The Panavision HDW 900F

35.1  Introduction

Panavision has taken the production of its version of the Sony HDW F900 camera very seriously. At first glance it might seem to be the basic Sony camera with a clever lens and a few film style bits and pieces, this is very far from the case. Figure 35.1 shows a Panavision camera built up with a 4:1 zoom, follow focus, etc. The original camera is shown as a pale image and all the Panavision parts are shown in their full density, from this you can see just how extensive are the modifications and the additional equipment that is available. The rig shown is far from the limit of the number of accessories that you might chose to add to the camera; onboard monitors, electronic zoom controls, scale illumination ...

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