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Classic Professional Super 8 Camera


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The Classic Professional Super 8 Camera is Pro8mm’s completely rebuilt and updated adaptation of the legendary Beaulieu 4008. The Classic Pro cameras are rebuilt from scratch by our in-house team of technicians with decades of experience. Our team rebuilds and repairs all aspects of the camera, artfully re-crafting its internal-structure and features so that you are getting the very best camera with characteristics that surpass the original specifications. All cameras are sold fully film-tested and ready to go!

Substitute a C-Cell Power Pack & Charger for the Handgrip & Charger at No Charge. Just leave a comment at checkout if you'd like the handgrip instead!

The Classic Pro Camera includes the following features:

  • Optical viewfinder that uses retractable ground glass for precision focusing
  • Rebuilt body with custom matte black finish
  • New lithium power hand grip with Smart charger
  • Removed internal 85 filter system for higher quality images
  • Continuous filming speeds from 2-70 fps
  • Internal light meter
  • ASA 10-400 setting
  • Compatible with stand tripod use with ¼ inch thread
  • Optional Max 8 gate expansion
  • Optional Crystal Sync sound module for audio syncronization
  • Updated user guide describing features and functions

Lens Features:

  • Angenieux 8-64mm zoom
  • f1.9 – f22 manually controlled aperture
  • C-mount lens support
  • Optional macro feature for close focusing

Max 8 and Crystal Sync: The Classic Professional Camera can be converted to Max 8: a widescreen Super 8 film format with increased resolution idea for shooting in a widescreen HD.  This process involves widening the film gate to allow maximum use of the film’s negative space, collimation of the lens and optics to center the image, and the addition of 16x9 frame lines in the eyepiece to aid in framing for the HD aspect ratio. Max 8 footage must be transferred on a Max 8 equipped scanner for the full quality.

A crystal-controlled circuit can also be built in to keep the film running at exactly 24 fps for sync sound with a separate recorder. This is great for situations where sound and picture must remain in perfect sync, such as music videos or scenes with dialog.

Included Accessories:

  • Lens Cloth - Included
  • Metal Lens Cap - Included
  • Metal C Cap - Included
  • Gate Brush - Included
  • Lithium Power Hand Grip & Charger - Included
  • Rubber Fitted Eye Cup - Included
Product Weight: 5 pounds


Shipping & Pickup Turn Around:
Web Orders shipping via Fedex received by 2pm PST will ship out same day. All US Mail orders will ship within 2 business days, excluding holidays. **Pro8mm cameras are made to order, and may take 1-2 weeks. Fedex is recommended on all camera purchases. If your product is out of stock you will be notified by a sales team member within 24 hours.

In store pickup is available at our Burbank, CA location and may be selected during checkout. A sales team member will contact you when your order is ready for pickup.

Pro8mm uses standard Fedex delivery including ground, priority overnight, standard overnight, 2-day, express saver, international, and Saturday delivery, and standard USPS options such as Priority Mail and First Class Mail. Standards rates will apply depending on what you select on your Digital Mastering Service Agreement. All items are shipped using the clients’ specified services to the clients’ specified address. All products ship with Fedex include signature required. Client that request package be delivered without a signature are responsible for tracking and delivery. For large orders, time sensitive orders or items of extreme value, Fedex is always recommended.

Hard Drives: 
Customers may buy a drive from Pro8mm, have files delivered via global access, or supply your own drive as long as Pro8mm drive polices are met. See our Digital Mastering Services Agreement for a full list of options and requirements. Should you supply your own drive, the drive must be delivered before time of service, or a $35 shuttle and service fee will be incurred. 

Refund / Return Policy:
Pro8mm has a no refund/no return policy. All sales are final. We regret that we cannot exchange any film stock for a different stock once it has left our facility. This is so we can ensure the highest possible standards of quality control.

Packaging Your Items:
If you purchased a service online and are sending items to Pro8mm (such as camera repair, film to digital transfer, or un-processed film to be developed), please included a copy of your web order in the package. Please carefully package items. If you are sending un-processed film, please write DO NOT X-RAY on the outside of the package. We will use the shipping option you selected at checkout to return the items back to you.

Due to our high volume of orders, we do not contact clients when your package arrives unless we have a question about your order. Please write down your tracking number! If your package is in transit this will help us track it. Standard turn around times vary by product. Please see Turn Around Times for details. We recommend services with signature required and a tracking number to ensure confirmation of delivery.

Please send your items to:
Attention: Sales Team at Pro8mm
2805 West Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91505

 When film is returned for processing and scan, all rolls will be prepped together onto one reel and one digital file per 400 feet. This applies to new packages, Kodak film, and archival film. No exceptions. Individual files or prep is available for an extra fee. See our Digital Mastering Services Agreement for prices and options. 

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