Imax is working on four brand new cameras, which it intends to roll out over the next two years.
The company is working in collaboration with Kodak, Panavision and FotoKem, reports Deadline, as well as leading filmmakers, including directors Christopher Nolan and Jordan Peele.
Peele’s next film Nope has been shot with Imax cameras and Kodak’s 65mm film, which Nolan is currently shooting his latest Oppenheimer with Imax cameras.
They are looking at a number of new features, including a quieter design and a number of useability enhancements.
Kodak will offer enhanced technical support and manufacturing of its 65mm film stock; Panavision is providing a global network of enhanced service and maintenance for Imax camera productions with new tools for the cameras and technical support; while FotoKem will work alongside the Imax camera and post production departments to improve production workflows and coordinate lab and post services.
“As Imax grows as a global platform for entertainment and events, we want to offer more filmmakers, storytellers and artists the opportunity to create with our unrivalled end-to-end technology,” said Megan Colligan, president of Imax Entertainment.
“These new film cameras will enable a new generation of creators along with those who already love working with the cameras a better way to unlock the power of Imax.”
Nolan added: “Imax film brings images to life. From resolution and colour to sharpness and overall quality, there is nothing compared to using IMAX film cameras today. Filmmakers and movie fans worldwide should be thrilled at the prospect of new and improved Imax film cameras – I know I am.”