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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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What is this panavised HD camera.

Hello forum,

I have heard of this panavised verison of the f900, but what exactly is it?And how different/expensive is it from the normal version.

And Do they make on for the Varicam i wonder.

Another quickie.

When HD cams are in their next generations with more pixels, will they still downconvert to todays HDTV standards.

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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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I have heard of this panavised verison of the f900, but what exactly is it?And how different/expensive is it from the normal version.
As far as I know you can attach Panavision lenses to the "panavised" version of the F900. May be, there are more differences as compared to the stock version, but I don't know.

If Panavision sticks to their policy you can't buy a Panavision camera, you can only rent them. It may be different for the F900 though.

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When HD cams are in their next generations with more pixels, will they still downconvert to todays HDTV standards.
Well, I guess there will be two breeds of High Definition cams in the future: those with a 4K (or even 8K ?) resolution intended for big screen productions and those aiming at TV productions with HDTV resolution.

Then again, I may be completely wrong.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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The Panavised F900 has a number of internal and external modifications to go along with their own line of HD lenses which were built for this camera. Here's a link that describes the mods:

Click here

As a rental item, it is a comparable system to a standard F900 that is similarly equipped. I like to rent from Clairmont Camera as they have done their own set of mods to the camera:

Click here

The Varicam has not undergone the same type of modification by either company. As a "lower end" system, it tends to be used somewhat stock with accessories added.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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Thankyou for clearing this up for me, im trying to get behind the 8 ball before the genisis comes in, and I am also interested in the history as well, 97 is a long time ago now!
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