Vision Research introduces the Phantom
Flex4K-GS high-speed camera with a 35 mm, 9.4-megapixel sensor and global
shutter. Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research,
defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the technology of other
Phantom digital cinema products.





The Flex4K-GS, developed on top of the
established Flex4K platform, employs a custom sensor capable of recording 1,000
frames per second at 4K resolution, while its global shutter ensures that every
pixel is exposed to light at the exact same moment in time. This capability is
important in aerospace applications, as it prevents motion artifacts with
propellers, motors and other rotating objects and ensures timing precision
throughout the entirety of each frame. Also critical to defense is the camera’s
build quality. Its isolated electronics and thermal design allow for operation
in environments within the temperature range of -20° to 50°C, while maintaining
a stable image.


The Flex4K-GS is available with either 64 GB
or 128 GB of RAM and works with CineMag IV non-volatile memory magazines for
the fastest data transfer. One of its more unique features is the ability to
save either uncompressed raw or compressed video in the Apple ProRes 422 HQ
video format. When working with ProRes, a 2TB CineMag-IV will hold several
hours’ worth of footage. The Flex4K-GS is also fully compatible with Phantom
PCC software and can be synchronized and used in combination with other Phantom
camera models.


Specifications of the Phantom Flex4K-GS

● 35mm 9.4-megapixel sensor

● Global shutter, switchable to rolling
shutter for increased dynamic range

● 938 fps at 4096 x 2304, 1000 fps at 4096 x
2160, 1975 fps at 2048 x 1080

● 5 μs minimum exposure

● Internal mechanical shutter for black

● 3G-SDI video outputs

● Dual-SDI mode for simultaneous live video
and playback


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