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First Glimpse at the Phantom Flex4k, a Full Production Machine Shooting 1,000FPS in 4k

Look out FT-ONE, you’ve got competition, and from somebody that you probably don’t want it from — as Vision Research unveils it’s latest high-speed marvel, the Phantom Flex4k, Mitch Gross over at AbelCine brings us the first look at the camera from NAB. Hit the jump to get the specs and to see the first footage captured with the camera:

Here’s the first footage from the camera, directed by Brendan Bellomo and shot by DP Gregory Wilson:


  • 1000fps in 4k (4096×2160) for ~5 seconds (64gb internal memory) / 3.2 minutes @ 24fps
  • Uncompressed RAW on CineMag IV cards, with optional compressed ‘industry standard codec’ (TBA)
  • Super 35 CMOS Sensor size, 4096×2304 (16:9)
  • 12+ stops of Dynamic Range
  • Optional 1920×1080 shooting mode in 23.976 with a Super 16mm sensor crop (up to 2,000 frames per second)
  • Lens mounts come in PL, PV, Nikon F/G & Canon EF
  • Weighs in at 13 lbs
  • ~$140,000 with a 2 Terabyte CineMag
  • Expected to be delivered by October, from AbelCine

Interestingly, Vision Research has designed this camera as a one-stop-shop with the option to shoot full HD up to 2,000 fps as well as high-speed in 4k, and as Mitch Gross explains in the video, it will have all the professional I/O and features you would expect from a full-fledged production camera. At $140,000, it’s a high-ticket item and will join the ‘rental-only’ club for most of us. What do you guys think of the footage? Share in the comments!

Thanks to Andrew Reid at EOSHD for the heads up, image courtesy of Matt Fredericks.

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