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Phantom v642 Broadcast

Ultra-slow motion for live sports and events

  • ISO Color 1,600D* 1,600T*
  • ISO Mono 6,400D* 6,000T
  • Frame rates for up to 90X ultra-slow motion supporting
  • 2k, 1080p and 720p resolution.
  • Multi-matrix color correction for fast and accurate color matching to normal frame rate Live Sport camera.
  • Versatile Dual HD-SDI, two HD-SDI ports for dual-link 4:4:4 or 2x 4:2:2 independent video outputs
  • Multi-cine recording capability


The Phantom® v642 is the third generation broadcast camera. It retains the unique ability to both record and playback ultra-slow motion footage simultaneously, while adding the capability to accurately color match regular speed broadcast cameras.The internal high-speed dynamic RAM can be segmented into different partitions. You can record ultra high-speed events recorded into one memory segment while simultaneously playback a previously recorded event directly from the camera.

This feature gives the v642 flexibility to support environments with and without playback server support. The v642 can be connected to a controller in the studio or OB truck, which can access the camera’s memory for playback while the camera operator is framing and recording the live action.

The v642 is supported by a 4 megapixel 2K sensor that can record full-resolution frame rates of 1450 frames-per-second and be leveraged to support pan and zoom applications. Typical broadcast resolutions are supported, in addition to 1080p at 2560 frames-per second.

Our Emmy® Award winning Ultra high-speed cameras have been leveraged by integration partners globally to support Soccer, Tennis, Football, NASCAR, Baseball & Formula 1 Grand-Prix. Some key events covered are Football World Cup, ATP grand slams (Roland-Garros 2011), 2010 Olympics, baseball’s World Series, and 2010 FIFA World Cup.

What's in the Box...

  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Getting Started Guide

* Measured according to ISO 12232:2006 method

Link to v642 Broadcast Service and Support page 


Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available

Short Description
  • 6 Gpx/sec, 4Mpx camera
  • The v642 Broadcast provides a 4 megapixel sensor and greater than 6 gigapixel/second throughput. That means full-resolution frame rates of 1450 frames-per-second (fps), and 1920 x 1080 HD-resolution frame rates of over 2500 fps.
  • Multi-Matrix color correction which allows for the independent adjustments of saturation and hue of each of the 16 axes of the Cr/Cb color circle.
  • 6 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 1450 fps to RAM and 195 fps to CineMag
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 256 x 8 is 219,000 fps to RAM
  • Min frame rate of 10 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • 10 µm pixel size
  • 25.6 mm x 16.0 mm
  • 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 6,400 D
  • ISO Color 1,600 D
  • TE cooled
  • CAR in 256 x 8 increments
  • Fill factor: 70%
  • Dynamic range: 54.6 dB
  • Read out noise at 20.6°C (typical): 21e-
  • Full well capacity (typical): 11000e-
  • 1 us minimum exposure
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Auto Exposure
  • 16 GB and 32 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag compatible (128 GB, 256 GB, 144 GB, 512 GB)
Record Times
  • 20 seconds @300 frames/sec HD resolution,
  • 3.7 seconds at maximum frame rate, maximum bit depth, largest resolution and into maximum internal memory. Custom streaming solutions support All the time record are available thru system integrators.
Special Features
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Continuous recording
  • Frame rate profile
  • Memory gate
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp (IRIG or SMPTE)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated and unmodulated)
  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure
  • 1.4 µs straddle time
  • Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Standard Image-Based Auto-Trigger (IBAT)
  • Two 12 VDC, 1.5 A auxiliary power ports
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Trigger from software
  • Hardware trigger BNC
Timing & Synchronization
  • 20 ns timing resolution
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • SMPTE timecode at support frame rates
  • Ready output
  • Strobe output
  • Genlock
  • Dedicated FSYNC, Trigger, Timecode In and Timecode Out (SMPTE & IRIG) BNCs on camera body
  • Range Data input on camera body (Fischer)
  • Capture cable with Ready, Strobe, IBAT-Trigger, Pre-Trigger, Analog Video
  • Additional signals, including Genlock, available with use of optional Break-Out-Box (BoB) Note: cannot use serial port on BoB and serial port on the camera at the same time. Powering the camera through the BoB using the standard AC power supply requires an adapter cable.
Ethernet Connection
  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data
  • 10 Gb Ethernet via CineStream X2SR
Camera Control
  • Optional On-Camera Controls (OCC)
  • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
  • Remote Control Unit (RCU), connects to Remote port
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • Analog video (NTSC or PAL) available on Capture Cable
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Versatile Dual HD-SDI can provide 4:4:4 video (except at 60 fps), or can be two single 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports, one for playback and one always live
  • PL-mount standard
  • Canon EOS mount optional
  • Nikon F-mount optional, supports F & G style lenses
  • (lens not included)
Video Processing
  • Selectable auto-scaling of 2560 x 1440 to 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 on video out
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • White Balance
  • Color interpolation algorith
  • Filters
  • Color matrix
  • Image flip and rotate
  • 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, 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
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 220 Watt power supply included
  • There are two DC inputs on the camera back panel for hot-swapping power or providing battery backup when using 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 and Humidity: 0°C - 40°C @ 8% to 80% RH
  • Shock: 30G, half sine wave, 11 ms, 10 times all axes (without CineMag or lens)
  • Vibration: 0.25G, 5-500 Hz, all axes without CineMag
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Internal Mechanical Shutter
  • CineMag interface
  • CineStream-RTO(Video streaming)
  • On-camera controls
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