10.20.2008 09:47 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Phantom HD high-speed cameras for rent at Panavision

Panavision, a supplier of digital and film camera systems through its rental operations around the world, announced an agreement with Abel Cine Tech and Vision Research for the rental of Phantom HD high-speed digital cameras.

The contract means that the Phantom HD cameras and custom accessories will be available for rent in a complete Panavision-revised system package along with the company’s wide inventory of optics, including anamorphic lenses. Abel Cine Tech, the exclusive North American agent for Vision Research’s Phantom HD and 65, is supplying the camera systems, technical support and training to Panavision.

The Phantom HD is capable of recording up to 2048 x 2048 resolution. At full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p), frame rates of more than 1000fps can be recorded, played back and accessed immediately. Its circular in-camera buffer recording enables cinematographers to “trigger” the camera either before, during or after the event being photographed. These and other features enable a world of high-speed imaging possibilities previously unattainable in movies, television shows and commercials.

The 35mm sized CMOS imager accommodates all standard Panavision lenses, including anamorphic, and has the same depth of field characteristics as Panavision’s 35mm film and digital cameras, including Genesis.

The complete Phantom HD camera package with Panavision lenses is available for rent at select Panavision offices around the world beginning this month.

For more information, visit www.panavision.com.

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