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Phantom Flex Camera System
Phantom Flex Camera System
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Phantom Flex

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 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
* Three 12VDC, 1.5A auxiliary power outputs for powering external
   devices (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


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The release of SUP 5.0 marks another milestone in the continual process of expanding and refining the ALEXA toolset.

This latest software update incorporates a range of improvements to the already versatile functionality of ARRI ALEXA cameras.

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated new feature is an option to purchase a High Speed mode that permits high speed shooting at up to 120 fps.

High Speed mode allows ALEXA cameras to capture slow motion images using Apple ProRes codecs (up to 422 HQ 16:9) and Sony 64 GB SxS PRO cards, eliminating the expense of carrying a separate high speed camera.

By using the same Super 35 sensor area as Regular Speed mode, High Speed mode maintains the same depth of field and angle of view for all lenses, along with ALEXA's wide exposure latitude, high sensitivity, natural colorimetry and organic, film-like image quality.Recording such high data rates requires the use of SONY's new SxS PRO 64 GB cards.

These cards are built to the same tough reliability and environmental standards as the PRO 32 GB cards, while offering twice the recording capacity and over twice the data rates.

Even without the High Speed license, the SxS PRO 64 GB cards allow recording of ProRes 4444 at 60 fps (with SUP 5.0).


More Key Features of ALEXA SUP 5.0:

* 60 fps ARRIRAW over 3G Dual Link
* 60 fps HD-SDI 4:4:4 over 3G Dual Link
* 60 fps ProRes 4444 when using SxS PRO 64 GB cards
* Horizontal Image Mirroring (3D)
* ARRI Look Files for playback of QuickTime/ProRes Log C files
* Reel & clip number on MON OUT
* Secure camera display dimming
* Active look indication
* Dual record error handling
* Open Camera Access (OCA) initiative
* Support for Lens Data Display for Focus Puller (ALEXA Plus only)


ARRI ALEXA SUP 5.0 120 FPS Video

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