fi to stream video instead of three-minute footage.
The Pi camera module is aligned with the original Agfa lens, 10-25mm, f/1.9 zoom. This, together with the mechanical shutter staying in place, gives the subsequent shots a charming and sentimental feeling.With all the modern technologies contained in the body of the movie camera-plus the original recording button incorporated into the build-this revitalized retro recording device is an excellent Raspberry Pi Project.