At ACT 2 CAM we believe in providing our students with the closest possible
experience to working professionally in film and television.
The Panasonic HVX200 is
an extremely versatile professional camera. High Definition footage with
a frame the equivalent of cinematic film, the HVX200 is a cutting edge
industry leader, giving unbelievably high quality footage. It has been
used by a great many big names in film and television and, as you can
see, our students love using it too!
With thanks to Barry Green of DVXuser, the following list will give
you a taste of how widely used and well respected this camera is:
PANASONIC HVX200 usage
- Peter Jackson. Best Director for "The Lord
Of The Rings".
- James Cameron. Best Director for "Titanic".
- Steven Soderbergh. Best Director for "Traffic".
- Francis Ford Coppola. Best Director for "The
- Clint Eastwood used HVX200s for beach-landing shots in "Letters
From Iwo Jima".
- Rob Legato, Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor for "Titanic",
used his own HVX200 in the making of Martin Scorsese's new gangster
movie "The Departed".
- Kevin Smith. Sundance and Cannes and Independent Spirit winner.
- Venice and Berlin festival winner Brian DePalma used the HVX200 for
portions of his film, "Redacted".
- Multiple-Emmy winner J.J. Abrams, producer of the $25 million Hollywood
film "Cloverfield" used HVX200s on the film.
- Three-time Sundance winner Marc Singer.
- Michael Gondry, director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind" uses HVX200.
- ASC-nominated cinematographer Laszlo George is using the HVX200 exclusively
for 2nd-unit work on CW network's series "Reaper".
- Academy award winner Attila Szalay, DoP of "Reaper", used
the HVX200 for portions of his television miniseries "Iron
Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill.
- Michael Single, Emmy-winner for "Antarctica: The End of
the Earth: Iceberg" on "Nature" PBS, currently shooting
with the HVX200 at the South Pole.
- Graham Leader, producer of "In The Bedroom" produced the
new $1,000,000 feature film "Childless", starring Barbara
Hershey and Joe Mantegna. It was shot entirely on the HVX200.
- Levie Isaacks, ASC ("Malcolm In The Middle", "Dawson's
Creek") used the HVX200 for special insert shots in the feature-length
film "Bring It On".
- Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series has used the HVX200
as well, for the episode "The Screwfly Solution" starring
Elliot Gould and Jason Priestly.
- NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, researched
all the available HDV cameras and HVX and picked the HVX200.
- JapanTV (Nippon Terebi) is using the HVX200 for field shooting.
- USA Network is using the HVX200 in their show "The 4400".
- Music video director Matt McDermitt (director of videos for The Backstreet
Boys, etc) just used the HVX200 for a music video for Mike Patton (of
Faith No More).
- Jarred Land's HVX200 was used for some greenscreen shots that were
transferred to 35mm for inclusion in the middle-eastern theatrical
release of Spielberg's five-Oscar-nominated "Munich"—http://imdb.com/title/tt0408306/
- Apple Inc and the Telluride Film Festival used HVX200s to podcast
and document the 2006 Telluride Film Festival—http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=69749.
- Fox’s huge hit shows, "House" and "Boneyard",
used the HVX200.
- The New York Film Academy use HVX200s for their film school.
The BBC used the HVX200 to shoot
all their coverage of the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, the Fox network is
using P2 exclusively at all network owned-and-operated stations, Raycom
has over 85 HVX200s at their 21 television stations; NDTV (New Delhi
TV), the largest private producer of news and entertainment in India
uses several dozen HVX200s, New York 1 uses the HVX200 for all its one-person
news crews (over 25 reporters), and several other major networks and
broadcast groups are converting to P2 gear, such as the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation, New Zealand's TV3, and several other members of the top
25-largest broadcast groups in America, including Cox, Nexstar (46 stations
in 26 markets using P2 in 2006), Media General (20 stations), Sinclair
Broadcast, Scripps Howard Broadcasting, and Liberty Corp (15 network