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 over sampled 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 of the Phantom Flex Camera System
* Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard
* 12-bit pixel depth
* 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT
* 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
* 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
(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