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Miro LAB 3a10

The Phantom Miro LAB 3a10 delivers 1 Mpx images in a square 35mm format.  This enhances usable area when working with microscopes by allowing the entire circular space to be seen with the most resolution possible.

  • 1,850 fps at 1280 x 1280
  • ISO Ratings:
    • Mono 5000 D
    • Color 1250 D
  • 12 GB RAM

The Phantom Miro LAB 3a10 has 3 Gpx throughput to deliver the special 1 Mpx square imaging. Like other Miro cameras the lab 3a10 has interchangeable lens mount options to accommodate Nikon, PL, C, and Canon EF (with electronic control) lenses.

The small body design is extremely lightweight weighing approximately 3 lbs (1.4 kg) and is available in two styles. The LAB style has simplified connectivity for software-based image capture.

Key Features:

  • LAB style with simple connectivity
  • Includes:
    • Internal capping shutter
    • External trigger button
    • Easy access to hardware signals
  • Cine Raw file format

What’s in the box?

  • Power supply with XLR extender
  • Ethernet Cable
  • BNC cables (LAB only)
  • Printed manual
  • Phantom PCC software
Resolution FPS
1280 x 1280 1,850
1280 x 1024 2,310
1024 x 1024 2,780
1280 x 800 2,950
1280 x 720 3,280
896 x 720 4,390
640 x 480 8,450
512 x 512 9,290
384 x 288 19,400
256 x 256 27,200
128 x 128 66,600
128 x 64 114,700
12 x 8 311,000
Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available.
Short Description
  • The 3a10 camera, currently only available in the LAB style, is an "alternate" 1Mpx camera to the Miro 310. It provides a 1280 x 1280 resolution sensor with 10 µm pixels. Some applications benefit from smaller pixel sizes, and this camera is targeted at those applications. Actually a 1.6 Mpx camera, it can take up to 1850 fps at full resolution.
  • 3.2 Gpx/s
  • Maximum speed at full resolution of 1280 x 1280 is 1850 fps
  • Maximum speed at reduced resolution of 64 x 8 is 325,000 fps
  • Minimum frame rate is 24 fps
  • Minimum shutter speed is 1 microsecond
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 1280 x 1280 pixels
  • 10 µm pixel size
  • 12.8 mm x 12.8 mm
  • 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 5,000D; 12,500T
  • ISO Color 1,250D; 1,600T
  • TE cooled
  • CAR in 64 x 8 increments
  • Fill factor: 70%
  • Dynamic range: 55 dB
  • Read out noise at 21.6°C (typical): 21e-
  • Full well capacity (typical): 12100e-
  • 1 µs minimum exposure
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
  • Auto Exposure
  • Shutter Off mode for PIV applications
  • 6GB, 12GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineFlash support
Record Times
  • 2.6 seconds at maximum frame rate, 12-bit depth, largest resolution into maximum internal memory
Special Features
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Continuous recording
  • Memory gate
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp
  • IRIG In (modulated or unmodulated)
  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure
  • 1.4µs straddle time
  • Burst mode
  • Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image Based Auto Trigger standard
  • Trigger from software
  • Hardware trigger BNC
Timing and Synchronization
  • 20ns timing accuracy
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG In (modulated or unmodulated)
  • I/O-1 can be assigned FSYNC, Event, Strobe or Memgate; I/O-2 can be assigned Ready or Strobe: IRIG-in and Trigger have dedicated BNCs
  • (There is no analog video on this camera)
  • Gb Ethernet for control and data
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control software (PCC)
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • No video out
  • The following mounts are available:
  • Canon EOS
  • Nikon F-mount, support F & G style lenses
  • Nikon F mount adapter (allows the use of F-mount lenses on EOS mount)
  • 1" C-mount
  • PL-mount
Data Acquisition
  • Native Support in PCC
  • for National Instruments
  • X- and M-Series
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
  • 12 - 28 VDC, 65 W
  • 100 - 240 VAC power supply included
Mechanical Specifications
  • See The Downloads Below
Environmental Specifications
  • See The Downloads Below
  • Phantom SDK
  • LabView
  • MatLab
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • BNC cables
  • PCC software
  • 120GB or 240GB CineFlash with Dock
Popular Accessories
  • Additional CineFlash modules
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.
Pelican Case 1510 with Padded Dividers

Pelican Case 1510 with Padded Dividers

The Pelican 1510 is the perfect size for Miro midsize models plus common accessories. This case has wheels, and comes with an adjustable padded-divider set to accommodate various configurations while protecting your valuable equipment during shipping, storage and travel.
Phantom CineFlash Media

Phantom CineFlash Media

Removable CineFlash media compatible with all Phantom Miro M, Miro R, Miro LC and Miro LAB camera models. Available in 120GB and 240GB sizes.
Phantom CineFlash Dock

Phantom CineFlash Dock

Phantom CineFlash Dock with ESATA and USB3 Connection to PC.
Kit includes power supply, ESATA cable and USB3 cables

There are only a few changes, but they are important. First, we’ve added a door to cover the CineFlash slot. This makes the camera more compatible with harsh environments and outdoor applications. We’ve also added our internal mechanical shutter as a standard component. This allows for remote and/or automatic black referencing, ensuring optimal image quality on each shot. Adding this shutter leads to the next difference: the shock rating with the shutter is now 30Gs which is lower than the shock spec on the older R-Series.

If you plan to use the new R-Series cameras in a high-shock application (such as crash test), you’ll want to have the internal mechanical shutter removed—there is an option you can select when you order the camera that will do this. Without the shutter, the shock rating is 100Gs. The camera retains the highly rugged metal body along with CineFlash system compatibility and battery operation.

There is one main difference between the two Miro LC versions.  The newer LCxx1 camera models use a 4.3” multi-touch surface capacitive touchscreen.   The original LCxx0 cameras used a 4” capacitive touchscreen.  They are similar, but the newer screens incorporate newer technology that will provide improved touch accuracy and better handheld performance. 

The other difference is the lack of physical buttons on the LCD window – one button was used to re-set the menu, which is no longer needed with the newer screens.  Just tap the center of the screen to bring up the menu.  The second button moved the on-screen menu display from the LCD panel to an external monitor (over SDI or NTSC/PAL).  This functionality still exists by using two fingers to expand the display off the screen and two fingers to bring the display back onto the side LCD screen.

Otherwise, all specs and menu options are exactly the same between the two versions. 

The Miro LAB is designed for office-like environments such as you’d see in many laboratories, classrooms, etc. So, the LAB uses industry standard connectors for Ethernet and I/O instead of the more ruggedized custom connectors found on the M-, R-, and LC-Series.

Also, in an office-like environment, there is good assurance of reliable AC power, so we have eliminated the battery backup feature on the LAB-Series. Finally, since the camera is always used in a computer-tethered workflow, there is no need for a video monitor or remote control access. Otherwise, it inherits all the features and proven design of the Miro Family of cameras.

Yes! However, unlike the other Miro Family members, a CineFlash and CineFlash Dock do not come bundled with the camera. A kit containing these items is available as are individual items as needed.

We have feedback from customers about the need for a 1 megapixel camera with smaller pixels than the 20 micron pixels on the LAB310. Smaller pixels have advantages in some applications. So, we invented an “alternate” (thus the “a”) 1 Mpx camera.

The LAB3a10, in fact, is a 1.6 Mpx camera with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1280. The square aspect ratio is also an advantage in many imaging applications. Now, you can choose whichever 1 Mpx camera best meets your needs. Your sales representative can give you more details about the advantages and disadvantages of large versus small pixels.

Sensor coverage will only be a consideration if you have a C-mount on the camera. The other mounts—Canon EOS, Nikon F and PL, support 35 mm lenses and cover the sensor easily. However, a standard 1” C-mount lens may vignette, especially at shorter focal lengths.

We recommend the use of a 4/3” C-mount lens with the LAB3a10 when equipped with a C-mount. We have a selection of five different focal length 4/3” lenses from KOWA available. These and other 4/3” C-mount lenses are readily available from a variety of sources.
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.
Miro LAB 3a10 Right Side

Miro LAB Right

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Miro LAB 3a10 Rear With Battery

Miro LAB with Battery

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Miro LAB 3a10 Rear

Miro LAB Rear

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Miro LAB 3a10 Back Side

Miro LAB Back

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