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The world's most flexible digital cinema camera

    • Shoot 5-2570 fps at 1920 x 1080
    • 1200 ISO
    • HQ Mode for ultimate image quality
    • Raw digital and/or video workflow solutions in HD-SDI 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
    • Flexible lens solutions

      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 accepts a wide range of industry standard lenses. 35mm (PL, Canon EOS, Nikon F Panavision), Super16m and 2/3" lenses are all compatible.


        Resolution/Speed Chart (fps)
        Std HQ
        2650 x1600
        1920 x 1080
        1280 x 720
        640 x 480

        Short Description

        • The Phantom Flex introduces new degrees of flexibility not available on any other digital cinema camera. And, it goes beyond HD and supports 4 megapixel imaging when the ultimate in image resolution is required.


        • 6 Gpx/second
        • Max speed at full resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 1455 fps in Standard mode and 725 fps in HQ mode
        • At 1920 x 1080, max speed is 2570 fps in Standard mode and 1275 fps in HQ mode
        • Record direct to CineMag at up to 800 Mpx/second

        Sensor Specifications

        • 2560 x 1600 pixels
        • 10 µm pixel size
        • 25.6 mm x 16.0 mm
        • 12-bit depth
        • ISO 1200 color
        • TE cooled
        • CAR in 256 x 8 increments
        • Fill factor: 70%
        • Dynamic range: 55 dB
        • Read out noise at 45°C: 21e
        • QE at 530nm: 57%
        • Full well capacity: 11500e


        • 1 µs minimum exposure in Standard mode
        • Exposure range in HQ mode is dependent upon frame rate
        • Global electronic shutter


        • 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB high-speed internal RAM
        • CineMag for non-volatile storage (128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB)

        Record Times

        • 10.3 seconds at 1000 fps, 12-bit depth, 1920 x 1080 resolution and into 32 GB of internal memory (Standard mode), 5.1 seconds in HQ mode

        Special Features

        • Dual shooting modes:
        • Standard mode for highest frame rates
        • HQ mode for ultimate image quality
        • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
        • Continuous recording
        • Frame rate profile
        • Frame timestamp
        • IRIG in/out (modulated and unmodulated)
        • SMPTE in/out
        • Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
        • Secondary IP address
        • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
        • Mounting plates for optional gear on side and handle


        • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
        • Trigger from software
        • Hardware trigger BNC
        • Trigger inputs also available on Aux ports

        Timing & Synchronization

        • 20 ns timing resolution
        • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
        • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
        • Ready output
        • Strobe output


        • Dual-link HD-SDI
        • Genlock BNC
        • FSYNC BNC
        • Trigger BNC
        • Timecode In BNC
        • Timecode Out BNC
        • Remote (RCU) port
        • Viewfinder port
        • Two 12VDC (1.5A) Aux ports (with trigger signal available)

        Ethernet Connection

        • Gb Ethernet for both control and data

        Camera Control

        • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
        • On-Camera Controls
        • Remote Control Unit (RCU), connects direct to camera
        • Phantom Application (legacy)
        • SDK available

        Video Out

        • Dual-link HD-SDI
        • Component viewfinder port


        • PL-mount standard
        • Nikon F-mount optional
        • Canon EOS optional
        • B4 lens support through the use of an adapter

        Video Processing

        • Brightness
        • Contrast
        • Gamma
        • Saturation
        • Hue
        • White Balance
        • Sensitivity
        • Image flip and rotate
        • Apply filters

        Data Acquisition

        • N/A

        Motion Analysis

        • N/A

        Supported File Formats

        • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX


        • 100 - 240 VAC, 150 Watt power supply included
        • 20-36 VDC battery input
        • Two power connectors for hot-swapping battery power or having battery backup when on AC power

        Mechanical Specifications

        • Size (without lens, CineMag or handle): 11.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 inches (L x W x H); 29.2 x 14 x 12.7 cm
        • Weight (without lens or CineMag): 11.75 lb; 5.33 kg

        Environmental Specifications

        • Temperature: 0°C - 40°C
        • Humidity: 80% non-condensing at 5°C


        • Phantom SDK

        Ships Standard With

        • Power supply
        • Ethernet cable
        • Phantom PCC software
        • Getting Started guide
        • Spare CineMag interface pin array
        • Case

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