The Phantom v1212 is the “no-nonsense workhorse” of the Ultrahigh-speed Series with 12 Gpx per second throughput. The v1212 delivers high sensitivity at respectable speeds. The camera carries all the features expected in the Ultrahigh-speed family.
The Phantom v1212 ultrahigh-speed camera has 12 Gpx per second throughput with full resolution frame rates of up to 12,600 fps. Reducing the resolution will allow for up to 551,700 fps and with the optional FAST mode* the camera is capable of up to 820,500 fps.
The v1212 has the same ease-of-use found in other members of the Ultrahigh-speed family, from 10Gb Ethernet standard for fast data transfer to multiple connections for flexible signaling and control.
High frame rates create extreme amounts of data. The v1212 is compatible with both the CineMag IV and CinMag V systems so data storage issues are not a concern. The internal shutter allows for hands-free black references to ensure image quality.
*The FAST option is export controlled. To learn more go to www.phantomhighspeed.com/news/whoweare/export
|1280 x 800||12,600|
|1280 x 720||14,000|
|1024 x 512||23,400|
|640 x 480||34,700|
|512 x 384||49,600|
|256 x 256||103,600|
|256 x 128||193,900|
|128 x 64*||415,500|
|128 x 32*||653,000|
|128 x 16*||820,500|
To minimize noise and maximize image quality on any digital high-speed camera, it is important to control the sensor temperature. By keeping the sensor at a fixed temperature, you will get better, more repeatable images. For many years, Vision Research has used thermo-electric (TE) coolers based on the Peltier effect to control sensor temperature. The sensor die is attached to the TE cooler and by monitoring the temperature of the sensor, the camera can supply more or less power to the TE cooler to adjust the temperature.
The TE cooler is typically bonded to a heat sink cooled by an active fan-based cooling system.
This technology is used on the v2512, v2012, v1612 and v1212. However, these cameras run so fast, that additional cooling technology is employed. On these cameras the sensor die is attached to the TE cooler, which in turn is bonded to a copper heat sink which has heat pipes attached. The heat pipes carry excess heat away from the sensor area toward the sides of the camera where heat is removed using dual fans.
The heat pipe is a copper tube that is filled with a liquid under low pressure. One end of the heat pipe is bonded to the source of heat, in this case the copper heat sink. The other side is bonded to a heat sink which is fan cooled. Liquid in the heat pipe moves toward the source of heat through capillary action. When it gets to the hot side of the pipe, it will turn to vapor and circulate back to the cool side where it gives up heat and turns back into liquid. The process then repeats.
Yes, a copper UTP 10Gbase-T Ethernet interface is standard on all UHS cameras and the CineStation IV. When optimized, this allows for cine downloads at speeds more than 5X faster than the standard Gb Ethernet interface.
While any compatible 10GBASE-T interface card installed in a PC should work, we have been using and recommending the Intel X540-T1 and X540-T2 cards. Be sure the latest Intel drivers are installed, and the appropriate network address is assigned to it (For example, IP 172.16.0.1 and Subnet 255.255.0.0) Also, ensure either the Phantom 10G Network driver is installed.
Vision Research provides a ruggedized connector carrier to be used when connecting a standard CAT6 or CAT6A Ethernet cable between the camera and the interface card. The customer must supply the appropriate cable.
A CAT6A or CAT7 cable is recommended and gives you a maximum 100m distance between the camera and the interface card. (A CAT6 cable is limited to 50m.)
Yes. In fact, there is a viewfinder port on the camera that will supply video and power to a viewfinder or monitor.
Vision Research offers a component viewfinder cable which can be used to power an on-camera monitor or viewfinder that has an XLR4 power input. YPBPR Component video is also provided. This cable’s part # is VRI-CBL-YPRPB-P65-0R8All UHS-12 digital cameras come with a 280W power supply, providing ample power for a camera with maximum 288GB memory, a 2TB CineMag, and the viewfinder.
Yes. You need to order the optional Canon EOS lens mount and use it with one of the tested and supported lenses (see FAQ). The part number is: VRI-MNT-EOS-VSERIES.
No. We've been able to achieve these rates of speed without the use of such technology.