This footage was shot with my production-run Logmar Digicanical S-8 camera, Serial Number #00001 :)
We spent a nice weekend with extended family out on the countryside of lower saxony. I had just received the Logmar a couple of days before we left and took it with me, together with two cartridges of Vision 3 50D 7203, my Schneider Optivaron 1.8/6-66 and the EBC Fujinon 1.8/5.5mm fix focus lens and a tripod.
I forgot my light-meter at home, so totally relied on the built-in meter, which works very nice. I like to overexpose 50D about one stop and did so here as well, it turns out sharper and more saturated then.
All the tripod shots where shot with the Optivaron (recognisable by the slight vignette in top right, since I did not take the lens hood off). All handheld shots (mostly in the middle) were taken with the Fujinon lens.
The incredible folks from gammaraydigital.com/ did the scanning, once in 2K and once in 4K. Unfortunately, my Mac Pro (late 2008) is a bit too old to handle 4K video, so I had to grade the 2K version. It still looks amazing though, make sure to download the 2K version for full quality!
The clip was stabilized (tracking marker put on the frameline) since the scanner software used currently does not register based on the +2 sprocket hole, but on the sprocket hole next to the visible frame. You can see how bad the sprockets in this cartridge were if you watch the weaving sprocket hole on the left. But watch how image and frameline are like welded together: Absolutely no jitter, weaving and a sharpnes I have never seen before with any other Super 8 camera. This is due to the registration pin -- so thanks to Denmark for finally making a S8 camera that has this professional feature!