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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 35

The Panavision Genesis

35.1 The Camera

The Genesis reminds me of the old joke that goes “If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck and walks like a duck – then it’s a duck!” I am fairly confident that if you walked onto a set without knowing it was a High Definition (HD) shoot and glanced at the camera you would assume it was a Panavision Millennium. Just take a quick look at Figure 35.1. If you gave it a second cursory glance you might think it had an unusual viewfinder and the futuristic 65 mm 400-foot magazine was new to you. Further enhancing the feeling that this was just a slightly unusual film camera would be the intelligence that the camera crew were behaving exactly as you would expect from a normal film crew. Personally ...

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