10 Facts About Panavision 3D

1. In 2001, Panavision 3D entered into an exclusive agreement with Picture PipeLine, LLC to make available Pipeline's file transfer, synchronized playback and annotation applications at Panavision locations worldwide.

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2. In 2001, Panavision 3D entered a partnership with EFILM, a firm that operates an advanced digital laboratory and serves the motion picture and television industries.

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3. In 1990, Panavision 3D incorporated to become Panavision, Inc In 1994, the company entered a five-year renewable licensing agreement with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for the exclusive worldwide use of the Lockheed liquid lens technology.

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4. In 1988, Panavision 3D developed a relay optical system that combined its lenses into the one-inch image format of the Sony high definition HDC-300 camera.

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5. In 1985, Panavision 3D was sold to a group of investors headed by John Farrand, the company's current CEO, and Ted Field, for more than $70 million.

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6. In 1965, Panavision 3D was purchased by Banner Productions, headed by Sy Weintraub, which allowed Panavision to expand geographically.

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7. In 1959, the Ultra Panavision 3D process was premiered with the release of "Ben-Hur.

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8. In 1957, Ultra Panavision 3D was ready for use before the studio was ready to begin filming "Ben-Hur", so MGM used it on the film "Raintree County.

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9. In May 1997, Panavision 3D announced it would be purchasing Visual Action Holdings PLC, a major film services group for $61m.

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10. The first cameras produced by Panavision 3D were Mitchell cameras, and all standard 35mm cameras made by Panavision to this day are based on the Mitchell movement.

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