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Capture the extraordinary with the Phantom Flex4K

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Shooting high speed with the Flex4K

Things you should know before you shoot

- You'll need more light than you think.
It's a great idea to be prepared with more lights than you might have initially thought. This allows room for adjustment on the day of shootng and also avoids having to make creative compromise due to a lack of light.

- Important to avoid flicker.

When shooting high speed at over 500 fps, the lighting you use is very important. While we might not notice flicker with the naked eye, the Flex4K will pick it up easily. Because of this, we using LED and/or plasma lights when shooting high speed with the Flex4K is a great option .

- Don't forget to take advantage of the sun.

Shooting outside requires no electrical wattage in order to obtain brightness and comes at no cost.

- Be fast!
The Phantom Flex4K captures moments that are typically invisible to the human eye such as welding, the forming of fire or a water droplet breaking on a surface.

- Rehearse your shoot.
Rehearsing the shot is crucial for ensuring that the lighting and immediate environment properly accommodate the shot.


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- Wide shots equate to lower frame rates.
When shooting wide, your subject's actions tend to appear slower than if captured in a close up. A useful tip is to lower your frame rates for wide and increase for close-ups.

- You need good storage.
When shooting, adequate storage is extremely important. Luckily Vision Research offers CineMag, a proprietary storage device incorporating secure, removable, non-volatile flash memory for high-speed Phantom raw footage.

The Flex4K, Adaptable and Feature-rich

Built on Phantom award-winning technology, the Phantom Flex4K provides the best of both worlds by offering features found in the latest cine cameras with those found only in specialty cameras. With the ability to shoot from inside-studio right through to shooting in extreme and varied conditions, the Phantom Flex 4K is specifically designed for the cinematographer's convenience in mind.

This full-featured digital camera is capable of capture speeds that range from standard frame rates; to 1000 frames-per-second at 4K pixel resolution; to 2000 frames-per-second at 2K pixel resolution.

The ability to shoot in variable frame rates is not the only benefit. The Phantom Flex4K also offers a flexible workflow by providing the option to record either uncompressed raw or with industry-standard compression. Add to that, the ability to move data quickly using the latest in non-volatile storage. Plus, a complete on-camera control menu does away with the need for a computer on set



- Workflow Benefits -
Performance characteristics
Bundled PC and Mac-based software solutions
Expanded recording options
File Compression
Offering 35mm depth-of-field at 4K resolution, the camera's 9.4 megapixel sensor captures in exceptional detail with an impressive dynamic range and low noise, providing excellent image quality and low-light performance.

The Phantom Flex4K ships with both Windows- and Mac-based download solutions. Further, one license of Glue Tools Cine Toolkit and Seance download software for the Mac is also provided which facilitates the downloading of Cine raw files directly in Mac OSX as well as provide direct compatibility with most Quicktime-based edit and colour-grading software.

The camera's option of 64 GB internal RAM enables "loop mode" to be selected for the fastest high-speed workflow as it allows recording into the RAM buffer at the camera's top speed. The camera can then be triggered to offload the files quickly to an attached Phantom CineMag IV hot-swappable, recording media, available in sizes up to 2TB. Longer recording times using run/stop mode can be delivered directly to the CineMag IV.

Phantom cameras generate Cine raw files that are uncompressed and maintain the maximum information for post-processing. Being compatible with many of the industry's top colour-grading software packages, the files can also be converted to a variety of formats using the shipped software.

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Quick Specs
Resolution Full resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 1000 fps; 1920 x 1080 @ 2000 fps
Pixel size 6.75 micron
Sensor size 27.7 x 15.5mm
Maximum frame rates 4096 x 2304 (max res) 900 fps; 4096 x 2160 (4K standard) 1000 fps; 1280 x 720 (16 x 9) 3000 fps
Video Out

3G HD-SDI video outputs; 1 additional SDI output at front for viewfinder. 1 SDI return (includes Genlock support)

Memory up to 64 GB internal ram
Lens mount PL (standard), Nikon F/G; & Canon EF (coming soon)
Dimensions (LxWxH); 29.2 x 14 x 20 cm
Weight 6.3 kg without lens or viewfinder


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




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