Pro8mm 1014 Max 8
Marketed in 2009.
This camera is same Canon
1014 XL S, but modified for 16:9 ratio.
Max8 is a new 8 mm format created from Super 8.
Pro8mm has enlarged the Super 8 frame on the sound track side. With this added
area, the new frame has not the 16:9 ratio, but, in the Pro8mm laboratory, the
image is cropped when the film is scanned. The camera has modified the film
gate and has two black lines in the reflex viewfinder to indicate the size of
the 16:9 image.
Pro8mm has also removed the internal 85 filter. "The
internal 85 filter contributes more to the detrimental quality loss to Super 8
filmmaking than any other camera component. The internal 85 was made of
plastic that deteriorates as the camera ages." (Extract from instruction manual).
"The Advanced Exposure Calibration System in the Max8 1014
provides accurate film exposures for all modern film stocks that range from
50-500 ASA. Most super 8 cameras were designed and calibrated to make their
best pictures using Kodachrome film. With the discontinuance of Kodachrome 40,
it is time to establish new standards and calibrate cameras to the modern film
stocks now widely used. In our test of eight Canon 1014ís we purchased used,
the average internal exposure was off by an average of 2 Stops. The new Pro8mm
notch system is designed to provide accurate film exposures over a range of
six ASA designations. Calibrated in 2/3 F stop increments, this system can
tell a properly calibrated camera the best way to expose all Super 8 film
stocks. Super 8 cameras that can be modified or calibrated to register this
range of film will produce superior image to thosethat can not". (Extract
See the Canon 1014 features in the section
on Canon cameras,
is available in Pro8mm web site,