Aerospace and defense research often requires high-speed imaging—for example, to “slow down” the motion of a propeller or other moving part for analysis. The Phantom Flex4K-GS is a high-speed digital camera from Vision Research with the capability to record even the fastest-moving mechanical parts to better understand the motion. The camera is based on a 35-mm, 9.4-Mpixel sensor with a global shutter. It provides 4 kpixel (4K) vertical resolution at 1,000 frames per second and can capture images that have been exposed for only 5 µs. The global shutter ensures that every pixel is exposed to light at the same time, for timing precision throughout each frame.
“The camera brings pixel resolution to the forefront, allowing for incredibly fine detail and improved visibility of phenomena and measurements,” said Vision Research Product Manager Toni Lucatorto. The camera is available with 64 or 128 GB random access memory (RAM) and works with CineMag IV nonvolatile memory magazines for fast data transfer. It can save uncompressed raw video or compressed video in the Apple ProRes 422 HQ video format. The camera is also fully compatible with the firm’s Phantom PCC software and can be synchronized and used with other of the company’s Phantom cameras.