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VRI Phantom Flex High Speed Digital Camera

Abel Code: phantomflex
Mfr. Code: VRI-FLEX-32GB-C
The Phantom Flex redefines the high-speed landscape, offering the greatest feature flexibility of any digital high-speed camera on the market. It is capable of recording 2,570 fps at 1920x1080.
Key Highlights
  • High-Speed Digital Camera
  • 2.5K 4MP CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 2,570 fps @ 1920 x 1080


The VRI Phantom Flex High-Speed Digital Camera offers an unprecedented degree of flexibility in all areas of high-speed image capture, and goes beyond HD to support 4-megapixel imaging, when the highest resolution is required. Depending on the shooting mode and resolution, the Flex is capable of shooting from 5 fps to over 10,750 fps.

The Phantom Flex offers two user-selectable shooting modes, each adapted to a particular shooting environment. In Standard Mode, the Phantom Flex is just like any other Phantom digital high-speed camera. Shoot at resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels at anywhere from 10 frames-per-second up to 1,455 frames-per-second (fps). Maximum speed increases as the resolution decreases – up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080, 5,350 fps at 1280x720, and 10,750 fps at 640x480.

In Phantom HQ Mode, Vision Research's proprietary image enhancement technology results in electronic image stability unprecedented in digital high-speed cameras: stable blacks, low noise, higher dynamic range, and repeatable shots over the full range of supported resolutions, frame rates and temperatures without the need for pre-shot black references. Maximum frame rates in HQ mode are about half those in Standard mode, which means that in HQ Mode Flex captures images at speeds up to 1,275 fps at 1920x1080 or 2,640 fps at 1280x720.

The Phantom Flex supports multiple workflows: a raw digital workflow, a video workflow, or combination of both for maximum control and flexibility.

With a video workflow, the Flex offers a video signal on the dual-link HD-SDI ports independent of the camera resolution. Set the resolution to 2560x1440 (16:9), and the camera will automatically scale the oversampled image when rendering the video signal. This technique increases the dynamic range in the video signal and virtually eliminates edge artifacts sometimes seen in other Bayer pattern cameras.

Phantom Flex accepts a wide range of industry standard lenses. 35mm (PL, Canon EOS, Nikon F Panavision), Super16m and 2/3" lenses are all compatible with the Flex.


  • Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode
  • 12-bit pixel depth
  • 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method)
  • HQ Mode provides ultimate in image stability under changing shooting conditions
  • Phantom CineMag compatible, CineMag interface has field-replaceable pin array
  • 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video (4:4:4 not available at 60fps video formats)
  • Global, electronic shutter to 1 μs (shutter angles in HQ mode dependent upon frame rate and resolution)
  • Multi-cine capable via segmented memory
  • Internal mechanical shutter for hands-free and remote Current Session References
  • On-camera controls for camera modes, settings, playback, edit & save
  • Frame synchronization to external signal, allows multiple cameras to be synchronized – essential for stereo 3D recording
  • 12V DC, 1.5A auxiliary power outputs for powering external devices
  • External trigger signal on camera connector panel and both 12VDC power ports
  • Genlock for synchronizing video playback – essential for 3D video workflows

NOTE: Contact your AbelCine Rental Agent to specify camera lens mount requirements, and for details on CineMag memory availability.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Phantom Flex 32GB HD Digital Cinema Camera.


Key Highlights

  • High-Speed Digital Camera
  • 2.5K 4MP CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 2,570 fps @ 1920 x 1080
  • 12 bit pixel depth
  • 1200 ISO (ISO 12232 SAT method)
  • Interchangeable Lens Mount


Output Connector/Port:
1 x BNC - Dual-link HD-SDI
1 x Viewfinder - Component


Input Voltage:
100-240V AC
Power Input:
2 x DC
Power Output:
2 x Fischer 4-pin - 12V DC (1.5A) Aux ports (with trigger signal available)
Power Adapter:
220W Power Supply


Internal Memory:
32GB - High-Speed RAM
Max Record Time:
5.1 seconds in HQ mode - 10.3 seconds at 1000 fps, 12-bit depth, 1920 x 1080 resolution and into 32 GB of internal memory (Standard mode)

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Type:
Sensor Dynamic Range:
54.6 dB
Sensor Dimensions:
25.6mm x 16mm - 10 µm pixel size


# Media Slots:
Camera Features:
On-Camera Controls
Ethernet Interface:
Gb Ethernet for both control and data
Native ISO:
Exposure Mode:
1 µs minimum exposure in Standard mode
Exposure range in HQ mode is dependent upon frame rate
Shutter Type:
Global electronic shutter
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