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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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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 »

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All the way back in July, we told you about a contest that AbelCine was running in partnership with Vision Research. That contest, the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge, focused on contestants coming up with new and creative uses for high-speed photography, and they’ve now selected five finalists from a group of a few hundred applicants. The winner will be announced on March 1st, but you can watch all five of the short films right now embedded below. More »

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When you need extreme slow motion, Vision Research is still the name most trust. The Phantom Miro line is a new compact version of their camera system, and there’s even a contest going right now to win your very own worth tens of thousands of dollars (though applications have closed). Fiction, a visual agency specializing in original content, took the Phantom Miro M320S for a spin with the famous watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher, and documented the entire process. Here is the final product: More »

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It’s almost not funny now — it seems like every few days a new camera is introduced (or at least rumored). Vision Research, the company famous for its high-speed cameras, has introduced a new model in its lower-priced (considering) and smaller-sized Miro line, the easy-to-remember LC320S. For starters, it can record up to 1,540fps at 1080p, which is nothing short of astounding if you’ve ever seen it on a large screen. It’s quite a different experience seeing 240fps at 1080p with the Sony FS700 and then seeing Phantom footage at over 1,000fps (or more). Mitch Gross over at AbelCine has a very nice introduction video we’ve embedded below. More »

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High quality slow motion is finally in the hands of the masses thanks to Sony’s new FS700, but if you’re looking for the ultimate slow motion camera, it’s probably going to have the name Phantom in front of it. Vision Research’s Phantom cameras are synonymous with slow motion, and we’re not talking hundreds of frames per second — many are capable of thousands of frames per second. Now, you have an opportunity to not only make a short film with one, but possibly win your very own Phantom Miro M320S package (capable of 1,540 fps at 1080p) worth tens of thousands of dollars thanks to Vision Research and AbelCine. Check out the details of the competition below. More »

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Not to be outdone by the recent Sony announcement of the high-fps FS700, Vision Research is rolling out a brand new camera that should fit a little better in your hands, and in your budget. The Phantom Miro M320S is an update to their Miro line, and with it comes 1540 frames per second at 1920 x 1080. The sensor inside is slightly bigger than the RED Epic, so full frame field-of-view lenses will prevent any vignetting in the corners at 1080 or 1200. More »

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When releasing a pro video camera these days, 1080p at 60 frames per second seems to be some sort of feature tipping point. The $15k (roughly) Sony F3 and Canon C300 can’t do it, but the $5k Sony FS100 and AF100 can. The RED SCARLET-X can do it provided you take into account a 3.2X crop factor. But if slow-motion is really important to you, Vision Research’s new compact Miro line of camcorders (their Phantom camera is a larger, more fully-featured cinema camera) go all the way up to 650,000 frames per second. Even without dropping the resolution, the M310 (there are three models) reaches 3,200 FPS at 1080p, for an insane datarate of 3.2 Gigapixels/second. The Miro cameras do everything in slow motion except drain your wallet: the cams will start at $25k. More »