Phantom Flex High Speed digital camera

Phantom Flex High Speed digital camera

  • I-Code: 00513010-K
  • Daily Rate: US$ 3000
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Phantom Flex

The Phantom Flex offers an unprecedented degree of flexibility in all areas of high-speed image capture, and goes beyond HD to support 4-megapixel imaging, when the highest resolution is required. Depending on the shooting mode and resolution, the Flex is capable of shooting from 5 fps to over 10,750 fps.

The Phantom Flex offers two user-selectable shooting modes, each adapted to a particular shooting environment. In Standard Mode, the Phantom Flex is just like any other Phantom digital high-speed camera. Shoot at resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels at anywhere from 10 frames-per-second up to 1,455 frames-per-second (fps). Maximum speed increases as the resolution decreases – up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080, 5,350 fps at 1280x720, and 10,750 fps at 640x480.

In Phantom HQ Mode, Vision Research's proprietary image enhancement technology results in electronic image stability unprecedented in digital high-speed cameras: stable blacks, low noise, higher dynamic range, and repeatable shots over the full range of supported resolutions, frame rates and temperatures without the need for pre-shot black references. Maximum frame rates in HQ mode are about half those in Standard mode, which means that in HQ Mode Flex captures images at speeds up to 1,275 fps at 1920x1080 or 2,640 fps at 1280x720.

The Phantom Flex supports multiple workflows: a raw digital workflow, a video workflow, or combination of both for maximum control and flexibility.

With a video workflow, the Flex offers a video signal on the dual-link HD-SDI ports independent of the camera resolution. Set the resolution to 2560x1440 (16:9), and the camera will automatically scale the oversampled image when rendering the video signal. This technique increases the dynamic range and decreases noise in the video signal. The Phantom Flex accepts a wide range of industry standard lenses. 35mm (PL, Canon EOS, Nikon F Panavision), Super16m and 2/3" lenses are all compatible.

2560 x 16001,455725
1920 x 10802,5701,275
1280 x 7205,3502,640
640 x 48010,7505,285

Key Features

  • Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode
  • 12-bit pixel depth
  • 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method)
  • HQ Mode provides ultimate in image stability under changing shooting conditions
  • Phantom CineMag compatible, CineMag interface has field-replaceable pin array
  • 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video (4:4:4 not available at 60fps video formats)
  • Global, electronic shutter to 1 μs (shutter angles in HQ mode dependent upon frame rate and resolution)
  • Multi-cine capable via segmented memory
  • Internal mechanical shutter for hands-free and remote Current Session References
  • On-camera controls for camera modes, settings, playback, edit & save
  • Frame synchronization to external signal, allows multiple cameras to be synchronized – essential for stereo 3D recording
  • Three 12VDC, 1.5A auxiliary power outputs for powering external devices (one is on the Viewfinder port), 4A maximum load
  • External trigger signal on camera connector panel and both 12VDC power ports
  • Genlock for synchronizing video playback – essential for 3D video workflows

Phantom CineMag & CineStation

Digital high-speed imaging is memory hungry!

Shoot 1000 frames-per-second with the Phantom HD at 1920 x 1080 and 14-bits-per-pixel and you will need 3.6 GB of memory for each second of recording! A 4-second recording can take up to 15 minutes to download via standard GB Ethernet. That's 15 minutes better used for taking your next shot.

Our users now have a reliable hot-swappable, non-volatile memory solution for Phantom digital high-speed video cameras. Record directly to a CineMag using compatible Phantom cameras at speeds up to 700 megapixels-per-second. That’s 450 fps at 1920 x 1080 on the Phantom HD, 90 fps at full resolution on the Phantom 65, 700 fps at full resolution on the v210, v310, v12.1 or v710, and up to 175 fps at 2560 x 1600 on the v640 or Flex.

If you need higher speeds, record into camera RAM and “upload" the recording to a CineMag in seconds. The CineMag eliminates camera down time while saving your cines from volatile memory.

Once saved in the CineMag, your data is secure and you can move on to your next shot/experiment almost immediately. For the first time users now have a safe, secure, and portable storage for cine files. The Phantom CineMag also enables long record times for events that would normally exhaust built-in memory.

Use the Phantom CineStation connected to a PC and keep your camera free for doing its job – shooting high-speed scenes. The CineStation supports both raw digital and video workflows by providing a fast file download capability, as well as the ability to play the cine files stored on the CineMag over dual HD-SDI video outputs or component video.

The Phantom CineStation streamlines workflow by allowing CineMags to be viewed, trimmed, played over video, and saved to hard disk using an offline docking station rather than the valuable Phantom camera asset.The Phantom CineStation is a simple setup that connects to a PC using Gb Ethernet. Users simply snap in a CineMag to the CineStation and use the supplied software to view each Cine stored on the CineMag, play the Cine files over the dual HD-SDI ports or component video ports, set in- and out-points to trim the Cines, and save the files to a connected hard disk drive.

To help speed the download process even further, an optional 10 Gb Ethernet connection is available.The Phantom CineStation comes with dual HD-SDI outputs allowing for 4:4:4 playback of the recorded Cine files at all HD formats (except 60p which is 4:2:2), making it easy to review and select shots to download and archive. Component video is also supported.

Phantom CineMags and CineStations, your workflow solution for high-speed imaging.

Specificaction, CineMag 128 GB

  • Weight: 0.9 kg (2 lbs) less for the 128 GB version
  • Size: 5.5" x 4.9" x 1.5" (L x W x H); 192 x 126 x 40 mm, the new 128 GB version is 1/2 this height
  • Menu display/controls: Controlled by Phantom camera and/or Phantom software applications, on board display includes: memory remaining, write activity, write protect, magazine enabled, and power LED’s
  • Operating temperature: 0C to +40C (+32F to +104F)
  • Operating humidity: 80% non-condensing at +5C
  • On-set monitoring: multiple HD-SDI formats via camera video port
  • Recording: fully uncompressed 12-bit or 14-bit RGB sensor data. Saved internally as 10-bit log
  • Recording time: Phantom HD and 65 examples given, maximum frame rates and record times can vary by camera model

2048 x 1080 @ 24fps : 33 minutes
2048 x 1080 @ 450fps (maximum write speed at given resolution) : 1 minute, 46 seconds
4096 x 2440 @ 24fps : 7 minutes, 38 seconds
4096 x 2440 @ 90fps (maximum write speed at given resolution) : 2 minutes


Easy to go

The equipment usually travels in 7 flight cases. For out-of-country rentals we can file with our export broker a temporal export permit, we just need at least 3 days before the equipment leaves Uruguay. The equipment can travel with its technician as his/her personal luggage o we can ship air freight. We can recommend a local technician ; It is important that he/she is dedicated to the operation of the Phantom camera only. The client is responsible for handling a temporary import permit in its country.

Additional costs are:

  • Technician, daily Rate: please inquire.
  • Travel days, stand-by days : please inquire.
  • Technician´s airline ticket.
  • Excess baggage or air freight shipping charges (both ways).
  • Insurance: Cost varies based on how many days you are shooting. We can handle the insurance for you
  • Export broker fees: US$ 300

Valija Peso Medidas
Cámara Phantom Flex 20 kg 45 x 38 x 39 cm
Cinemag / Cinestation 11 kg 39 x 34 x 29 cm
RCU 6 kg 42 x 33 x 17 cm
Workstation Data Lab 24 kg 60 x 28 x 55 cm
Laptop Data Lab 10 kg 46 x 36 x 15 cm
Monitor 15 kg 74 x 39 x 44 cm
UPS 11 kg 41 x 19 x 26 cm