Not just vinyl for hipsters! The return of Ultra Panavision 70! Film is back with a vengeance with The Hateful Eight and Tarantino has a behind the scenes look for us

For his upcoming snowy western Tarantino unearthed special cameras and 1.25x anamorphic lenses at Panavision which hadn’t seen the light of day since 1965.

The film was shot on 65mm film and will get a ‘Roadshow’ release on Christmas day in amazing 70mm.

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All aboard the Juice Train, an anamorphic train journey from Florida to New York

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The technology behind the shoot is rather interesting. Two Sony F3 cameras mounted on the front of the train, remotely controlled and recording to e-sata drives in the control carriage, kitted out with Joe Dunton / Panavision anamorphic lenses from London.

Joe Dunton is a British Bafta winning camera equipment guy who has always held a great fascination with anamorphic lenses, and was one of Stanley Kubrick’s closest collaborators after A Clockwork Orange in the 70’s and provided Kubrick with his lenses on Eyes Wide Shut.

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New 70mm Panavision / NASA digital cinema camera sighted at film festival

Panavision 70mm digital cinema camera

In May last year I reported that Pavavision were working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on sensor technology for a possible digital cinema camera. In a surprise unveling at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Camerimage 2012) in Poland they have indeed signalled their intention to join the market and have shown the first fruits of their labour with a new prototype.

Aimed at bettering the Arri, Sony and Red. It has a huge by cinema standards 70mm sensor (similar in size to full frame 35mm).

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Panavision working with NASA on digital cinema camera technology?

The JPL control room

Ground control to Major Tom – Today Panavision unveiled a new Dynamax sensor for the TV and scientific industries, which does 12bit 2K and 1080p with a global shutter. It turns out this sensor contains NASA developed technology from the US state funded Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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