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Panaflex Platinum Camera - PFX-P

The Panaflex Platinum has a long and proud history as a reliable, sync-sound quiet, 35mm film camera. It uses all Panavision 35mm lenses and accessories. Top- or rear-mountable 500 foot or 1000 foot film magazines are suitable for either studio or hand held configurations.

The Platinum color corrected optical viewfinder -- one of the brightest viewfinders on any professional motion picture camera – features the standard Panaglow® illuminated frame lines found on all Panavision cameras. Viewfinders are available in short, intermediate, and long versions  to enable both studio and hand held configurations. The intermediate and long viewfinders contain a 10X image magnifier for critical eye focus.

Panavision offers a wide variety of ground glasses for the Platinum in virtually every format (anamorphic or spherical), including Super 35. The Platinum is available in, 2-perf, 3-Perf®, or 4-perf configurations to enable significant savings in film costs without compromising image quality.

The camera has a crystal controlled speed range of 4-36 fps forward and reverse in 1/10 frame increments, along with a separate switch for 29.97 fps. A variable in-shot focal plane shutter range of 50-200 degrees, full-fitting dual registration pins, and dual pull down claws make this one of the quietest film cameras in the world. Sound levels range from less than 20dB with film to 16dB without film.

The standard Panaflex® PAV2 Video tap  – available for both PAL and NTSC – delivers flicker free filming at all available speeds and features easy user adjustments, auto gain, ND 0.6 filter, manual iris, frame lines & character generator, and electronic de-anamorphoser.

Dual LCD displays provide data to both sides of the camera and allow for independent data selection for each panel. Each panel can display film footage (feet/meters), camera speed, camera shutter angle, time code data, behind-the-lens filter, and camera malfunction warnings.

Other camera features include a 3-position de-anamorphoser switch (spherical, anamorphic and closed), two contrast-viewing filters (0.6 and 0.9 neutral density), a behind the lens filter slot, and built-in camera body and eyepiece heaters.

The Platinum comes with Panavision's standard package of accessories. Panavision offers a wide variety of additional accessories based on the needs of the production.


19dB sync sound quiet

4-40 fps forward or reverse in 1/10 frame increments

Variable in-shot focal plane shutter 50-200 degrees

Dual-side digital display

Full-fitting dual registration pins

High performance color corrected optical viewfinder

Quick studio or hand held conversion

Available in 2, 3, or 4-perf configurations

Includes PAV2 advanced video tap - bright, sharp, flicker-free, PAL or NTSC