03 June, 2016

Introducing The Panavision Millennium Digital XL 8K Cinema Camera

Panavision, Light Iron, and RED have joined forces to create the world's most technologically advanced camera, the Panavision Millennium Digital XL 8K Cinema Camera.


While Panavision focused on the optics, Light Iron handled color and RED developed the sensor tech to create what may be the most complete system ever made.


You can’t have one. But if you’re a successful filmmaker, you might be able to rent one eventually. The pricing packages have yet to be announced, but I can guess it’s very expensive. The camera should be hitting rental stores sometime in the first quarter of 2017.


Here’s a closer look:



  • 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 lbs.


  • 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 Communication 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


I want to use it.


Post by Katrina Faust

Riverview Studios

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