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Phantom Miro M320S & LC320S For Ultra High-Speed Recording
They may look small, but Vision Research’s Phantom Miro M320S & LC320S high-speed cameras have features and performance that surpass the industry’s most powerful camera systems…

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hantom cameras are known in the TV and motion picture industry as the go-to solution for ultra high-speed recording. Based on the same awardwinning technology, US-based Vision Research recently added the Miro M & LC series as the newest members to their extensive Phantom high-speed product line. This new Phantom Miro M & LC product family includes eight unique camera models that vary in resolution and maximum throughput, and which are customisable to a variety of applications. The flagship model is the Miro 320S, which has a top pixel resolution of 1920x1200, and frame rates up to 1,380 frames-persecond (fps). These cameras are based on a 35mm, 12-bit CMOS sensor that offers excellent light sensitivity. When the resolution is dialled down the Miro 320S can capture more than 1,500 fps at full HD 1080p resolution, or over 3,200 fps at 720p. The Miro 320S is available in two models, the original M320S and newer LC320S, which includes a flip-out LCD touch screen for oncamera monitoring and control. At 3 lbs (1.4kg) and with their compact size, these cameras can be mounted practically anywhere. The cameras are available with a variety of lens mounts, including Canon EOS, PL and Nikon. The EOS mount enables

the use of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, which can be controlled from a Remote Control Unit, Phantom PCC software or an aperture ring directly on the mount.

Remote control of aperture and focus is a huge benefit when cameras are remotely located and/or difficult to reach. The touchscreen menu system on the Miro LC320S is intuitive and easy to use. The camera’s resolution, frame rate and exposure time can be dialled in and then saved as a user preset for easy access in the future. When powered by a standard Sony BP-U battery, the Miro LC320S becomes a truly portable all-in-one camera perfect for taking along to

Destin Sandlin’s ‘Smarter Every Day

remote locations where larger camera systems would be impossible. The Miro LC320S is so fast and easy to set up, complete with user presets and intuitive controls, that the camera operator can power it up and be ready to shoot in less than a minute with the touch of a button. High-speed expert and creator of the video blog ‘Smarter Every Day’, Destin Sandlin, recently captured some breath-taking wildlife footage with the Miro LC320S in South America. Destin noted that “When you stop and realise that the footage was shot in the wild 40 miles from the nearest power line, off hand with 30 seconds notice, it gets very exciting”. That kind of remote access and fast workflow would not be possible without the camera’s unique CineFlash storage technology. Footage is first captured on up to 12GB of internal RAM, which can be reviewed immediately via HD-SDI, or right on the built-in LCD screen in the case of the LC320S. Choose the portion of the video to be saved and download to the internal Phantom CineFlash drive, which is hot-swappable and available in sizes up to 240GB. Once the save is complete, the camera can be rearmed and the next shot captured. When the CineFlash drive is full it can be replaced with a new one to keep shooting. The footage can be quickly downloaded over the CineFlash Dock’s eSata connection which is compatible with both Mac and PC. Footage can also be downloaded via the Phantom

The LC320S powers up in under 60 seconds

PCC software over the camera’s Ethernet port. Uncompressed Cine Raw files are saved to make the workflow as versatile as possible. Convert the Cine files via Phantom software or open them up directly in one of many colour grading systems that offer native Cine raw support. If a raw file-based workflow is not for you, the footage can also be played out of the camera RAM and recorded directly to a common HDSDI based video recorder. These advanced features, the small lightweight form factor and a more affordable price make high-speed HD recording more accessible than ever before. The Phantom Miro 320S is suited to a vast array of applications, from scientific research to creative storytelling and anywhere in between. So far, Vision Research has seen the cameras used extensively for shooting extreme sports, several commercial and independent video projects, as well as nature and wildlife documentaries. More information on Phantom products, plus video examples from Phantom’s full line of high-speed cameras including the Miro M & LC series can be found on the Vision Research website.


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Contents
InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
InFocus
InStudio
InPlay
InFile
InTest
InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
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