April 08, 2013 5:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
NAB: Phantom Camera Gets 4K Capabilities
Vision Research is previewing a digital high speed camera with 4K capabilities this week at the NAB Show. The Phantom Flex 4K—made with a 35mm format sensor—supports up to 4K resolution at up to 1,000 frames-per-second.
The body is expected to retail between $100,000-115,000 depending on memory configuration; fully equipped, Vision Research projects that the camera will come in around $150,000.
Filmmakers can use Phantom CineMag IV media to record raw and compressed formats from the camera. A Phantom CineStation IV is available for downloading the CineMag IV.
Weighing roughly 13 pounds, the camera will accept PL, Canon EF and Nikon F/G lenses.
At NAB, Vision Research will preview the Phantom Flex4K, though it will not have many of the features implemented. It will be able to demonstrate the record and playback capabilities at the various frame rates, the company said.
Over the summer, as features are implemented, the camera will be tested by cinematographers. Plans to start production and delivery of orders in the beginning of October.
Vision Research plans to start accepting pre-orders at $2500.