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The Phantom VEO4K-PL produces highly detailed 4K imaging at 1,000 fps in a rugged and compact housing. Features include access to CFast 2.0 recording media and the connections necessary to accommodate media production needs.

  • 938 fps at 4096 x 2304
  • Super 35mm sensor with ISO Ratings:
    • Color 320 T (rolling shutter)
    • Exposure Index: 800 – 1000 color
  • 36 or 72GB RAM
  • Rolling Shutter

VEO4K-PL and PL-RLS cameras bring the high imaging standards of the Phantom Flex4K to a portable and rugged body style. The compact body increases the flexibility of use including such applications as robotic arms and drone flight. 

The 35mm 9.4 Mpx sensor produces sharp highly-detailed images at high frame rates and upholds the low noise requirements of the industry, particularly in rolling shutter mode. 

While the VEO4K-PL does come with a standard PL mount there is user flexibility through the optional and interchangeable lens mounts.  Nikon and Canon EF (with electronic control) mounts are also available to increase workflow needs. 

The VEO4K-PL housing comes standard in the VEO S-style body with full features for maximum portability. The body is made from milled aluminum, has sealed electronics (to protect from air and dust), is lightweight (6 lbs/2.8 kg), and is ruggedized to increase the durability in harsh environments.


Key Features:

  • SDI and HDMI video outputs
  • Includes S-Model features:
    • CFast 2.0 media
    • 12V battery input
    • On-camera controls
  • PL Mount Included
  • Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) included
  • Programmable I/O
  • 10Gb Ethernet Option
  • Cine Raw file format

What’s in the box?

  • Power supply with XLR extender
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Mini-SDI video cable
*Printed Manual and PCC Software CD available upon request. 
Resolution FPS
4096 x 2304 938
4096 x 2160 1,000
4096 x 1152 1,850
2048 x 2048 1,050
2048 x 1152 1,850
2048 x 1080 1,970
Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available.
Short Description
  • Phantom VEO cameras are compact, rugged and full of premium features. The 4K-PL model is tailored for the media industry, offering 4K resolution at up to 1000 fps.
  • The VEO4K-PL includes on-camera controls, support for CFast cards, 3G-SDI outputs and a secondary battery input in a black housing with support for many cine-style accessories.
  • 9 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 4096 x 2304 is 938 fps
  • At 4096 x 2160 max speed is 1000 fps
  • At 2048 x 1080 max speed is 1977 fps
  • Minimum frame rate of 24 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 12-bit pixel depth
  • 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
  • Global Shutter (GS): Base ISO 640T Color; 5000T Mono.
  • Rolling Shutter (RS): Base ISO 320T Color; 2000T Monochrome
  • Recommended Exposure Index range: 1000-1600 Color; 10,000-20,000 (GS); 4000 - 8000 (RS) Monochrome
  • 5 μs minimum exposure.
  • Rolling shutter and Global shutter modes (switchable).
  • Exposure Index (E.I.) for controlling apparent ISO
  • VEO4K also supports rolling shutter mode for increased dynamic range and limited need for black reference. In rolling shutter mode the scan time is 1-millisecond.
  • 72 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • Support for on-board removable CFast 2.0 cards up to 512GB
Record Times
  • 6 seconds at maximum frame rate, largest resolution and into maximum internal memory
Special Features
  • 10Gb Ethernet (optional)
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Continuous recording
  • Programmable I/O
  • HD-SDI and HDMI video
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp (IRIG SMPTE or MISP)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated and unmodulated)
  • 7.5 μs straddle time
  • Standard Internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • One 12 VDC, 12W auxiliary power port
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrades
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Trigger from camera body or via software
  • Trigger from on-camera controls
  • Hardware trigger BNC
  • High Voltage (HV) trigger compatible
Timing and Synchronization
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • SMPTE time code support
  • Dedicated Trigger and Timecode In BNCs on camera body
  • Range Data input on S-model camera body (Fischer)
  • Programmable I/O ports includes adjustable (assign and define) signals including F-sync, strobe, event, trigger output, ready and more
  • Control and download connections
    • Gb Ethernet (standard);
    • 10Gb Ethernet (optional)
  • Fischer port on S-models; RJ45 port on L-models
Camera Control
  • On-Camera Controls (OCC)
  • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • 3G HD-SDI and HDMI on all VEO models.
  • Additional 3G HD-SDI BNC port on back.
  • Supports up to 1080p60.
  • PL-mount and Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) are standard
  • Canon EOS mount optional (compatible with Flex4K-style EOS mount).
  • F-mount optional (compatible with v-Series F-mount).
  • C-mount optional (VEO-4K specific)
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • White Balance
  • Pedestal
  • Tone curve
  • Filters
  • Color matrix
  • Image flip and rotate
  • Crop
  • Scale
Data Acquisition
  • National Instruments M- and X-Series DAQ modules with integrated support in PCC
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, Cine Compressed, 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, 16-32 VDC via primary power input.
  • 80 Watt 24V power supply included
  • Secondary power input, down to 12V via capture port on VEO4K-PL
Mechanical Specifications
  • Size (without lens): 5.0 x 5.5 x 6 inches (L x W x H); 12.7 x 14 x 15
  • cm
  • Weight: 6 lbs (2.5 kg)
Environmental Specifications
  • Operating Temperature: -10°C - +50°C
  • Phantom SDK
  • LabView
  • MatLab
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • SDI DIN Cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Canon EOS lens mount
  • F-mount
  • C-mount
Popular Accessories
  • Cine Essential kit with handle, riser, cheeseplates
  • V-Lock and Gold-mount side Battery mounts
  • Cameo VEObob for added power outputs and remote port
  • Case with custom foam
Case for Phantom Cameras and Accessories

Pelican Case for Phantom Camera and Acessories

Pelican 1510 case with handle and wheels - Black. Custom foam accommodates the Phantom camera with cables and small lens. 
Phantom VEO Handle

VEO Handle

Mounts directly to the top of Phantom VEO and VEO-E cameras with two 1/4x20 mounting points are included for attaching accessories like on-camera monitors or a small light. Comes with required hardware and attachment tool

Phantom VEO CAMEO Essential Mounting Kit

VEO CAMEO Essential Mounting Kit

The VEO Essential Mounting Kit includes the following cine-style components:  Cameo Handle, Cameo Riser, 2 Cheese plates, Rosette bar.  Components are also available separately.
Battery mount for Phantom VEO

Battery mount for VEO

12V Battery mount for Phantom VEO S-Model cameras.  Mounts to the side of camera using a cheese plate (included) and connects to Capture port on back of camera.  Compatible with common 12-14.4V batteries.  Available as V-Lock (pictured) and as Anton Bauer Gold mount.

Note: These are ONLY compatible with VEO S-model cameras (not VEO-L) 
Pickle Switch, 6' (2m) Cable

Pickle Switch, 6' (2m) Cable

Pickle Switch. Connect to the Trigger port on camera or Capture cable, breakout box or Mini-BOB for manually triggering a camera with the press of a button.
Miro J-Box Adapter cable

Miro J-Box Adapter cable

Adapter cable to connect Miro C321, C320, C210, VEO, Miro LC/R/M to system cable for use with Miro J-Box 2.0. 
Media and save times: The biggest difference regarding the workflow has to do with CineMag support. Flex4K cameras use CineMag IV media, which save at a rate of approximately 1GB per second. VEO S-models (including VEO4K-PL) use CFast media, which save Cine raw files at a rate of approximately 90 MB per second.

The CineMag IV supports Run/Stop mode (direct record to CineMag at lower frame rates) and playback of the files over HDSDI, which are not supported with the CFast card and VEO.

VEO cameras are available with 10Gb Ethernet, which is not available on the Flex4K camera body. 10Gb Ethernet can minimize the problem of the slower save times from RAM to the card. 10Gb Ethernet will offload files at speeds up to 400-500 MB/second, to an optimized computer system.

Video: Video output is another major difference, where the Flex4K supports dual-mode 4K video output (up to 2160 p30) the VEO4K only supports HD formats up to 1080 p60. There is no 4K video output on VEO. VEO does not support Versatile dual-HDSDI where there is one continuous live feed for monitoring. All video outputs mirror eachother on VEO. VEO4K does include an HDMI output, which is not available on Flex4K.

RAM: Flex4K is available with RAM up to 128 GB and VEO is available with RAM up to 72 GB

Size and weight: The VEO is substantially smaller and lighter, which is good news for specialty rigs and mounting.

Accessory power: The Flex4K has more integrated power outputs, including component viewfinder support and remote port for remote controls. All VEO cameras have one 12V accessory output (a 4-pin Hirose port) for small on-camera monitors and viewfinders. VEO-S cameras are compatible with the Cameo VEObob - an accessory that mounts to the side of the camera and brings the accessory outputs of the Flex4K to the VEO.
All VEO S-models, and VEO4K-PL model, include a secondary 12V battery input, which is accessed through the camera's capture port. VEO S-models consume maximum of 70 watts of power and VEO4K S and PL models consume closer to 75 watts of power per hour.

Vision Research offers 2 battery mounts including a V-Lock and an AB Gold mount which mount to the side of the camera and connect to the capture port. Vision Research also offers a short 12V XLR-4 pin cable for use with different battery mount solutions (including rail mount) with this part # VRI-CBL-VEO-S-12VBATT-0R2

Note: VEO L-models are not compatible with 12V batteries.

Alternatively, all VEO models are compatible with 24V batteries such as VCLX can be used with the XLR-3 battery cable that now comes with all VEO cameras (it is part of the power supply), and also available with this part # VRI-CBL-VEO-BATT-2
The Miro-JB-2 does support up to 4 VEO S-model cameras at a time. All 4 cameras can be powered and controlled together when connected to the Miro-JB-2. A programmable power supply is required to power up the Miro-JB-2 when used with VEOs.

Note: VEO L-model cameras are not compatible with the Miro-JB-2

VEO cameras are not compatible with earlier version of Junction boxes due to the camera’s power requirements.

While the Miro-JB-2 simplifies the connection, VEO cameras can also be synchronized using F-Sync and/or IRIG, and connected to PCC using a Gigabit Ethernet switch.
We test the ISO of every Phantom camera model to the industry standard ISO 12232. We use the SAT method which we believe is the best method for determining a sensor's sensitivity. The SAT method does not use gain to boost sensitivity. When using gain to increase sensitivity, you also boost the noise level. A gain adjustment to boost sensitivity is available on all Phantom cameras using image processing tools, if increased noise can be tolerated.

Per the spec, we will often publish both a Daylight (D) and a Tungsten (T) value because the source of illumination has a significant bearing on the result, particularly with monochrome sensors. When T or D is not specified, it can be assumed that the value published is the Daylight variant.

Please note that most modern Phantom cameras include Exposure Index control, which will boost the apparent ISO through the use of pre-defined tone curves that get applied to the raw images. The exposure index (EI) range is specified by Vision Research per camera model to ensure optimal image quality throughout the range.
We do not manufacturer specialized enclosures such as underwater housings directly. There are manufacturers of underwater housings on the market compatible with Phantom cameras. Here are a few examples:

Gates has a specialized housing for the Flex4K: https://www.gateshousings.com/flex-4k/

Nauticam has an underwater housing for the Phantom VEO (all S-model VEO) https://www.nauticam.com/

Prevco is a subsea engineering consultancy and manufacturer specializing in submersible pressure vessels, instrumentation housings, junction boxes, vent plugs, pressure relief valves and other accessories, also compatible with Phantom cameras

If you supply underwater housings or know of another supplier, please let us know so we can add to this list.
Most Phantom cameras come with a fixed amount of high-speed dynamic RAM. When the camera is in the pre-trigger mode (you've pressed "Capture" in the user interface), the camera is continuously recording images into that memory. When it gets to the end of memory, it cycles back to the beginning and continues recording, constantly overwriting itself – until the camera is triggered. This behavior is called "circular buffer recording".

What you end up actually saving in memory is a function of how you've set up your trigger. It can be set so that only frames that occur after the trigger are saved (100% post trigger). In this mode, once the trigger is pressed any images already in memory are overwritten and you record until memory is full, then it stops. If you set the trigger to stop the recording (0% post trigger) and save all frames up to the time of the trigger, the camera will simply stop recording upon the trigger and all the frames in memory before the trigger will be saved. Finally, you can set the trigger anywhere in the middle, for example having 90% of the recorded movie be what happens prior to the trigger and 10% after the trigger.
Yes you can!  Information on discontinued Phantom cameras is archived. Information on most legacy products can be found in the ‘Support by Model’ section at www.phantomhighspeed.com/support
The Phantom RCU is a legacy solution for Flex, Miro and v-Series models. The Bluetooth dongle that was designed for the RCU also works with the handheld PCU from AbelCine, which is also compatible with most modern Phantom cameras. The Bluetooth dongle is needed for wireless connectivity with the RCU or PCU and connects to Phantom cameras with a “Remote port” (v-Series, UHS and Flex cameras). Note that Miro and VEO camera models do not have a ‘Remote’ port directly on the camera body. However, VEO cameras can be connected using the CAMEO VEObob accessory.
There are two third-party solutions that Vision Research recommends highly because they work for ALL Phantom cameras over their Ethernet connection:
  • The Semote handheld remote controller includes a handheld unit and camera unit to transmit the signal. This device provides a connection up to approximately 30 meters.

  • The iPhantom app works on any Apple IOS device, and connects to any Phantom camera that has a WiFi router attached to the camera. This is particularly great for VEO S-model cameras (with firmware after version 106), because those cameras include a USB port for a USB WiFi dongle available from Vision Research.

We offer hands-on training for Phantom cameras at our Wayne, New Jersey facility. The two-day class has both lecture and labs for the best learning experience. This class is targeted at applications where the cameras will be used for scientific and engineering applications.
On-site training is available.

For customers outside of North America, who prefer local training, most of our International Sales Partners offer training courses tailored to your needs.

If your application is TV or Motion Picture production, consider training courses targeted at those applications from AbelCine, or other Phantom resellers around the world who focus on the "entertainment" market.
Yes. Look in the General Support Documents page for the CE Declarations here: phantomhighspeed.com/support
Vision Research welcomes slow motion videos from our industrial users as well as our entertainment customers. Submission is easy. Send us an email (phantom@ametek.com ) that explains what you’d like to share. In the body of the email give us all the details about your shoot, equipment used, workflow and anything else you think we need to know. We will send you a permission to use form to complete. This form gives us permission to use your footage and tells us how to credit your work. Once we get the completed form, we’ll work with you to get the footage (we prefer the original cine file). Then, we’ll post your high speed video in the Gallery and on our YouTube channel. Slow motion videos in our Gallery are rotated on a weekly basis and randomly chosen for inclusion into the Gallery.
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All Phantom v-Series cameras with the Airborne option (these are no longer shipping) are classified as ECCN 7A994.

All Phantom Miro Airborne and Miro Airborne HD cameras (these are no longer shipping) are classified as ECCN 9A991D.

Any Phantom camera with the FAST option installed (typically this gives you frame rates >= 1,000,000 fps and/or digital exposures < 1 microsecond) such as the Phantom v611, v711, VEO 710 and the Ultrahigh-speed 10, 11, and 12 Series are classified as ECCN 6A003 and are export controlled.

Cameras with ECCN 6A003 can only be exported to these countries with no license required (NLR):
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

All other countries require an export license.

All other Phantom cameras are classified as ECCN EAR99.

VEO4K Fire Breather

A single shot, captured at 1,000 fps on the VEO4K Footage by Stéphane Couchoud, France

VEO4K-S Left Side

VEO 4K Right Side

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VEO4K 990L & 990S

VEO 4K and PL

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