Impossible have announced a breakthrough in instant camera development.
A new modular platform developed by the company is the basis for various new analogue devices.
Impossible has launched a high precision platform named “Impossible FPU” (Film Processing Unit), that processes and develops Impossible instant film. This highly advanced device is the basis for a range of new analog instant cameras and hardware concepts to be introduced in 2013.
Impossible reinvented the FPU from scratch, based on today’s available components and materials and new expectations and demands.
The Impossible FPU will serve as the high-precision heart and modular platform of new analog instant photography instruments. All 48 components have been newly developed, including a new gear system, and unlike classic Polaroid hardware the FPU features a modern and ecological rechargeable battery. This allows the use of new, dedicated Impossible film packs that will no longer contain a disposable battery.
The first hardware concept based on the FPU is the Impossible instant lab, presented in a Kickstarter campaign launched recently. This innovative tool turns digital iPhone images into real analog instant photos on Impossible film, using an accompanying Impossible iPhone app.
Florian Kaps, founder of Impossible explains: "The Instant Lab is the Impossible answer to a question that we have been posing for a long time: Is there a convenient but truly analog way to transfer our everyday’s iPhone images into these unique, real and magic photographs we love so much? The experience of now finally merging the digital with the analog world of photography using this Impossible machine exceeds our wildest expectations."
For more information, visit the Impossible Project