Phantom Flex 4K - highspeed digital cinema camera
Designed for the cinematographer, the Phantom Flex4K is a high-speed camera providing exceptional flexibility through its frame rate capabilities and by adapting to different shooting styles. The super-35mm 4K sensor provides sharp, detailed images with extremely low noise and high dynamic range. The Flex4K is capable of shooting from 15 frames-per-second (fps) up to 1,000 fps at 4K, and up to 2,000 fps at 2K/1080p.
The camera lets you customize the workflow that makes sense for your production. The Cine raw format ensures the fastest high-speed capture on set and maximum quality and versatility for post-production. Files are saved to the hot-swappable Phantom CineMag® IV (up to 2TB). The three main 3G HD-SDI video outputs support dual-link 4K video and advanced scaling when set to 1080p. Vision Research also has announced plans to introduce in-camera compression via a firmware update in early 2014.
The full-featured on-camera control interface eliminates the need to connect to a computer on set. All camera parameters can be set from the built in menu on the right side of the camera body, and controls for capture, playback, saving and monitoring can be found on both sides. Shortcuts are available for popular functions and multiple user presets exist to allow for a quick setup.
* Full resolution 4096 x 2304
* Up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160
* Phantom CineMag IV recording media (1TB & 2TB)
* 32GB or 64GB of internal memory
* Monitoring: Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, which can be configured as independent 4:4:4 1080p signals or used together to supply a dual-link 4K output while maintaining a live HD signal
* Viewfinder: A new, high-quality Phantom OLED HD Viewfinder is part of the system. Support for both component and HD-SDI-based viewfinders are included.
* Optional Integrated battery mount supporting industry standard batteries
* Lens mount: Interchangeable between PL and Nikon F/G standards – Canon EF coming soon
* 2x 12V and 2x 24V accessory outputs
* Both Mac and Windows based software for download and file conversion
Lessons in Lighting: lighting against hard daylight
Lighting against hard daylight can be a challenge for those filming on location. You need the right equipment to make it work.
In this video piece, using 2 lights: a dedolight DLED2 and a Felloni LED bicolour, we show how to turn a silhouette into a well-lit subject
Using Sony S-Log, to extend the dynamic range, and an Atomos Samurai Blade for ProRes (HQ) recording, the level of quality is lifted to produce a high quality result.
Furthermore, by using Coremelt’s plugin - SliceX - we able to create a mask around the sunbject and darken the backgrud behind the subject.
These techniques can make a big difference to improving the quality of your images.
Cineo lighting, TruColor: Remote Phosphor Lighting Technology
Since the introduction of digital lighting into film, television, and photography, color rendering has been an issue. The inherently discontinuous light spectra of traditional LED sources has made it difficult for a digital light to approach the color rendering quality of a black-body radiator like a tungsten filament.
The TruColor® series utilizes the latest advancement in lighting science, Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT), to eliminate those color-accuracy issues. Instead of relying on LEDs as a source of illumination, TruColor fixtures rely on a separate phosphor substrate to emit high-quality predictable light when excited by high-frequency wavelengths like blue LEDs. The result is a continuous linear spectrum unlike any other digital light developed for image capture.
Think of a remote phosphor array as you would a CRT screen found in legacy television sets. RPT employs a transparent surface onto which a special phosphor coating is applied. These phosphors are excited at two precise wavelengths, in this case with LEDs completely separated from the phosphor substrate, resulting in very stable high-CRI white light.
Color temperature remains consistent throughout the lifetime of the fixture, because the phosphors are not subject to heat degradation, unlike typical white LEDs. Color consistency fixture to fixture is also guaranteed, because it’s easier to accurately coat the phosphor “recipe” onto a substrate instead of directly onto a diode.
All products in the TruColor line employ RPT and are focused on attaining the highest quality light and utmost power efficiency.