Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut


Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels

Last Updated: April 3, 2018 10:58 pm GMT
(Woodland Hills, CA--April 3, 2018) Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.

The DXL2 is the evolution of a unique camera ecosystem, built by Panavision based on the input of cinematographers whose feedback contributed to the DXL2’s many significant advances. Introduced in February, the DXL2 features a RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor with 16-plus stops of dynamic range, improvements in image quality and shadow detail, a native ISO setting of 1600, and ProRes 4K up to 60 fps. Images are presented on the camera in log format using new Light Iron Color 2 science (LiColor2), which streamlines the 8K pipeline and provides quick access to high-quality RAW images. Additional features to the DXL2 include a custom-made, integrated PX-Pro color spectrum filter offering a significant increase in color separation and dramatically higher color precision to the image; a built-in Preston MDR; 24v power; and expanded direct-to-edit features.

Hands-on demonstrations of the DXL2 will take place at the Vitec booth (C6025) and at Vitec Creative Solutions (C9544).

NAB attendees also have a chance to hear directly from the experts and designers behind Panavision’s cameras and lenses, and post production innovator Light Iron. Several discussions will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (unless otherwise noted), including:

Avid Customer Association Technology Open Forum
  • Light Iron Panel Participant Jeff Sengpiehl, VP of Engineering
  • Friday, April 6, 4:45-5:30pm
  • Location: Avid Connect (pre-NAB conference)
  • Wynn Las Vegas Conference Center
  • 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard

HDR Varicam Workflow for Netflix’s The Week Of
  • Light Iron Panel Participant Katie Fellion, Head of Business Development & Workflow Strategy Monday, April 9, 12:30-1pm
  • Location: Panasonic booth (C3607)

Made in Georgia: Shaking up the Film and Digital Media Production Landscape
  • Panel moderated by Clark Cofer, Director of Business Development, Light Iron
  • Monday, April 9, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: S222-S223

Venice HDR Creative and Workflow for #PictureDay Music Video
  • Panavision/Light Iron Panel Participant Michael Cioni, Sr. VP of Innovation Tuesday, April 10, 1-1:30pm
  • Location: Sony booth (C11001)

The Media Archivist vs. Entropy, or, Why On-Set Data Verification is Really Important
  • Presented by Keenan Mock, Senior Media Archivist, Light Iron
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3-3:20pm
  • Location: LumaForge’s “Faster, Together” Stage (S112LMR)

The Future of 8K
  • Presented by Michael Cioni, Sr. VP of Innovation Panavision and Light Iron Wednesday, April 11, 10-10:20am
  • Location: LumaForge’s “Faster, Together” Stage (S112LMR)

Understanding Full Frame Cameras & Lenses
  • Panavision Panel Participant Guy McVicker, Manager, Technical Marketing & Optics
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:00-3:15pm
  • Location: Post Production World session (N231)

For more information about the Panavision Millennium DXL2, visit For more information about Light Iron, visit

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About Panavision
For over 60 years, Panavision has been the foremost designer and manufacturer of high-precision lenses, advanced digital and film camera systems, and unique, modular accessories for the motion picture and television industries. Panavision’s post production solutions, from on set to color management and deliverables, bring complete workflow resources under one roof. Renowned for its global service and support, Panavision systems are rented through its domestic and internationally owned-and-operated facilities and distributor network. Panavision is also a leading supplier of lighting, grip and crane equipment for use by productions around the globe. For more information, visit Follow Panavision on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About Light Iron
Light Iron, a Panavision company, specializes in dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. With facilities in six cities across the U.S., Light Iron serves projects at both the independent and studio level. Recent credits include features such as Wonder, Seeing Allred and the upcoming I Feel Pretty, commercial campaigns for Calvin Klein and Sam Edelman, and the television series Baskets, Everything Sucks, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Follow the company on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, or LinkedIn.


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