Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 camera

Made:
1973 in Rochester
maker:
Kodak
Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 Camera with microphone

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Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 Camera with microphone
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 cine camera. For Super 8 film in sound cartridges. Kodak Ektar lens F;9mm f/1.2. Automatic exposure; DV optical finder. Magnetic sound recording facility on striped film. No 015347. In original carton with Kodak directional microphone and wriststrap (carton not seen 2011). bought in a camera shop in 1976 for £64.07. The Kodak Ektasound 130 was the first camera designed to record sound simultaneously with picture onto magnetically-striped Super 8 Ektachrome film.

Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 camera with microphone made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, 1973.

The Kodak Super 8 Ektasound 130 was the first camera designed to simultaneously record sound with pictures using magnetically-striped Super 8 Ektachrome film. The introduction of the Super 8 format offering lip-synchronised dialogue opened up the world of sound for the home movie-maker. The only disadvantage was that the microphone often picked up the sound of the camera mechanism. The camera runs at 18 frames per second with a two second sound delay after start-up.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/8089
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford