(written from a Production point of view)
Panavision is a motion picture and television equipment company founded in 1953 and formally incorporated the following year. Specializing in cameras and lenses, the company maintains ownership of all its inventory, renting out its equipment to studios rather than selling it. Among their innovations is the Panaflex camera, which was smaller, lighter in weight, and quieter than previous cameras, and could be adapted for hand-held or studio filming.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, the first twelve Star Trek features, and the first three seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise were filmed using cameras and lenses from Panavision. TNG made specific use of the Panaflex camera.
Panavision is also the name of an anamorphic widescreen format, invented by the same company. All Star Trek films, except Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek Beyond, and some scenes from Star Trek Into Darkness, which were shot in IMAX, were filmed in the Panavision anamorphic format.
Star Trek credits
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (178 episodes)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (176 episodes)
- Star Trek: Voyager (172 episodes)
- Star Trek: Enterprise
- Star Trek films
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- Star Trek Generations
- Star Trek: First Contact
- Star Trek: Insurrection
- Star Trek Nemesis
- Star Trek
- Star Trek Into Darkness