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This is part of our behind-the-scenes series on a slow-motion, live-burn fire shoot shot on a Phantom Flex4K.

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Nothing in the room above is actually on fire. Nor is there any CGI. Nor was there a big budget or a huge team — just a few filmmakers with a prototype Phantom Flex 4K camera and a goal of filming a tracking shot through a room on fire… without actually setting it on fire. Here’s how director Brendan Bellomo and DP Greg Wilson set a room ablaze virtually using The Foundry Nuke in the Flex4K promo Let Me Know When You See Fire. More »

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This is part of our behind-the-scenes series on a slow-motion, live-burn fire shoot shot on a Phantom Flex4K.

If there’s one indelible image from 1991′s firefighting actioner Backdraft, it’s the sight of flames licking out menacingly from underneath a door. It may be that the folks on Backdraft staged and filmed the effect as it happened for real, but on the short Phantom Flex4K promo Let Me Know When You See Fire, director Brendan Bellomo and DP Greg Wilson came up with a creative way of achieving the same effect without actually setting a room on fire — or being in a room at all. Check out this ingenious way of achieving the effect: More »

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This is the first of our behind-the-scenes series on the slow-motion, live-burn fire shoot Let Me Know When You See Fire, shot on a Phantom Flex4K.

When you’re recording 16GB a second — yes, I said sixteen gigabytes — you’re only going to be able to capture a few sections of action at a time. This is the price we pay for having amazing cameras like the Phantom Flex4K, which shoots 1,000 FPS at full 4K resolution. You’d better get your staging, choreography, and framing right at these data rates! More »

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Phantom Flex_01Back in April, Vision Research’s Phantom Flex4K prototype previewed at NAB, boasting specs like 4K at up to 1000fps, uncompressed RAW recording, high dynamic range thanks to its Super 35 CMOS sensor size, and high-definition image quality through a wide range of frame rates. Now, with the Phantom’s award-winning technology, the production version of the high-speed digital cinema camera has been unveiled at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam, and with it, some great videos demonstrating what it is capable of. More »

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The Phantom Flex4K is the upgraded version of Vision Research’s Flex high-speed monster, designed to be production-ready with form factor improvements, audio options, and the ability to record to compressed formats. Check out the pyromaniac-friendly debut short and our interview, co-presented with FreshDV: More »

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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: More »