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#1 Jonathan Flanagan

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:50 PM

I remember seeing in AC magazine and in literature from Panavision around the mid 80's that they launched a range of cameras for tv video production as an alternative to 35mm and as I recall they used Primo lenses?

At that time I think some pretty big high profile shows of the time like Dallas,Dynasty, Little House on the Prairie etc, appeared to abandon the traditional 35mm format and went to video. I remember noticing at the time how the image quality deteriorated markedly as the sharpness, colour and skin tones all looked terrible. They had a curious appearance, not the obvious interlaced video look of standard daytime soaps and sitcoms nor the sharp filmic look of celluloid. It might also have been bad NTSC to PAL dubs that contributed to the poor quality I saw here but when I see repeats of them now especially on a HD TV they really were awful.
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#2 Charlie Peich

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

The Panacam 

 

 

http://www.panavisio...on Brochure.pdf

 

https://digitalfilms...the-real-world/

 

 

A.C. article:

 

The video camera was made by CEI of video assist fame.

 

https://www.questia..../panacam-reflex


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#3 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

I was just looking into this. Thanks for the links!

Edited by Kenny N Suleimanagich, 12 January 2016 - 06:51 PM.

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#4 Jonathan Flanagan

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 07:04 PM

Yes indeed, the Panacam and the brochure I had at the time!
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