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Vision Research posts high-speed 4k video with Phantom Flex4K at 1000fps

By dpreview staff on Apr 9, 2013 at 19:33 GMT

High speed camera maker Vision Research has put together its first footage with the forthcoming Phantom Flex4K video camera. Capable of capturing up to 1000 fps at 4K resolution, the Flex4K features a 10MP Super-35 sensor, records either RAW or compressed footage and will come in PL, Canon EF and Nikon F/G mounts. For this video, NYC-based cinematographer Greg Wilson and director Brendan Bellomo captured the Hebron and Glastonbury Connecticut Fire Departments in action, highlighting the camera's slow motion capabilities.

High-speed footage shot with Phantom Flex4K

Comments

Total comments: 41
pgphoto_ca
By pgphoto_ca (Apr 10, 2013)

only $109,900 to $164,900 depending on camera and features

a take 2 please !

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jameshamm
By jameshamm (Apr 10, 2013)

1:10 - Aahh.

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Vitruvius
By Vitruvius (Apr 10, 2013)

So this is what city road crew workers would look like fighting a fire.... cool.

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Abaregi
By Abaregi (Apr 10, 2013)

Great video and Daft Punk just rules!

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Paul Guba
By Paul Guba (Apr 10, 2013)

I couldn't watch it without thinking of this.

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/81g5h3/chappelle-s-show-better-in-slow-motion

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DafO
By DafO (Apr 10, 2013)

4K footage hosted on Vimeo that can only do up to 1080 .....?

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Carl Abela
By Carl Abela (Apr 12, 2013)

You think if they did upload it in 4K it would have made a difference? Can your computer monitor display 4K resolution?

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Petka
By Petka (Apr 10, 2013)

Good enough for newspaper sports photographers to catch all possible moments and send a few million frames to the photo editor to choose from...

About the fire fighting technique: splashing water on the flames??? Have they never heard about minimum water high pressure spray method, minimizing the water damage (often worse than fire damage).

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thinkfat
By thinkfat (Apr 10, 2013)

Yeah, and what about that guy trying to gut himself when starting the chainsaw.

Cool, huh?

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Petka
By Petka (Apr 11, 2013)

I noticed that also, not like the safety manual tells you to do it. I have to admit all real men start chainsaws like that, me included...

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thinkfat
By thinkfat (Apr 11, 2013)

Might be okay for the garden variety

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janneman02
By janneman02 (Apr 15, 2013)

the way the structure looks in the outside , water damage is the least of your problems... This will make an excellent training video, our department is currently emphasizing not just learning from accidents and mistakes but also learning and awareness of "almost or near"accidents and mistakes....

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Younster10
By Younster10 (Apr 10, 2013)

awsome :-)

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dbo
By dbo (Apr 10, 2013)

Outstanding quality.
nothing else to be expected with htis equipment and the budget for the production.

For me personally at this moment I give a damn on professional 4k video.
I would love to buy a FHD camcorder that can capture up to 120 or better 240 fps.

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Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (Apr 10, 2013)

Wonderful, these days super slow-mo is about still angles of bicycles in mid air or random things blowing up, and all very uncreative and boring (and yet half the world sits through them like that's all there is). Here we go, real glorious use of high speed capture creating marvelous imagery, feels unreal and makes me want to go all out slow-mo too

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ikinone
By ikinone (Apr 10, 2013)

Having access to a rare situation and having a vast production team =/= being creative

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Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (Apr 11, 2013)

limitation is overcome with creativity, and that's what made the original Star Wars so great, the team were creative with everything they did and were initially on a shoe string budget with many problems.

That said though I didn't say this video was creative, but certainly isn't bland like a single angle shot of the whole scenario. Still takes the person behind the camera to get the right angles and composition to capture the worthy moments in an interesting way to the viewer. They may have access to grand resources and much talent, but who knows, did they have to be creative taking such equipment into a burning house, to get the pans up close, did someone put together a custom rig? Just because you have all the gear and people doesn't mean everything goes as planned, almost always there's a limitation or issue to overcome.

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unlearny
By unlearny (Apr 10, 2013)

gorg.

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GCHYBA
By GCHYBA (Apr 10, 2013)

How much?

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 10, 2013)

think everyone with a head-mounted version of the camera beam up Olympic games to youlive. when will that happen? 2020?

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unlearny
By unlearny (Apr 10, 2013)

Yawn. 8k will be better.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 10, 2013)

NHK pilot 8k broadcast is scheduled before the 2016 games.
think some cameras should be capable of 240 fps.
2024 should see them in mass prodution consumer products.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 10, 2013)

Capable of 1000fps... but I think this video was a fraction of that.
I'd love to see it at full throttle, recorded at 1Kfps, and played back at 60p... that would be real slow motion... and then played back in realtime speed, so as to get a comparison, to fully appreciate the capabilities.

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nicolaiecostel
By nicolaiecostel (Apr 9, 2013)

CGI much ?

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Iso1975
By Iso1975 (Apr 9, 2013)

Sorry, I fell asleep after watching 1 minute of everything moving so slow...

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Apr 10, 2013)

yes
i agree.
SPECIAL camera for VERY special needs....

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Virvatulet
By Virvatulet (Apr 9, 2013)

I have witnessed Art. What a beautiful technological showcase, indeed.

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photoaddict
By photoaddict (Apr 9, 2013)

how is that possible to have so much bandwidth at 1000 fps at 4K resolution?!?!

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Virvatulet
By Virvatulet (Apr 9, 2013)

Nowadays many things have become possible; often it's more about the readiness to invest in technology when it still is in its early stages.

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Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (Apr 10, 2013)

More than the readiness to invest, it's more about the readiness to be disappointed when you throw in 10~100K into a camera system that becomes obsolete 6 months later with even further advancements that trump your own system. Right now is the worst time to be making decisions on what to invest in next, the kid next door might be able to shoot his home videos with the latest and coolest camera, but wait a while and the next bigger and better version is out, and he won't be able to afford any of it....

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ARTASHES
By ARTASHES (Apr 9, 2013)

curious to know more about the sensor and if it has global shutter like recent Sony camera

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 10, 2013)

I don't know what a global shutter is,
but this is most certainly a fully electronic shutter.

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ARTASHES
By ARTASHES (Apr 10, 2013)

today's cameras with CMOS sensors use "rolling shutter" for videos which causes some distortion with fast moving object or when you moving fast the camera, that's somehow nasty especially for professional use, that problem can be solved with "global shutter"
both of them are electronic shutters

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5D3andSonyF55
By 5D3andSonyF55 (2 months ago)

As an owner of a Sony F55 with a global shutter, and an owner of a Canon 5D3 with rolling shutter- my guess is that at 1000 frames per second that the shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second would minimize the rolling shutter distortions anyway... but yes, global shutter does make a difference. Obviously I believe that or I would have saved the money and purchased an F5 instead of the F55

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eliaspt
By eliaspt (Apr 9, 2013)

The quality is outstanding!

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Richard Ettinger
By Richard Ettinger (Apr 9, 2013)

wow

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MajStriker
By MajStriker (Apr 9, 2013)

An entire movie shot in slow motion...who'd have though. OH wait...Mission Impossible 2!

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Apr 9, 2013)

very nice

sdyue

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canon20s
By canon20s (Apr 9, 2013)

And what about the Props to Daft Punk for the music??

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Clyde Thomas
By Clyde Thomas (Apr 9, 2013)

Those are the slowest fire fighters I've ever seen.

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thirup
By thirup (Apr 10, 2013)

Short. Precise. Humouristic.

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