Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has added a versatile video camera branded v1610, into its Phantom v-Series family. Unlike other high-speed cameras, Vision Research’s Phantom v1610 is capable of shooting video at 1,000,000 frames-per-second.
To do this you’ll have to lower the resolution to a pixel-tastic 128 x 16, but even at a full HD resolution of 1280 x 800 you can capture 16,000 fps, which will be plenty for most motion-slowing tasks. Utilizing Vision Research’s proprietary widescreen CMOS 35.8 x 22.4 mm sensor, the Phantom v1610 can save footage at the speed of 16 gigapixels per second. The sensor’s pixel size is 28 microns with 12-bit depth per pixel.
Phantom v1610 sports a host of essential signal connections on its back panel. The connections – dual power inputs, two DH-SDI ports, trigger, frame synchronization and timecode – are positioned in a way that users can easily manage them while shooting.
Ironically, you’ll have to control the thing with a fast finger. The maximum internal memory you can specify is 96GB. Shooting at full resolution and full speed, this will fill up in 4.19 seconds. This is why Vision Research has outfitted the v1610 with its CineMag interface for quick saving of high-speed shots to 256 GB or 512 GB external CineMag storage.
The Phantom v1610’s features include:
- Full resolution 1280 x 800 imaging
- 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 500 ns minimum exposure with FAST option
- Image-Based Auto-Trigger
- 24 GB, 48 GB, 96 GB high-speed internal RAM
- 10Gb ethernet port
- Internal mechanical shutter
- SMPTE & IRIG timecode, genlock, ready, and strobe outputs
- Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
- HD-SDI video outputs
- GPS input for GPS timing, latitude and longitude
- Nikon F-mount lens standard (Canon EOS mount, PL-, and C-mount optional)
- Dimensions: 12 x 7.5 x 7 inches (28 x 19 x 17.75 cm) without handle or lens; weight is 17.4 lbs (7.9 kg)
There is no word of the availability. However, the Phantom v1610 pricing will starting at $100,000. [Vision Research]