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Phantom Flex4K

  • Academy Award® winning technology
  • 4K resolution at up to 1,000 fps
  • Also supports standard, sync sound frame rates
  • Low noise, high dynamic range
  • Full-featured on-camera control interface
  • Multi-Channel 3G HG-SDI outputs
  • CineMag® IV support for raw recording
  • Now Available: Audio and Apple ProRes recording options

Phantom Flex4K

Designed for the cinematographer, the Phantom Flex4K is a high-speed camera providing exceptional flexibility with its frame rate capabilities and by adapting to different shooting styles. The super-35mm 4K sensor provides sharp, detailed images with extremely low noise and high dynamic range. The Flex4K is capable of shooting from 15 frames-per-second (fps) up to 1,000 fps at 4K, and almost 2,000 fps at 2K/1080p.

The camera lets you customize the workflow that makes sense for your production. The Cine raw format ensures the fastest high-speed capture on set and maximum quality and versatility for post-production. Alternatively, choose Apple ProRes 422 HQ to improve download time, hard drive space and simplify the workflow, while maintaining excellent image quality. 

The full-featured on-camera control interface eliminates the need to connect to a computer on set. All camera parameters can be set from the built in menu on the right side of the camera body, and basic controls can be found on both sides.

Key Features

  • Full resolution 4096 x 2304
  • Up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160
  • 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
  • Monitoring: Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, which can be configured as independent 4:4:4 1080p signals or used together to supply a dual-link 4K output while maintaining a live HD signal
  • Viewfinder: The Phantom OLED HD Viewfinder is recommended. Support for both component and HD-SDI-based viewfinders is included.
  • Optional Integrated battery mount supporting industry standard batteries
  • Lens mount: Interchangeable between PL and Nikon F/G standards and Canon EF
  • 2x 12V and 2x 24V accessory outputs
  • Both Mac and Windows based software for Cine download and file conversion.

 What’s in the Box

  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable 
  • Flex4K MiniBOB 
  • Camera ships in a sturdy Pelican case with custom foam 
  • Windows-based Phantom PCC software (camera control, image manipulation, download / transcoding)  
  • Mac-based Glue Tools / Séance license  (image manipulation, download / transcoding).
    Cine raw download / transcoding) 
  • User manual

* Measured according to ISO 12232:2006 method

 Link to Flex4K Service and Support page 

Resolution
FPS

Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available

Short Description
  • The Phantom Flex4K digital cinema camera records up to 1,000 fps at 4K resolution, provides exceptional image quality and offers production-friendly features like auxiliary power outputs and a full-featured on-camera control interface.
Throughput/Speed
  • 8 Gpx/second.
  • Max speed at full resolution of 4096 x 2304 is 940 fps
  • At 4096 x 2160 max speed is 938 fps
  • At 2048 x 1080 max speed is 1977 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 4096 x 2304 pixels
  • 6.75 µm pixel size
  • 27.6 mm x 15.5 mm
  • Super-35mm; 31.7mm diagonal
  • Super-16mm format at 1920 x 1080
  • Base ISO Color 200D; 250T
  • Exposure index range 250-1250
  • Recommended EI 800-1000 Color
  • Base ISO Monochrome 800D; 2000T
  • 12-bit
Exposure
  • Exposure time (shutter speed): 5µs to 1/frame rate
  • Can be set in degrees or microseconds (µs)
  • 1-millisecond progressive scan (aka rolling) shutter
Memory
  • 32, 64, or 128GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag IV for non-volatile storage (1TB, 2TB)
Record Times
  • 5 seconds at 1000 fps, 4096 x 2160 resolution and into 64 GB of internal memory
  • 2TB CineMag IV holds 2 hours of 4K Cine raw playback at 24p
  • 2TB CineMag IV holds over 4 hours of 4K ProRes HQ playback at 30p
Special Features
  • Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, supporting dual-link 4K video and simultaneous live monitoring / playback
  • HD-SDI can switch between Rec709 and Log
  • Supports both HD-SDI and component based viewfinders
  • Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Secondary IP address
  • Segment memory for multi-cine acquisition
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Several mounting holes for accessories on camera body
Triggering
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Trigger from camera body or via software
  • Hardware trigger via Sync port
  • Trigger inputs also available on 3-pin accessory ports
Timing & Synchronization
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • Genlock sync available through HD-SDI return signal
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • SMPTE time code support
Signaling
  • 4x 3G HD-SDI output BNCs (one reserved for viewfinder)
  • 1x 3G HD-SDI return BNC, supports Genlock
  • Sync connector for Trigger, time code, F-sync, AES/EBU Audio (via MiniBob or Capture cable)
  • Remote (RCU) port
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Four Aux ports for power and trigger
  • (2x 12VDC and 2x 24V)
Ethernet Connection
  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data
  • 10Gb Ethernet on CineStation IV
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
  • On-Camera Controls
  • Remote Control Unit (RCU), connects direct to camera
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • Three main 3G HD-SDI, supports dual-link 4K video or 3x scaled 1080p outputs.
  • Additional HD-SDI reserved for viewfinder
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Video outputs switchable between Rec709 & Log
Lensing
  • PL-mount standard
  • Nikon F/G mount optional
  • Canon EOS optional
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • Color temperature
  • Color matrix
  • Tone curve
  • Log mode
  • Image flip and rotate in PCC
  • Crop & Scale
Data Acquisition
  • N/A
Motion Analysis
  • Basic measurements via Phantom Application:
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Angles and Angular Speed
  • Manual and Automatic point collection for target tracking
  • Compatible with 3rd party solutions
Supported File Formats
  • Cine raw and Apple ProRes 422 HQ CineMag recording
  • PCC Cine file conversion to: Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, h.264 mp4, Apple ProRes .mov, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, Uncompressed QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX
Power
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 280 Watt power supply included
  • Optional 26V Hawk-Woods and 12V V-Lock Anton-Bauer backs are available for battery power
Mechanical Specifications
  • Size (without lens or viewfinder): 12 x 6 x 8 in. (L x W x H); 30.5 x 35.5 x 20.3 cm.
  • Weight (without lens or viewfinder): 13 lbs; 5.9 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature: -20° - +50° C
APIs
  • Phantom SDK
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • 1 license of Mac-based Glue Tools Séance and Cine Toolkit for download and file conversion
  • Getting Started guide
  • Case
Options
Popular Accessories
  • CineMag IV
  • CineStation IV
  • Riser for Arri baseplates
  • Spare Cable Kit
  • Battery Mounts
  • Phantom Viewfinder

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