Technical data

Overview

  • There is a lot of confusion with the term "Panavision". If you submit process or camera information with Panavision, please be as precise as possible. For the process entry you have to add an attribute (spherical) or (anamorphic) to make clear what process is used. Generally "Filmed in Panavision" means that an anamorphic Panavision lens was used and that the (anamorphic) attribute together with an aspect ratio entry of 2.35 : 1 should be used. "Filmed with Panavision Cameras and Lenses" usually means a spherical (flat) process. In this case use the attribute (spherical) and also add camera entry: Panavision Cameras and Lenses. However, sometimes the credits are wrong and you need further information.
  • If you use the term "Panavision" without additional information it is not clear whether you mean the company's name, a camera model, the lens type, or if you just mean that it is an anamorphic movie. Always use the attributes and add Camera and Ratio entries whenever possible.
  • For Super 35 movies enter: Super 35 under Process, Filmed with Panavision Cameras and Lenses under Camera, 2.35 : 1 under Ratio, 35 mm under Negative and 35 mm, attribute (anamorphic) under Print format.
  • If you do not know the name of a process add attributes (spherical) or (anamorphic) under Process for movies released after 1952.
  • The following guides to information in the technical section are available:
  • Camera

  • Format: Camera, Lens.
  • Example:
    Arricam LT, Zeiss Prime Lenses
  • If different camera models are used, please use a separate entry for each model.
  • For Panavision, please read the overview.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • Film Length in Meters

  • Length of a film in meters (add a lower case "m").
  • If necessary add (Format, Country) as attributes.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon () next to the attribute field.
  • If you want to submit the running length of a film in minutes, please use the running times section.
  • Laboratory

  • Format: Laboratory Name, Location, Country.
  • Please include the state abbreviation if in the USA.
  • Examples:
    DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
    Technicolor, Vancouver, Canada  
    Technicolor, Bangkok, Thailand
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • Image Ratio

  • Film aspect ratios should be formatted as a :1 ratio with width information, i.e.:
  • 1.78 : 1
    1.33 : 1
    etc.

  • TV aspect ratios should be formatted as:
  • 16:9
    16:9 HD
    4:3
    4:3 Letterbox
    etc.

  • A list of acceptable ratios can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the Aspect Ratio freetext field.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • For general comments about Panavision and Super 35, please read the overview.
  • Negative Format

  • Film negative format in milimeters (mm); one format per entry, then type a space and "mm". If the original master was made on video use "Video" and add an attribute for the TV standard (NTSC, PAL, ...).
  • For general comments about Panavision and Super 35, please read the overview.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • The "Digital" format is used when something is computer generated and there is no "negative" per se; digital video should use "Video" with an appropriate attribute, and optionally with "digital video" for the process.
  • Print Format

  • Film negative format in milimeters (mm); one format entry per line, then type a space and "mm" in small letters. For TV productions which were edited and mastered on video, use "Video" and add an attribute for the TV standard.
  • For general comments about Panavision and Super 35, please read the overview.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • Process

  • Cinematographic process or video system, i.e. Spherical or CinemaScope.
  • Note: Do not add color or sound processes here. Use the specific sound mix lists instead.
  • For general comments about Panavision and Super 35, please read the overview.
  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
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