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The Industry's Most Flexible Digital Cinema Camera
4K at up to 1000 fps
Low-noise, excellent dynamic range
Records ultra high-speed and
standard frame rates
Will support both RAW and
compressed* recording formats
The Phantom Flex4K is a full-featured digital cinema camera, capable of speeds that range from standard frame rates to over 1,000 frames-per-second (fps) at 4K and up to 2,000 fps at 2K pixel resolution. Building upon the award winning technology of Phantom digital cinema products, the Flex4K combines features found in the latest cinema cameras with those found only in specialty cameras.
With the planned option to record either uncompressed raw or with industrystandard compression, the workflow will be just as flexible as the camera’s frame rate. The latest in non-volatile storage technology is used to move data quickly, while a complete on-camera control menu eliminates the need for a computer on set.
Cinematic Design, 35mm Depth of Field, Exceptional Image Quality
Designed with the cinematographer in mind, the form factor of the Phantom Flex4K adapts to a variety of shooting environments. From the studio to extreme conditions, the Flex4K is built to perform.
At 4K resolution the Flex4K offers super 35mm depth of field. The custom 9.4 megapixel sensor captures intricate detail with impressive dynamic range and low noise. This means excellent image quality and low-light performance. Intelligent temperature control and an all-new, streamlined design provides quick-to-shoot capability with an ultra stable image.
Sensitivity & Exposure Index
The low noise performance of the Flex4K sensor allows for the effective ISO to be dialed in with the camera’s Exposure Index function, without significant loss of image quality
Base ISO: 250T (measured with ISO 12332 Sat method)
Exposure index (EI) range: from 250 – 2000
Recommended EI = 400 – 640 Convenient and Intuitive Camera Controls
Controlling the Phantom Flex4K is easier than ever with a full-featured on-camera control interface for both basic and advanced camera operation. Set up universal capture and recording parameters before the shoot, while retaining access to the more commonly adjusted parameters like frame rate and exposure settings at the push of a button.
Capture, trigger, playback and save controls can be found on both sides of the camera in order to provide a seamless workflow for different shooting environments.
Remote control is also possible with a handheld Phantom RCU.
PC & Mac Based Workflow Solutions
Each Phantom Flex4K will ship standard with both Mac and Windows-based download solutions. For the first time, Vision Research will provide one license of the popular Glue Tools Cine Toolkit, and Séance download software for the Mac. This provides the ability to download Cine raw files directly in Mac OSX, and direct compatibility with most Quicktime-based edit and color grading software.
The camera will also ship with our updated (PC-only) Phantom PCC controller software, for downloading, file conversion and full camera control. Phantom PCC software will now include both h.264 and Apple ProRes encoding for Phantom Cine raw files.
Expanded Recording Options Cover All the Bases
The Phantom Flex4K is available with up to 64 Gigabytes of internal RAM. Select “Loop mode” for the fastest high-speed workflow. Loop mode records into the RAM buffer at the camera’s top speeds, then once the camera is triggered the files can be quickly offloaded to an installed Phantom CineMag IV, available in sizes up to 2TB.
For longer record times use run/stop (R/S) mode and record directly to the CineMag IV at speeds over 100 4K frames-persecond and record for several minutes.
This is an excellent option when ultra highspeed is not required. In fact, at 24 fps almost two hours of raw 4K footage can be recorded directly to a 2TB CineMag IV. Phantom cameras have always generated Cine raw files, and the Flex4K is no exception. These files are uncompressed and maintain the maximum information for post processing. They are compatible with many of the industry’s top color grading software packages, or they can be converted to a variety of formats using software provided with the camera.
Vision Research has plans to introduce in-camera compression as an alternative for the Phantom Flex4K. When available, the user can choose to record either raw or industry-standard compressed files directly to the CineMag IV. This increases record time, decreases file size, and simplifies the process straight out of the camera.
A third workflow option is recording the HD-SDI video playback with a videobased field recorder. These devices are easy to find, easy to use, and take advantage of the camera’s in-camera video scaling for high-quality 4:4:4 1080p or 4:2:2 4K video via two 3G HD-SDI outputs.
Image Monitoring & Video Outputs
Advanced video monitoring employs various configurations for the camera’s 4x total 3G HD-SDI outputs, and 1x return. Each output is customizable for monitoring with adjustable frame guides, and/or a clean output for use with field recorders. The outputs can also be switched from displaying Rec709 equivalent and pre-set Log curves.
All HD-SDI outputs support video scaling for a sharp 4:4:4 1080p output of the camera’s full sensor. Two of the 3G HD-SDI outputs can also be combined for a 4:2:2 ultra-HD signal, which will allow the full resolution to be viewed on 4K production monitors.
The viewfinder and monitor feeds can be set to always show a live feed, so the DP can follow the action and frame up the next shot while the last shot is still being saved or played from the other outputs. Zoom (focus assist) and threshold (exposure assist) functions are all included as well.
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