Befinitiv’s Latest Raspberry Pi Build Brings a Classic Super 8 Cine Camera Into the 21st Century

This clever — and non-destructive — upgrade adds digital capabilities, including streaming, to a classic of home cinema.

Pseudonymous maker “befinitiv” has once again designed a digital upgrade for a classic film camera, this time refreshing an old Super 8 cine film camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero W.

“Nowadays [Super 8 cameras] are almost unusable right now, because these cartridges are really hard to get,” befinitiv explains in the project’s video, brought to our attention by Adafruit. “You can find them still, here and there, but shooting one roll of film will cost you roughly €60 (around $70) — and this is €60 euros for three minutes worth of poor quality video.”

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