Hacking an 8mm with a Raspberry Pi
What if you used a Raspberry Pi and a Camera Module to breathe new life into an old 8mm film camera? That was the question on Claire Wright’s mind when she and her father set to work on modernizing an old motion picture camera that they found at a garage sale five years earlier. Inspired by YouTubers, technology, and the blend of analog and digital, Claire and her father harvested one of the lenses and the classic pistol grip from the original Keystone 8mm. Adding a Raspberry Pi, Camera Module, portable screen, and battery helped them to create the Pi 8 camera. Claire tells the story best:
See[W]right films hacks an old 8mm camera using a Raspberry Pi computer. Is it analog? Digital? Something else? Follow me on Instagram @leftnwright https://www.instagram.com/leftnwright/ Inspired/Influenced by: Laura Kampf https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRix1GJvSBNDpEFY561eSzw LadyAda https://www.youtube.com/user/adafruit Casey Neistat Waelder https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidWaelder
The resulting footage leaves no doubt that older lenses have a big impact on 8mm style. In particular, check out this footage from the Pi 8 Camera, taken in Bastrop, TX:#8mm or something else?
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