Panavision-RED-Light Iron 8K camera collaboration announced

In a historic collaboration, RED Digital Cinema, Panavision and post-production experts Light Iron are collaborating on the newly announced Panavision DXL – an 8K camera capable of 8K/60p RAW + 4K ProRes proxies.

Panavision DXL

The new Panavision DXL features an 8K RED-made sensor while post-production gurus Light Iron have created a custom colour science tailored to the sensor with maximum flexibility in post-production in mind. The camera will be able to record 8K RAW files simultaneously with 4K ProRes or DNxHR proxies.

Watch the DXL promo video:

Panavision DXL Specifications and Features

  • Sensor type: 16-bit,
    35.5 Megapixel CMOS
  • Resolution: 8192 x 4320
  • Sensor size: Large format – 40.96mm x 21.60mm (Diagonal: 46.31mm)
  • 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 lb

Additional Features

  • 6 independent video outputs
  • Supports 6 independent 1D LUTs or up to 4 independent 3D LUTs
  • Directly motorize Primo 70 lenses through wireless control
  • Built-in wirelesss timecode for genlock (Ambient Control Network)
  • Dual menus (Operator side, Assistant side)
  • Advanced airflow system for superior temperature management
  • Custom cheeseplate with integrated electronics
  • Modular and tooless quick changeover accessories

The new Panavision DXL camera is compatible with a wide range of Panavision large format lenses, including the Primo 70 series, and will be available for rental only through Panavision in early 2017.

See more on the Panavision microsite

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