Panavision debuts Millennium DXL2 camera.
Panavision is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera. The large-format camera incorporates Panavision's optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2).
"The Millennium DXL2 8K camera system was conceived with the goal of maximum creative control from the moment of capture through delivery and display," said Michael Cioni, senior VP of Innovation at Panavision and Light Iron. "Panavision's vast inventory of advanced large-format and anamorphic optics combined with RED's MONSTRO imager expands what's possible, allowing filmmakers to create radically inventive and powerfully cinematic images, customised for the needs of the project and the vision of creative teams."
Since its introduction, the DXL has been used reportedly on more than 20 feature films, and television shows, commercials and music videos.
The RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor in the DXL2 offers a 16-plus stops of dynamic range with improvements in image quality and shadow detail, a native ISO setting of 1600, and ProRes 4K up to 60 fps. Images are presented on the camera in log format using Light Iron colour science. An integrated PX-Pro colour spectrum filter custom-made for the DXL offers a significant increase in colour separation and dramatically higher colour precision to the image. Built-in Preston MDR, 24v power and expanded direct-to-edit features are also standard equipment on the DXL2. An anamorphic flare attachment (AFA) offers a convenient, controllable method of introducing flare with spherical lenses.
"We are proud to provide an ecosystem of tools that gives filmmakers more choices to express their vision," added Panavision CEO and President Kim Snyder. "We have been listening to feedback from cinematographers and the results of our collaboration are directly manifested in the DXL2. We remain committed to continuous technological development and are excited to bring this new camera to market."
DXL2 cameras are available now to rent exclusively from Panavision on a worldwide basis.
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