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Black Panther behind the scenes

Check it out this behind the scenes from The Black Panther. It is always an exercise and a learning opportunity to pay attention where they put the lights, how the camera moves and so one.

Millennium DXL 2

We can just say WOW at this point. Check the videos from Panavision and the tech specs.

Panavision Millennium DXL2

Tech Specs from

Sensor Type

16-bit, 35.4 Megapixel CMOS - DXL2
16-bit, 35.5 Megapixel CMOS - DXL


8192 x 4320

Sensor Size

Large Format: 40.96mm x 21.60mm (Diagonal: 46.31mm)

Dynamic Range

16 Stops - DXL2
15 Stops - DXL

Max Frame Rate

60 fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)

Recording Codec

8K RAW with simultaneous 4K proxy (ProRes or DNx)

Recording Media

SSD (up to 1 hour on a single magazine)

File Type

.R3D (supported in RED SDK)

Color Profile

Light Iron Color 2 (compatible with all popular gamuts and transfer curves)


10 lbs.

The new Sharp 8K camera comes to the market at a high price and it is focused on the broadcast and industry market.

The new Sharp 8K camera comes to the market at a high price and it is focused on the broadcast and industry market.

Even though the camera shoots in 8k, it uses high compression rate recording format. As for today, it is a perfect camera for broadcasting.


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Bellow is the full tech specs of this camera.

Camera Section

Image sensor (number of effective pixels)Super 35 mm equivalent single plate CMOS image sensor (approx. 33 million pixels)

Built-in neutral density filterClear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND

Lens mountPL mount

Electronic shutter1/24, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/240, 1/480, 1/960, 1/1920

Variable shutter (1/24 sec. to 1/10000 sec.)

Frame frequency23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 Hz

Gamma curveHLG (dynamic range 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 2000%)

Log gamma

Color gamutITU-R BT.2020

Input/Output Terminal

SDI outputBNC×4
4K output and 8K output switchable
At the 4K output:quad-link 3G-SDI, 4:2:2 2SI
At the 8K output: quad-link 12G-SDI, 4:2:2 2SI

For HD WFM (with focus assist function)
1.5G-SDI 4:2:2 (Gamma HLG/Log Gamma compatible)

Analog audio inputAUDIO IN XLR type 3 pin (concave) × 2 (compatible with phantom power supply)

Mic inputMIC IN XLR type 5-pin (stereo) (concave) × 1 (compatible with phantom power supply)

OthersMADI audio input, TC IN / OUT, genlock, lens remote, headphone output, speaker output, 10 GbE (for file transfer)

Recording Section

SD cardSDHC × 1 (for proxy recording and firmware update)

StorageSSD pack (MM-210)

Number of slots×1

DurationApprox. 40 min. (when 2TB SSD pack used)

Video CodecGrass Valley HQX Codec (7680×4320 4:2:2 10-bit)

Video compression rate6 Gbps (8K 60p: approx. 1/7 compression)

Audio formatLinear PCM 24-bit 48kHz 32 ch


Power supplyDC 12V to 17V

WeightApprox. 5 kg (body unit)

External dimensions
(W × H × D)W155 × H188 × D312 mm (not including protrusions)

Power consumptionApprox. 80W (non-recording)


AC/DC adapter130W 13V DC output AC/DC adapter XLR 4-pin (concave)

MM-210 SSD pack2 TB x 1

User manualCD-ROM x 1

File transfer softwareCD-ROM: 10GbE (during Pear to pear network)
Data transfer software via transfer BOX
Compatible both Win and Mac

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