Phantom Flex4K Camera Shoots 1,000 Fps in HD

Posted on the 09 April 2013 by Panearth
Though not about panoramic photography I thought this one worth a mention. Phantom have launched their next generation of high speed video camera, the Flex4K. It is capable of capturing up to 1,000 frames per second (fps) HD footage at a resolution of 4096 x 2160. Showcase footage of a house fire shows of the stunning impact and potential of the camera.
- First footage from the new Phantom Flex4K - "Let me know when you see Fire" from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.
The film was made by Brendan Bellomo and cinematographer Greg Wilson
 using a prototype camera and working with the Hebron Fire Dept. and the Glastonbury Fire Dept. in Connecticut.

For the technical, this is a true 4K RAW camera capable of shooting 1,000 frames per second (fps) in 4096 x 2160 resolution. It can shoot anything from 23.98 fps up to 3,000 fps but at the higher end the resolution drops from 4096 x 2304 to 1280 x 720. At high speeds it shoots in 5 second bursts, which does not sound like a long time, but when replayed at 24 fps this extends to 3 minutes viewing.

Such a system does not come cheap, starting at £109,000 and rising to about $165,000 when all the extras are added on.

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