Panavision DXL or How to Shoot in 8K RAW Format

   DXL-8K-4-Haradware-proIt’s a Breath Stopping Story…

   For a man who likes seeing everything, Panavision’s engineers create that beautiful 8K RAW Camera!  

   Here is Panavision’s Monster DXL 8K in Raw Format Cinema Camera



PIC. 1  Panavision 8K RAW “DXL” Cinema Camera


DXL Camera Key Featueres 

  • High-Resolution Cinema Camera with 8K RED CMOS Sensor in Large-Format (40.96mm x 21.60mm)
  • The Camera delivers 21 MegaPixel Resolution of the TRULY 4K Anamorphic Images
  • Optimized For Panavision Large Format Lenses
  • Uses Primo 70 Motorized and Wireless Lenses
  • New Light Iron Color Science in Common the Sensor Level
  • Ergonomic Panavision Accessories built into an extra light-weight Form-Factor
  • Optimized 4K and 8K Workflows embedded into the DXL Cinema Camera
  • Camera File System Uses Open File Architecture
  • Built-in WiFi Ambient ACN
  • 8k Raw File Format


Related Video By Panavision: Panavision DXL 8K Camera 

Video. 1  Detail Overview of Panavision DXL Cinema Camera – Duration:   4:39 min


PIC. 2   Panavision DXL 8K (8192 x 4320) Cinema Camera – the Operator’s Side View


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


Technical Specifications

Sensor Type

  • 16-bit, 35.5 Megapixel CMOS


  • 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)


  • 10 lbs.



PIC. 3  –  From this view, You can see the 6 independent video outputs


   “The new camera package won’t be available for sale any time soon.

It will be a rental-only system just like its competitor, the Arri 65.”   said: Cinema 5D


Panavision info:

The Device Will be Available for Rental early 2017.   See It At SineGearExpo.


Source: Panavision



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