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Super 8mm Film Test by Shooting on old Panasonic SDX900 CCD

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There is something weird about old SD cameras - trying to make it feel like super 8 cause it can record for hours during an interview and silent. This is a test I did from a standard def camera the Panasonic SDX900, the DVX100's big brother - it has a feel different than a HD or 4k camera. It's kind of its own world in some ways. I tested this vs the Sony F65 to feel like 8mm and in my eyes, it's not really the same, but it does have some sort of weird look that is cool. I went sdx900 to composite to SDI converter into a PIX240 upconvert to 1080p - I think I did 23.98 but it spit out 29.97, I should have just gone 59.94 and done a pulldown in the pix. Anyway the motion is kind of weird. I bought an old dvx100, which was my first digital camera, but it has an RCA connector only and its loose so it's not reliable in the film. I kind of like the dvx100's gamma and matrix more than what I could get from messing with the SDX900. It is interesting to try to figure out the "secret sauce" of film. I love film, it's the best. But it's dying, And its relatively expensive to use. So hopefully more people will experiment and create looks to emulate it. I wish there were more plug ins in resolve and all that to replicate what film does. But let me know what you think. And I hope more people will buy these old cameras. The SDX900 I think was a $60,000 when it was the king of the world, and now it's $300. But it's still a fun interesting camera.