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Phantom Flex

The world's most flexible digital cinema camera

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.

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
  • 12VDC, 1.5A auxiliary power outputs for powering external devices
  • External trigger signal on camera connector panel and both 12VDC power ports
  • Genlock for synchronizing video playback – essential for 3D video workflows
Short Description
  • The Phantom Flex introduces new degrees of flexibility not available on any other digital cinema camera. And, it goes beyond HD and supports 4 megapixel imaging when the ultimate in image resolution is required.
Throughput/Speed
  • 6 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 1455 fps in Standard mode and 725 fps in HQ mode
  • At 1920 x 1080, max speed is 2570 fps in Standard mode and 1275 fps in HQ mode
  • Record direct to CineMag at up to 800 Mpx/second
Sensor Specifications
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • 10 µm pixel size
  • 25.6 mm x 16.0 mm
  • 12-bit depth
  • ISO 1200 color
  • TE cooled
  • CAR in 256 x 8 increments
  • Fill factor: 70%
  • Dynamic range: 55 dB
  • Read out noise at 45°C: 21e
  • QE at 530nm: 57%
  • Full well capacity: 11500e
Exposure
  • 1 µs minimum exposure in Standard mode
  • Exposure range in HQ mode is dependent upon frame rate
  • Global electronic shutter
Memory
  • 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag for non-volatile storage (128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB)
Record Times
  • 10.3 seconds at 1000 fps, 12-bit depth, 1920 x 1080 resolution and into 32 GB of internal memory (Standard mode), 5.1 seconds in HQ mode
Special Features
  • Dual shooting modes:
  • Standard mode for highest frame rates
  • HQ mode for ultimate image quality
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Continuous recording
  • Frame rate profile
  • Frame timestamp
  • IRIG in/out (modulated and unmodulated)
  • SMPTE in/out
  • Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Mounting plates for optional gear on side and handle
Triggering
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Trigger from software
  • Hardware trigger BNC
  • Trigger inputs also available on Aux ports
Timing & Synchronization
  • 20 ns timing accuracy
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • Ready output
  • Strobe output
Signaling
  • Dual-link HD-SDI
  • Genlock BNC
  • FSYNC BNC
  • Trigger BNC
  • Timecode In BNC
  • Timecode Out BNC
  • Remote (RCU) port
  • Viewfinder port
  • Two 12VDC (1.5A) Aux ports (with trigger signal available)
Ethernet Connection
  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
  • On-Camera Controls
  • Remote Control Unit (RCU), connects direct to camera
  • Phantom Application (legacy)
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • Dual-link HD-SDI
  • Component viewfinder port
Lensing
  • PL-mount standard
  • Nikon F-mount optional
  • Canon EOS optional
  • B4 lens support through the use of an adapter
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • White Balance
  • Sensitivity
  • Image flip and rotate
  • Apply filters
Data Acquisition
  • N/A
Motion Analysis
  • N/A
Supported File Formats
  • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX
Power
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 90 Watt power supply ships standard
  • 20 - 36 VDC, nnW/yyW - With/Without CineMag. Parallel backup battery input via Break-out Box
  • Two power connectors for hot-swapping battery power or having battery backup when on AC power
Mechanical Specifications
  • Size (without lens, CineMag or handle): 11.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 inches (L x W x H); 29.2 x 14 x 12.7 cm
  • Weight (without lens or CineMag): 11.75 lb; 5.33 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature: 0°C - 40°C
  • Humidity: 80% non-condensing at 5°C
APIs
  • Phantom SDK
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Spare CineMag interface pin array
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