Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera

Thank you JetBlue for WiFi while flying from NY to LA today. The emails, news, specs and photos were flying in from Panavision during the trip. Introducing at Cine Gear Expo: the new Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera.

The camera is a collaboration of Panavision, Light Iron (color science) and RED (8K sensor) — and the result is a Panavised (in the best sense of the word) ergonomic digital cinema camera. One of the big deals is the ability to record 8K RAW and 4K ProRes or Avid DNx files simultaneously.

Here’s what we know so far — to be updated as more is learned:

  • Sensor: 16-bit, 35.5 Megapixel CMOS
  • Resolution of full sensor: 8192 x 4320 (probably windows to 4K)
  • Maximum sensor size: 40.96 x 21.60 mm (Diagonal: 46.31mm), same as RED Weapon 8K.
  • Dynamic Range: 15 stops
  • Max Frame Rate: 60 fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)
  • Recording Codec: 8K RAW with simultaneous 4K proxy (ProRes or DNx)
  • Recording Media: SSD (up to 1 hour on a single magazine)
  • File Type: .r3d (supported in RED SDK)
  • Color Profile: Light Iron Color (compatible with all popular gamuts and transfer curves)
  • Weight: 10 lbs.

Additional Features

  • 6 independent video outputs
  • Supports 6 independent 1D LUTs or up to 4 independent 3D LUTs
  • Internally motorized Primo 70 lenses, wireless lens control
  • Built in wirelesss timecode for genlock (Ambient Control Network)
  • Dual menus (Operator side, Assistant side)
  • Advanced airflow system — dual fans
  • Custom cheeseplate with integrated electronics
  • Modular and tool-less quick changeover accessories

Panavision’s DXL Camera is smaller than many studio cameras, and weighs about 10 lb. It’s quickly configurable for studio or Steadicam or handheld operation with dovetails on the bottom, modular handles and helpful cheese plate mounting options.

So far, it comes with the new Panavision mount for Primo 70 lenses, and will accommodate the entire line of Panavision large format optics, including the new T Series.

See the Panavision/Light Iron/RED camera at Cine Gear.


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