Classic Professional Super 8 Camera
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Cameras are made to order. May take 6-10 weeks depending on volume of orders. 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.
Additional Camera Details
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
Classic Super 8 Camera Videos
What is the Shipping Policy for Camera Purchases?
Most Pro8mm cameras are made to order. Canon cameras (814 & Rhonda CAM) may be in stock and available for immediate shipping, however please check with a sales associate if you need your camera to ship within a few business days. Our Classic Pro camera is made to order, and may take several weeks. Please call and speak to a sales associate if you have questions about turnaround time.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, Pro8mm has clients all over the world. Customers will be responsible for paying any applicable import duties and taxes. Charges may vary based on the contents of the order. Customers are advised to contact their local customs office for further information on current import regulations.
Can I pickup my order?
Yes. 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.
How are Pro8mm cameras different from other Super 8 cameras?
Pro8mm’s cameras are rebuilt original Super 8 cameras. They are artfully re-crafted by our in-house team of technicians with decades of experience. We repair all aspects of the camera, including internal-structures, body, battery systems and more, so you are getting the very best camera with characteristics that surpass the original factory specifications. The cameras are fully film tested and come with a 90 day warranty.
What camera models can you repair?
Pro8mm works on select Beaulieu and Canon camera models. We currently repair the Beaulieu 4008 series, Classic Pro, Canon 814 Auto Zoom, Canon 514xl, Canon 310xl, Pro814, RhondaCam and RhondaCam Deluxe.
What type of film does a max8 camera take?
Max8 cameras can shoot with any normal super 8 cartridge. This includes both pro8 and super 8 film stocks. The modification is in the camera, not the film. The advantage of shooting on max 8 is that you get 20% more image on the frame because it utilizes the area once reserved for the audio track.
Do the cameras record sound?
Super 8 film stocks with the magnetic sound stripe are no longer manufactured and therefore it is no longer possible to record sound directly onto the film using a super 8 sound camera. However, it is possible to record sync sound on a separate audio recorder while shooting with a crystal-sync super 8 camera. The motors in these cameras are crystal-controlled to ensure consistency in the filming speed, so they remain in perfect synchronization with the sound recorder.
What if I have more questions?
If you need any additional help please see our full FAQ Page or feel free to contact us.