Panavision at Cine Gear:
Millennium DXL2, LCD Filter and 4 new Large-Format Lens Sets
’s 8K camera will be shown at Cine Gear Expo on June 1-2 at the Panavision booth (#S102) in Stage 17, along with four new large-format lens sets, a new firmware upgrade, DXL-style accessories kit for RED DSMC2 cameras, and a preview new filter technology.
DXL2 has improved dynamic range and shadow detail, native ISO of 1600, and 12-bit ProRes XQ up to 120fps. Also version 1.0 of a directly editable (D2E) workflow. D2E gives DITs wireless LUT and CDL look control and records all color metadata into camera-generated proxy files for instant and render-free dailies. DXL2 has an updated color profile, Light Iron Color 2 (LiColor2).
- Primo X is designed for use on drones and gimbals. They are fully sealed, weather proof, and counterbalanced to be aerodynamic, and able to easily maintain a proper center of gravity. Primo X lenses are, so far: 14mm (T3.1) and 24mm (T1.6) – and one 24-70mm zoom (T2.8). Available in 2019.
- H Series is a traditionally designed spherical lens set with a smooth focus roll-off, and pleasing skin tones. Created with true vintage glass and coating, these lenses offer slightly elevated blacks for softer contrast. Available now.
- Ultra Vista is a series of large-format anamorphic optics with a 1.6x squeeze. Ultra Vista covers the full height of the 8K sensor in the DXL and presents an ultra-widescreen 2.76:1 aspect ratio along with a classic elliptical bokeh and Panavision horizontal flare. Available in 2019. Can be cropped in post to 2.39:1, of course.
- PanaSpeed is a large-format update of the classic Primo At T1.4, PanaSpeed will be the fastest large-format lens option available on the market. Available in Q3 2018.
Panavision will also be unveiling an adjustable liquid crystal neutral density (LCND) filter. LCND instantly adjusts up to six individual stops with a single click or ramp. LCND starts at 0.3 and goes through 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, to 1.8. Available in 2019.
The new DXL-M accessory kit is designed to work with RED DSMC2 cameras. DXL-M brings popular features of DXL to RED MONSTRO, GEMINI, and HELIUM sensors, such as the DXL menu system (via an app for the iPhone), LiColor2, motorized lenses, wireless timecode (ACN), and the Primo HDR viewfinder. Available in Q4 2018.
Light Iron and LEE Filters can also be found at the Panavision booth.