Super 8 Movie Projectors
Launched in 1965 by the Eastman Kodak company, Super 8 movie projectors gave people the chance to create their own high-quality home entertainment. This portable projector allows users to record video, then project it onto a video screen. They're called Super 8 projectors due to the 8mm film the cameras use, and these "Super" projectors are meant as an upgrade from older regular or double movie projectors.
What Are Some Features of Super 8 Movie Projectors?
There are two types of Super 8 projectors. Some record and play audio, while some projectors are silent. Projectors include light bulbs for illumination, and these come in various wattages, with a higher wattage creating a more powerful light source for filming video. You can select a projector with filming features that add variety to your videos, such as a zoom lenses and manual frame adjustments. You can also make loading reels easier with automatic film loading features, and projectors with an included cover keep the device dust-free when it's not in use.
Which Brands Make Movie Projectors?
Though Kodak may have been the company that pioneered the Super 8 projector, other brands also created some memorable projectors and projector accessories, such as viewing screens. Some brands to consider when seeking a vintage movie projector include Bell & Howell, Elmo, Canon, Chinon, Eumig and Hanimex.