Phantom Flex 4k
Designed with the Cinematographer in mind, the Phantom Flex 4k can adapt to different shooting styles and scenarios with ease. The Super-35mm 4k sensor provides extremely low noise and high dynamic range, producing sharp detailed images at 1000 frames per second in full 4096×2160 4k resolution, or nearly 2000fps in HD.
Ideal for post production versatility when used in the Cine Raw format, the Phantom Flex 4k captures 12 bit colour making chroma keying as easy and accurate as possible. The Phantom Flex 4k can also shoot Apple ProRes 422 HQ for when turn around time and minimal post expenditure are priorities.
Black Flag TV Ltd have the largest capture capacity available at 128GB per shot, that’s ten seconds of realtime action at 1000fps giving over six minutes of playback! More than enough to ensure you’ve captured the moment.
The internal recordings can be saved to our 2TB Cinemags enabling more than 15 full takes, or many more smaller takes, to be stored on board before being swapped out for ingest enabling the shoot to keep moving and minimising on-set delays.
The Phantom Flex 4k can be run entirely from the on-camera control interface, or wirelessly by a Black Flag TV tech from virtually any range using our unique bridge system, freeing you from cables and clutter. Our cutting edge offload systems achieve a sustained write speed of 1400MB per second, which means we can back-up and off load Cinemags quicker and safer than ever before accelerating workflow and minimising delays.
Our Flex 4k packages are available for dry hire or with our exceptional crew. The packages can be tailored to suit you, from use as a barebones spare, to a full shooting package including lenses and an underwater housing.
- Slow motion filming, high speed camera, HFR recording.
- The Phantom Flex4K digital cinema camera records up to 1,000 fps at 4K resolution, provides exceptional image quality and offers production-friendly features like auxiliary power outputs and a full-featured on-camera control interface.
- Full resolution 4096 x 2304
- Up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160
- Phantom CineMag IV recording media (2TB)
- Cine Raw and Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording formats at full resolution
- 128GB of internal memory
- Monitoring: Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, which can be configured as independent 4:4:4 1080p signals or used together to supply a dual-link 4K output while maintaining a live HD signal
- Integrated battery mount supporting v-mount 26v industry standard batteries or 3-pin xlr external power input.
- Lens mount: PL
- 2x 12V and 2x 24V accessory outputs
- Both Mac and Windows based software for Cine download and file conversion.
- CMOS sensor
- 4096 x 2304 pixels
- 6.75 µm pixel size
- 27.6 mm x 15.5 mm
- Super-35mm; 31.7mm diagonal
- Super-16mm format at 1920 x 1080
- Base ISO Color 200D; 250T
- Exposure index range 250-1250
- Recommended EI 800-1000 Color
- Base ISO Monochrome 800D; 2000T
- Exposure time (shutter speed): 5µs to 1/frame rate
- Can be set in degrees or microseconds (µs)
- 1-millisecond progressive scan (aka rolling) shutter
- 8 Gpx/second.
- Max speed at full resolution of 4096 x 2304 is 940 fps
- At 4096 x 2160 max speed is 1000 fps
- At 2048 x 1080 max speed is 1977 fps
- At 1280 x 720 max speed is 2932 fps
- Cine raw and Apple ProRes 422 HQ CineMag recording
- PCC Cine file conversion to: Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, h.264 mp4, Apple ProRes .mov, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, Uncompressed QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX
- 128GB high-speed internal RAM
- CineMag IV for non-volatile storage (2TB)
- 10 seconds at 1000 fps, 4096 x 2160 resolution and into 128 GB of internal memory
- 1 second realtime = 40 seconds playback at 1000fps (25p)
- 2TB CineMag IV holds 2 hours of 4K Cine raw playback at 24p
- 2TB CineMag IV holds over 4 hours of 4K ProRes HQ playback at 30p
- Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, supporting dual-link 4K video and simultaneous live monitoring / playback
- HD-SDI can switch between Rec709 and Log
- Supports both HD-SDI and component based viewfinders
- Standard internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
- Secondary IP address
- Segment memory for multi-cine acquisition
- Field-based firmware upgrade capable
- Several mounting holes for accessories on camera body
- 4x 3G HD-SDI output BNCs (one reserved for viewfinder)
- 1x 3G HD-SDI return BNC, supports Genlock
- Sync connector for Trigger, time code, F-sync, AES/EBU Audio (via MiniBob or Capture cable)
- Remote (RCU) port
- Component viewfinder port
- Four Aux ports for power and trigger
- (2x 12VDC and 2x 24V)
- Gb Ethernet for both control and data
- 10Gb Ethernet on CineStation IV
Here are some amazing examples of Phantom footage from film makers around the world to showcase what you could do. As most of the work we do at Black Flag TV Ltd is sensitive and confidential to our clients we don’t post it here until long after broadcast. More from us will be coming soon.
This is a sample of what Zero Gravity might look like on earth. This was originally supposed to be a test shoot to get familiar with the Phantom 4k Flex but we couldn’t resist shooting something more than just test footage.
PCC 2.7 User Interface Part 1
PCC 2.7 User Interface Part 2
PCC 2.7 App Preferences Part 1
PCC 2.7 App Preferences Part 2
PCC 2.7 Capturing a Cine Part 1
PCC 2.7 Capturing a Cine Part 2
PCC 2.7 Reviewing a Cine
PCC 2.7 Editing & Saving a Cine
Saving To Flash Memory (Manually) Part 1
Saving To Flash Memory (Auto Save) Part 2
Saving To Flash Memory (Direct to Cinemag) Part 3
PCC 2.7 Using Image Search to Find an Event
Performing File Conversions Part 1
Performing File Conversions Part 2
Performing File Conversions Part 3
Image Based Auto Trigger (IBAT)
The Sony PXW-FS7 is an incredibly adaptable unit able to transform quickly from a lightweight, gimbal mounted 4k camera to a full ENG shoulder mount rig. It’s adaptability doesn’t stop with form though, with the addition of the XDCA unit it’s functions change allowing you to record natively in ProRes codecs on the internal memory cards or output Raw to an external recorder increasing the already impressive 150fps high speed recording rate to over 200fps HFR.
Raw recording on an Odyssey 7Q+ from convergent design enables detailed chroma key shots for VFX, or you could simply relax shooting in Prores for over 10 hrs uninterrupted on SSD cards.
Sony’s E-mount lens system allows use of the versatile 28-135mm servo zoom lens which, for HD shoots can be doubled using the centre scan option giving an impressive 28-270mm from a single lens. EF, PL and B4 mount lenses can also be fitted using appropriate adapters.
The camera can be powered by the Sony BPU batteries, by industry standard V-Mount batteries attached to the XDCA or by an XLR input.
4k Super 35mm sensor
14 stops of exposure latitude deliver powerful grayscale rendition without crushing shadow detail or blowing out highlight detail.
ISO 2000 sensitivity enables you to shoot well after sunset, without tons of lighting and grip.
4K resolution. The sensor incorporates 11.6 million total pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels to deliver full 4K resolution. Even if you’re delivering in HD, your recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors cannot see.
Sony Exmor® CMOS design makes for extremely fast readout, contributing to frame rates of up to 180 fps and minimized image skew.
|Mass||Approx 2.0 kg (body only) Approx. 4.5 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D) *1||156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)|
|Power Requirements||DC 12 V|
|Power Consumption||Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C 32°F to 104°F|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to +60°C -4°F to +140°F|
|Battery Operating Time||Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device) Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device) Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)|
|Recording Format (Video)||XAVC-I mode: 4K 59.94P VBR, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode: 4K 50P VBR, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode: 4K 29.97P VBR, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode: 4K 23.98P VBR, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode: 4K 25P VBR, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC|
|Recording Format (Video)||XAVC-I mode:QFHD 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:QFHD 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:QFHD 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:QFHD 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:QFHD 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:HD 50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:HD 50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-I mode:HD 29.97P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4|
|Recording Format (Video)||XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 35 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC|
MPEG HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL Apple ProRes 422 HQ: VBR, maximum bit rate 220Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit ProRes 422*2
|Recording Format (Audio)||LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)|
|Recording Frame Rate||XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840×2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-I HD mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840×2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-L 35 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-L 25 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50i
MPEG HD422 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
|Imaging Device (Type)||Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS|
|Effective Picture Elements||17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V) 16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)|
|Built-in Optical Filters||Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND|
|Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)||Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 2000(S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)|
|Minimum Illumination||0.7 lx (+18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4)|
|S/N Ratio||57 dB (Y) (typical)|
|Shutter Speed||1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec|
|Slow & Quick Motion Function||XAVC-I mode 3840×2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P) XAVC-I mode 1920×1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P) XAVC-L mode 3840×2160：1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P) XAVC-L mode 1920×1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)|
|White Balance||Preset, Memory A, Memory B(1500K-50000K)/ATW|
|Gain||-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC|
|Audio Input||XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu|
|SDI Output||BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMTPE292M/424M/425M|
|USB||USB device, mini-B (x1)|
|Headphone Output||Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω|
|DC Input||DC jack|
|Remote||Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)|
|HDMI Output||Type A (x1)|
|Option||4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)|