PANAVISION DEBUTS THREE ADVANCED VIDEO ASSISTS FOR FILM CAMERAS
October 11, 2007—Woodland Hills, Calif. — Panavision® debuts three new Advanced Video Assists: the XLV for the XL2, the MAV for the Millennium, and the PAV2 for the Panaflex Gold, Gold II and Platinum. All three videos are based on entirely new sensors and digital processing, providing brighter and sharper images.
“Now that there is a new generation of sensors, we are upgrading the cameras to offer better pictures to our customers,” said Bob Beitcher, President and CEO, Panavision Inc.
The MAV for the Millennium is the latest addition to the family of new videos. The MAV uses the same processor module as the PAV2 (and its PAL version, the PAV2P), for convenient interchangeability. The MAV also uses the same video optics as the XLV, which means improved compatibility among viewfinders between the XL2 and Millennium. For example, you can now use the MXLFT lightweight hand‐held viewfinder on the Millennium, allowing a light‐weight hand‐held mode.
Numerous improvements have been made based on user input, including: improved sensitivity; improved sharpness; easy user adjustments (focus, position, rotation, auto‐gain); focus knob for no‐tools adjustment; manual iris and ND filter; two auto‐gain positions, default and boost, with both settings adjustable in the field; manual gain and flicker‐free at all speeds. Includes all standard video features as well.