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Panavision Crystal Flat Base for Arriflex IIC


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#1 Tim Carroll

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:21 AM

This popped up on eBay, had never even heard of one before, much less seen one. I guess they made these before they started making their own camera systems, back when they were mostly renting ARRI gear. Or I could have that totally wrong. :rolleyes:

Anyway, here's a few pics and a link to the auction.

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Panavision Crystal Flat Base for Arriflex IIC


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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

That's a real old timer, looks to be at least twice as thick as the usual flat bases. Panavision always had their own cameras, but in the pre-panaflex days (PSR cameras), they were as big as Mitchell's BNCR. To fill the need for smaller lighter cheaper MOS cameras, Panavision modified Arri II-C's.

Panavision only rents stuff, they never sell anything.





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#3 Joe Gill

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

Funny I just read this post earlier today and 10 minutes later saw this same style flatbase in the behind the scenes footage of Soylent Green on TBS...
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#4 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:21 PM

I do have the same unit. It needs 24V and the maximum speed in VAR mode is 32 fps. I've heard a rumour that Panavision had once cleared out their inventory and sold off a truck-load of stuff.
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