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John Galt
John Galt
Panavision
Woodland Hills, California USA
Woodland Hills, California USA

John Galt is currently the Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging at Panavision’s corporate office. His responsibilities at Panavision include the development of digital imaging technologies in support of Panavision's core motion picture and television production business.

 Galt was project leader of the group that, with Panavision’s technology partner Sony, developed the “Genesis” digital cinematography camera. Prior to Genesis, Galt was also responsible for the “Panavized” version of the Sony HDW-F900 first used by George Lucas on StarWars episode 2.

John Galt was previously employed as Vice President, High Definition Technology Development for Sony Pictures High Definition Center. His main responsibilities were the integration of electronic and film imaging systems. This included film preservation, High Definition film transfer systems and electronic cinema. Galt was project leader of the group that designed and built the first High Definition Telecine in North America.

Prior to Joining Sony in 1988 Galt was president of Northernlight & Picture Corporation in Toronto, Canada. Northernlight & Picture was the co-producer along with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of "Chasing Rainbows" a fourteen-hour drama series, the first to be produced and photographed using high definition video technology. John Galt was also Director of Photography on this project.

He holds numerous U.S., British, and Japanese patents in film and electronic imaging related areas.


 






Articles by John Galt

Cinematography
The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging, led the team that created the Genesis camera, was responsible for the F900 "Star Wars" camera, and continues to play a leading role in guiding future digital cinema technologies. In this wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation from 2009, John cuts through what he calls the intentional obfuscation of "marketing pixels," and explores the range of high resolution and high frame rate options that are becoming available to filmmakers.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
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