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Caméra film 35 mm

N° Inventaire : AP-13-2855(1/4)

Collection : La Cinémathèque française

Catégorie d'appareil : Prise de vues cinématographiques

Nom du modèle : Super 35 Panaflex Gold II ; Panavision Golden Panaflex G II

Numéro de fabrication : n° PCV 282 W ; vidéo n° PCV 196

Lieu de fabrication : Woodland Hills, Californie, Etats-Unis

Année de fabrication : 1987

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Type de l'appareil

caméra de studio pouvant aussi être portée à l'épaule ; entraînement du film 35 mm par deux griffes et contre-griffes ; un débiteur denté ; vitesse variable 4-34 images/seconde ; obturateur variable 40-200° avec miroir rotatif ; Ground glass Panaglow ; visées reflex interchangeables longue et courte orientable 360° ; Advanced Vidéo ; magasin 1000 pieds avec compteur incorporé ; Wide Angle Matte Box avec fenêtres interchangeables ; deux poignées ; compteur de mètre ; indicateur de batterie ; tachymètre ; compteur digital ; moteur incorporé à circuits électroniques ; lampe d'éclairage ; poignée

Auteurs

Gottschalk Robert E.
Woodland Hills, Californie

Fabricants

Panavision Inc.
Los Angeles, California

Utilisateurs

Gottschalk Robert E.
Woodland Hills, Californie

Distributeurs

Panavision Inc.
Los Angeles, California

Sujet du modèle

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Objectif

absent

Taille de l'objet

Ouvert :
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Fermé :
Longueur : 77 cm
Largeur : 38 cm
Hauteur : 57 cm

Diamètre :
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Taille de la boîte de transport

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Remarques

Marques : "Panavision Panaflex GII" ; "Super 35" ; "Mfd. and prop. of Panavision Los Angeles CA USA Ser. n° PCV 282-W" ; "Panavision AV Video N° PCV-196".
"The Golden Panaflex, the world's most sophisticated motion picture camera, is literally the product of those who use it, for it has continously evolved into its present form through the suggestions and ideas contributed by the Directors of Photography, Operators, and Assistant Cameramen who recognize the Panaflex as the world's premier professionnal filmmaking instrument. Since the fall of 1972 when the original Panaflex camera was introduced, Panavision has actively solicited feedback from those who operate our equipment. On the basis of that information scores of modifications and improvements have been retro-fitted to the entire universe of Panaflexes. Panaflex 1 is as state-of-the-art as the latest serial number. The Panaflex was conceived in 1968 by Robert E. Gottschalk, who recognized that the PSR camera, while in constant demand, did not represent Panavision's full design capability. The PSR was an elegant conversion, but it was a camera in a blimp, and though significantly lighter and quieter than other studio cameras, was still cumbersome and heavy. An intense and highly secretive R&D team was set up to create what Robert envisioned as "a totally new generation of cameras". He saw a film-making instrument with features more advanced than those of any existing studio camera, yet light enough to be easily hand-held - a very compact, inherently quiet, silent reflex camera of impeccable design and versatility. Four years later Panavision designers, engineers, and craftsmen perfected the now-and-future camera would quickly earn a reputation as the industry's most reliable and flexible filmmaking tool. The first feature to be filmed with the Panaflex was Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express with Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, as Director of Photography. In addition to Robert E. Gottschalk, the Panaflex design team included Al Mayer, Tak Miyagishima, Oliver Conway, George Kraemer, and Jack Barber. In 1978, the Panaflex was awarded an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its outstanding contribution to the art of film-making. [...] The most recent innovation, those that have earned the Panaflex its "Golden" designation, include a number of important advances. Most significant is the Ultraview Reflex Viewing System, an entirely new optical viewfinder with a substantially brighter, larger and easier to view image. Described as "brighter than life" by many who have used it, the viewfinder affords excellent eye relief and, in the hand-held mode, permits the Operator to use either his left or right eye. The Golden Panaflex "G" Drive System - a totally new set of sophisticated electronics on four personalized circuit boards. [...] Movement : Dual pilot-pin registration. Double fork pull-down claws simultaneously engage two perforations. Adjustable pitch control for "extra-quiet" operation. Aperture plate is removable and contains integral matte slot. Full aperture : .980" x .735", Academy aperture : .868" x .735". The entire movement may be quickly removed from the camera for cleaning and maintenance. Shutter : 200 degrees variable to 50 degrees with rotating mirror, calibrated in 10 degree increments. Adjustable manually forward or reverse. Exposure is 1/43rd of a second at 24 fps with shutter set at 200 degrees. Viewing system : "Ultraview" reflex viewfinder produces a brillant full-size, correct image. Viewfinder system features a de-anamorphoser and a 2X magnifier with more than ten times magnification in studio mode. The finder incorporates an adjustable eye-piece, two viewing filters, and a light valve which can be closed when reflex viewfinder system is not in use. Viewfinder may be rotated 360 degrees with image always erect. The adjustable Panaglow (a Panavision original) when activated, causes the frame lines on the ground flass to glow red, enabling the Operator, even in very low light levels, to see the precise position of the frame lines. Panaclear : ever since reflex cameras were developed, Operators have complained about viewfinder eyepieces misting or fogging up from their body heat in cold or humid weather. To eliminate this problem, Panavision devised the Panaclear to heat the eyepiece optics and demist them. Unique features : - Camera can be converted from studio mode to hand-held in less than 60 seconds ; - Tachometer and footage counter are bright digital displays ; - Red and green lights indicate battery condition ; [...] Four distinct types of matte boxes from lightweight hand-held to full-size with studio base plate ; [...] The Golden Panaflex weighs less than 25 ibs, with 250' magazine" (Brochure The Golden Panaflex, Tarzana, California, Panavision, 1983).
"What camera could ever replace the Gold ? Only one that combines all of its best features with the brightest ideas from filmmakers and the latest in Platinum technology. The GII. Only Panavision could have enhanced the most sought-after camera in the world. Quieter. The GII drive system borrows technology developed for the Platnium to reduce an already quiet camera's noise level by more thant 35 %. brighter. A re-designed viewfinder system is 60 % brighter than the Gold, both wide open and stopped down. This is a big help in determining correct focus in low light situations or when using higher speed film stocks. Easy to use. The GII retains all the proprietary features of the Gold. It's compact, lightweight and converts from studio to hand-held mode in less than 60 seconds. The powerful "G" motor drive incorporates the latest in dependable modular electronics. The GII offers an in-shot variable shutter - 40° to 200°. All of this, plus an astonishing array of lenses and accessories make the GII the responsible, reliable choice" (Brochure Golden Panaflex - GII, Tarzana, California, Panavision, s.d.).

Bibliographie

The Golden Panaflex, Tarzana, California, Panavision, 1983.
Panavision Incorporated Ultra Precision Equipment for the Motion Picture Industry, Tarzana, California, Panavision, 1982.
Golden Panaflex - GII, Tarzana, California, Panavision, s.d.