At today’s BSC Expo in London, Panavision is introducing its new Millennium DXL2 8K camera.

The large-format camera uses the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2).

DXL2: In Action from Panavision on Vimeo.

“The Millennium DXL2 8K camera system was conceived with the goal of maximum creative control from the moment of capture through delivery and display,” says 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, customized for the needs of the project and the vision of creative teams.”

The RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor in the DXL2 offers 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 color science. Panavision says an integrated PX-Pro color spectrum filter custom-made for the DXL offers a “significant increase in color separation and dramatically higher color 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.
New to the DXL2, LiColor2 streamlines the 8K pipeline, offering quick access to high-quality RAW images for direct to edit without delays.

DXL2: A Wider Gamut from Panavision on Vimeo.

“We are proud to provide an ecosystem of tools that gives filmmakers more choices to express their vision,” adds 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.”
The Millennium DXL2 will be on show at the Panavision booth at BSC Expo and are available now to rent from Panavision on a worldwide basis.

Jon Creamer

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