Vision Research’s Phantom Flex4K Now Available With Global Shutter as the Flex4K-GS
As last week I was bitching about how people don’t require global shutters, Vision Research announces their Phantom Flex4K-GS. You win a prize if you guessed that the “GS” stands for Global Shutter.
For everyday ‘normal’ (none of us are normal) video acquisition, a modern rolling shutter will suffice. But if you’re doing a specialty shot like a gun firing, or more likely shooting footage for engineering / industrial clients where image distortion is unacceptable, here ya go.
The Flex4K-GS can do 1000fps at 4K (4096×2160). If you need just a few extra pixels you can do a paltry 938fps at 4096×2304.
Now the reason I’m not ready for my day to day cameras to have global shutters quite yet, is the compromise in dynamic range. And that rears it’s head with the Flex4K-GS as the stops are reduced from 12 to around 9. But lucky for you it also has a rolling shutter mode. It also comes in white, which is the latest rage and you wouldn’t want to look a fool on set would you? It also helps keep the body cool.
Here are the features:
- Full resolution 4096 x 2304
- Up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160
- Global shutter (GS) mode, switchable to rolling shutter (RS) mode.
- Phantom CineMag IV recording media (1TB & 2TB)
- Cine Raw and Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording formats at full resolution
- Up to 128GB of internal memory
- Video monitoring: 4x 3G HD-SDI outputs and one additional component viewfinder port.
- Optional Integrated battery mount supporting industry standard batteries
- Lens mount: Interchangeable between Nikon F/G, Canon EF and PL mounts.
- 2x 12V and 2x 24V accessory outputs
If you’re a rental house or a YouTube cinematographer with a Rich Dad, the price will be north of $100K to own. If you combine slo-mo with those shitty clickbait videos I bet you could pay it off with ads in a year.