Phantom Flex Camcorder Shoots 1080p Video at 2,800fps
Vision Research, a manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has announced the Phantom Flex, a camera with a four mega-pixel color CMOS sensor that offers a maximum resolution of 2560x1600.
When set to Standard Mode, users can employ a maximum recording speed of 1,560 frames-per-second (fps) at the camera’s maximum four mega pixel resolution. Higher recording speeds can also be achieved by reducing the camera’s resolution. For example, when used in full-HD resolution (1920x1080), the camcorder offers a maximum recording speed of 2,800 frames-per-second.
When reduced to 720p HD resolution (1280x720), the Phantom Flex offers a maximum recording speed of 6,100 fps. The camcorder can go even faster, recording at 13,000 fps at 640x480. In addition to delivering impressive results for high-speed imaging, the Flex can also be used to record at more traditional speeds with frame rates starting as low as 5 fps, further adding to the versatility of the camera system.
The camera’s HQ shooting mode ensures stable blacks, low noise, higher dynamic range and repeatable shots over the full range of supported resolutions, frame rates, and temperatures, all without the need to conduct pre-shot black references.
The camera is set for deliveries in July. No prices have been announced.