Classic Professional Super 8 Camera
Cameras are made to order. May take several weeks. Please call if you have questions about turn around time.
If you are someone who loves independent filmmaking, a classic camera such as this one will get you on your way to your filmmaking goals. We called it the Classic Professional because this camera is exactly that- full of goodies and extra functions for your next professional project. The Classic Pro Super 8 Camera features manual exposure, precision focusing with ground glass, continuous filming speeds of 2-70fps, and a rebuilt body with a custom matte black finish.
The Classic Professional Super 8 Camera is Pro8mm’s completely rebuilt and updated adaptation of the legendary Beaulieu 4008, rebuilt from scratch by our in-house team of technicians with decades of experience. We artfully recraft the cameras 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 for your next film project.
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
- Updated user guide describing features and functions
- The Classic Pro Traditional comes with a Schneider 66-66mm Lens
- The Classic Pro Max 8 comes with a Angenieux 8-64mm zoom, f1.9 – f22 manually controlled aperture
- C-mount lens support
- Optional macro feature for close focusing
Max 8: 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.
- 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
4K Data Super 8 Film Scan shot on Classic Pro Camera from Phil Vigeant on Vimeo.
Super 8mm Film Memories of China shot on Classic Pro, 1080p HD scan from Phil Vigeant on Vimeo.
The Junglecats "Great Kills" Music Video from Chad Corhan on Vimeo.
Web Orders containing Film Stock: Web orders placed before 9AM PST will be shipped out within 1 business day if shipping via Fedex. Web orders with a US Mail carrier selection will ship within 2 business days, excluding holidays.
Web orders containing Services (ie: Processing and /or Scanning only): Carefully package up your film. If you are sending un-processed film, please write DO NOT X-RAY on the outside of the package. Please include a copy of your Sprocket order. Your film will be processed and or scanned in 5-7 business days (schedule and volume permitting). We will use the shipping option you selected at checkout to return the items back to you. Pro8mm will not return ship to third party vendors. If shipping, film must be returned directly to the client to limit liability.
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 Sprocket or our Digital Mastering Services Agreement for prices and options.
Web Orders Containing Cameras:Pro8mm cameras are made to order. Turn around time varies by camera (Approx times are as follows: Rhonda Cam 4-6 weeks, 814 4-6 weeks, Classics 4-8 weeks). Fedex is recommended on all camera purchases. If you purchased a camera repair, Please carefully package up your camera and include a copy of your web order in the package.
In Store Pickup:
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, within 24 hours. New policies are in effect due to COVID19. Please do not come to the store unless absolutely necessary. Masks are required. 1 person in the lobby at a time. We also offer curbside 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 Sprocket or at checkout. 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.
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 Sprocket for a full list of options and requirements. Should you supply your own drive, the drive must USB3, formatted, and delivered before time of service, or a $35 fee with apply. No exceptions.
Pro8mm can no longer store customers film & files indefinitely free of charge. Beginning May 1, 2020 we will be charging customers if they want to leave their film, files or equipment at Pro8mm for more than 30 days. Storage is always free for the first 30 days! Your digital file on our server and your physical film at our facility if you can't pickup right away. After that, you may buy a 6, 12, or 24 month contract for storage. This option is great for clients who want to pick-up when they are in the LA area and not incur the cost of shipping, or just want that extra security for their digital file for a longer period of time. Any items left at Pro8mm without pre-paid storage will be considered abandoned and will be recycled after 30 days. Purchase your storage contract at Sprocket.
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.
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