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Phantom VEO 4K PL for film and media
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Small and light; but powerful
Vision Research's progressive technology has produced another milestone in their range of high-speed cameras customised for the film/media industry.

Little brother to the famous Flex 4K, the VEO 4K PL includes many of the great attributes of its older sibling while enjoying a lighter weight, a smaller footprint and a reduced cost.

Previous VEO models did not compare favourably against the Flex 4K in terms of image quality; however, the VEO 4K PL can now match the Flex 4K-
GS's frame rate and image specs at a very attractive price-point and with a more convenient form factor.

Housed in black,
the VEO 4K PL is light enough to increase capture possibilities by enabling different rigging options and can be used with stabilisation platforms and with drones. With a choice of either 36 or 72 GB RAM, the camera has the option of saving to CFast 2.0 media card for improved workflow; as well as the option of 10 Gb Ethernet for faster throughput.

The VEO4K-PL model include a secondary 12V battery input which is accessed through the camera's capture port and consumes approximately to 75 watts of power per hour.

Key features
Video monitoring Front 3G HD-SDI, HDMI & VF power on all models. Provides standard 720 and 1080 video standards up to 1080 p60
Connectivity Gb Ethernet standard; 10GB Ethernet optional for control and download.  
Signals Parameters of various signals can be defined and assigned through programmable I/O
Timecode IRIG in/out, SMPTE and MISP time system support  
Multi-cine Partition internal RAM into up to 63 segments and capture quick recordings back-to-back
Internal mechanical shutter Activate to perform a black reference or protect the sensor while changing lenses. No physical access to the camera is required  
Quiet fans The fan can be turned off, temporarily, to eliminate noise and vibration
Lens mounts Interchangeable. Nikon F/G, Canon EF with electronic control of aperture and focus, 35mm PL and C-mount  
Software Phantom Camera Control software for setup, control, image processing and download. Includes tracking and motion analysis tools. Matlab and Labview drivers also available
On-camera controls For setup, capture, playback and saving to a CFast card are standard and are used with a connnected SDI or HDMI monitor or viewfinder  
File formats Native format is Phantom Cine RAW and can be easily converted to other formats. Cine RAW files are compatible with several major video editing/motion-analysis programmes
     
Differences between Flex 4K and the VEO 4K
Media and save times
The biggest difference regarding the workflow has to do with CineMag support. Flex4K cameras use CineMag IV media, which save at a rate of approximately 1GB per second whereas the VEO4K-PL uses CFast media, which saves Cine raw files at a rate of approximately 90 MB/second.

The CineMag IV supports Run/Stop mode (direct record to CineMag at lower frame rates) and playback of the files over HDSDI neither of which are supported by the CFast card and VEO.

The VEO 4K PL is available with 10Gb Ethernet which is not available on the Flex4K camera body. 10Gb Ethernet can minimize the problem of the slower save times from RAM to the card. 10Gb Ethernet will offload files at speeds up to 400-500 MB/second, to an optimized computer system.
     
Video
The Flex4K supports dual-mode 4K video output (up to 2160 p30) while the VEO4K only supports HD formats up to 1080 p60 and there is no 4K video output. VEO does not support Versatile dual-HDSDI where there is one continuous live feed for monitoring. All video outputs mirror eac other on VEO. VEO4K does include an HDMI output, which is not available on Flex4K.
     
RAM
Flex4K is available with RAM up to 128 GB and VEO is available with RAM up to 72 GB
     
Size and weight
The VEO is substantially smaller and lighter, which is beneficial when using specialty rigs and mounting
     
Accessory power
The Flex4K has more integrated power outputs, including component viewfinder support and remote port for remote controls. The VEO 4K PL has one 12V accessory output (a 4-pin Hirose port) for small on-camera monitors and viewfinders.
The VEO is offered at a lower price point than Vision Research's other high-performance cameras
 

 

  Phantom VEO 4K PL
Sensor
9 megapixel CMOS
Pixel size
6.5 µm
Resolution
4096 x 2304
Frames-per-second- full resolution
1000 fps @ 4096 x 2160 resolution
Frames-per-second - reduced
1977 fps @ 2048 x 1080 reduced resolution
Internal memory
Choice of 36 GB, 72 GB RAM
Throughput
9 Gigapixels/second
On-camera controls
HDMI, 3G-SDI, secondary battery input
Shutter
Global shutter, switchable to Rolling shutter
Dimensions and weight
(L x W x H); 12.7 x 14 x 15, 2.5 kg
Removable storage
CFast 2.0 card
   

Please contact us for more information

About CFast
Cine files are recorded first to RAM and then tarnsferred to the CFast 2.0 card at a speed of 90MB/second. The VEO CFast card does not support Run/Stop mode or playback over video and must be formatted NTFS. Because of this format, no special drivers are required for downloading the cine files via Windows or Mac.

Adept Turnkey Pty Ltd are "The Machine Vision and Imaging Specialists" and distributor of Phantom and Vision Research products in Australia and New Zealand. To find out more about any Vision Research machine vision product, please call us at Perth (08) 9242 5411 / Sydney (02) 9905 5551 / Melbourne (03) 9384 1775 or contact us online.

 

 

 

 

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