Photo-Sonics, Inc. Rental Department:   818-531-3240

                               NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing the newest member of the Phantom
Digital Cinema camera line – the Phantom Flex.
Based on Phantom imaging technology, the Flex
camera extends the legacy of the groundbreaking Phantom HD Gold.

Watch the Phantom HD / Phantom Flex
demo video on YouTube.
•  The world’s most flexible digital cinema camera

  •  Shoot 5 - 2,564 fps at 1920 x 1080

  •  1000 ISO HQ Mode for ultimate image quality

  •  Raw digital and⁄or video workflow solutions

The Phantom Flex offers an unprecedented degree of flexibility in all areas of high-speed image capture, and goes beyond HD to support 4-megapixel imaging, when the highest resolution is required.

The Phantom Flex offers two user-selectable shooting modes, each adapted to a particular shooting environment. In Standard Mode, the Phantom Flex is just like any other Phantom digital high-speed camera. Shoot at resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels at anywhere from 10 frames-per-second up to 1,456 frames-per-second (fps). Maximum speed increases as the resolution decreases – up to 2,564 fps at 1920x1080, 5,355 fps at 1280x720, and 10,799 fps at 640x480. In Phantom HQ Mode, Vision Research's proprietary image enhancement technology results in an electronic image that is unprecedented in digital high-speed cameras: stable blacks, low noise, higher dynamic range, and repeatable shots over the full range of supported resolutions, frame rates and temperatures without the need for black balance. Maximum frame rates in HQ mode are about half those in Standard mode, which means that in HQ Mode Flex captures images at speeds up to 1,267 fps at 1920x1080 or 2,614 fps at 1280x720.

The Phantom Flex supports multiple workflows: a raw digital workflow, a video workflow, or combination of both for maximum control and flexibility.

With a video workflow, the Flex offers a 4:4:4 dual-link HD-SDI ports independent of the camera resolution. Set the resolution to 2560x1440 (16:9), and the camera will automatically scale the oversampled image when rendering the video signal. This technique increases the dynamic range and decreases noise in the video signal.

The Phantom Flex accepts a wide range of industry standard lenses - 35mm, PL, and Panavision mounted lenses.


Key Features

  • Up to 2,564 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode
  • 12-bit pixel depth
  • 1000 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method)
  • HQ Mode provides ultimate in image stability under changing shooting conditions
  • Phantom CineMag compatible.
  • 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video (4:4:4 not available at 60fps video formats)
  • Global, electronic shutter to 1 μs (shutter angles in HQ mode dependent upon frame rate and resolution)
  • Multi-cine capable via segmented memory
  • Internal mechanical shutter for hands-free and remote Current Session References
  • On-camera controls for camera modes, settings, playback, edit & save
  • Frame synchronization to external signal, allows multiple cameras to be synchronized – essential for stereo 3D recording
  • 12VDC, 1.5A auxiliary power outputs for powering external devices (2x)
  • External trigger signal on camera connector panel and both 12VDC power ports
  • Genlock for synchronizing video playback – essential for 3D video workflows
  Rental Price List



Please note: Photo-Sonics requires a qualified Phantom camera technician to accompany every
Phantom camera.  Please call for rate.
Production Package


•  Phantom Flex camera body with standard riser plate and PL lens mount (Panavision mount optional and
    available at additional cost)

•  Phantom A/C power supply (2)
•  Primary set and spare set of cables (including Ethercon [Ethernet] modular cables)
•  Sony HDVF-C35W HD electronic viewfinder with mounting bracket
•  Dell Precision M-4500 Gigabit Ethernet control laptop with I-7, quad-core processor, 4GB of DDR-3 1333
   RAM, high-performance solid-state drive running Windows 7, 64 bit O.S., Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M
   graphics with 1GB dedicated memory, E-SATA port.  With latest PCC 2.2 control software installed.
•  15mm Arri Base Plate including iris rods
•  Trigger (pickle switch) (2) BNC cable
•  HDSDI BNC cables
•  UPS battery backup
Optional Items  (Daily Rate)
512 GB Cinemag $1,200.00
256 GB Cinemag $750.00
128 GB Cinemag $500.00
Phantom Cinestation $400.00
Panasonic BT-LH 80W 7.9" onboard HD monitor w/W.F. and focus assist $150.00
Panasonic BT-LH 900A 8.4" onboard HD monitor w/waveform $175.00
Panasonic BT-LH 1700W 17" HD monitor w/waveform $175.00
Panasonic BT-LH 2600W 26" HD monitor w/waveform $225.00
AJA HD103MD3 HD to SD digital downconverter $100.00
B & S Flicker Meter (measures and tests for any flicker present in lamps) $40.00
Zeiss Super-Speed T1.3 Lens Package 18, 25, 35, 50, 85mm PL mount $325.00
      Zeiss 18mm Mk-1 SS T1.3 Lens   (close focus - 10") $85.00
      Zeiss 25mm Mk-1 SS T1.3 Lens   (close focus - 10") $85.00
      Zeiss 35mm Mk-1 SS T1.3 Lens   (close focus - 14")  $85.00
      Zeiss 50mm Mk-1 SS T1.3 Lens   (close focus - 28")  $85.00
      Zeiss 85mm Mk-1 SS T1.3 Lens   (close focus - 36")  $85.00
Zeiss Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens Package 16, 24, 32, 50, 85, 100, 135mm $800.00
      Zeiss 16mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens     (close focus - 12")  $150.00
      Zeiss 24mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens     (close focus - 12")  $150.00
      Zeiss 32mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens     (close focus - 15")  $150.00
      Zeiss 50mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens     (close focus - 24")  $150.00
      Zeiss 85mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens     (close focus - 36")  $150.00
      Zeiss 100mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens   (close focus - 3' 3")  $150.00
      Zeiss 135mm Ultra Prime T1.9 Lens   (close focus - 5')  $150.00
8mm 2.8 Nikkor extreme wide angle PL mount $150.00
14mm 2.1 Zeiss wide angle lens PL mount $85.00
100mm 2.0 Zeiss/Cineovision PL mount macro lens $75.00
135mm 2.0 Zeiss/Cineovision PL mount macro lens $90.00
180mm 2.8 Zeiss/Cineovision PL mount macro lens $120.00
200mm 2.0 Nikkor Prime Lens PL mount $85.00
20-100mm T3.1 Cooke zoom lens PL mount $150.00
25-250mm T3.9 Cooke zoom lens PL mount $150.00
Panavision lens mount w/"L" bracket, bridge adapter and 5/8" rods $150.00
Handheld rig with battery system $150.00
Red Rock Micro Lt Wt Follow focus for Handheld w/acc. $25.00
Arri MB14 6.6X6.6 matte box (2 or 4 stage) with hard mattes $50.00
Arri FF4 (with right-hand knob, extension and 2 gears) $40.00
LMB-15 4X5.65 lightweight, clip-on Arri Mattebox $50.00
MB-20 II, 4X5.65 Arri Studio Mattebox $60.00
Anton Bauer VCLX 28V/14V Battery Block w/charger $90.00
Additional VCLX Battery (no charger) $60.00
PCU Remote (Phantom Control Unit) $200.00
Glyph Triplicator $50.00
Also available and compatible are Innovision probe II and Probe II Plus lenses Call
High-intensity 24K, 34K, and 58K Soft-Box lights and dimmers Call
Call for prices or see specification sheets on the individual items which can be found on this web site.
   Phantom Flex Resolution Chart
Resolution Phantom Flex (fps) Phantom Flex HQ (fps)
2560 x 1600 1,456 723
2560 x 1440 1,617 802
2048 x 1536 1,807 896
2048 x 1024 2,702 1,334
1920 x 1080 2,564 1,267
1280 x 7202 5,355 2,614
1024 x 1024 4,372 2,143
1024 x 768 5,798 2,825
1024 x 512 8,607 4,142
800 x 600 7,378 3,570
720 x 576 9,059 4,351
720 x 480 10,799 5,148
640 x 480 10,799 5,148
512 x 512 12,365 5,855
320 x 240 25,103 11,275
 Photo-Sonics, Inc. Rental Department
820 South Mariposa Street
   Burbank, CA 91506
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   Al Howard  -  Rental Coordinator
 818-531-3240                  (ph - direct line)
   818-842-2141   x - 3240  (ph - switchboard paging)
   818-531-3258                  (fax)

   Conrad Kiel  -  Vice-President / Rental Manager
   818-531-3242                  (ph - direct line)
   818-842-2141   x - 3242  (ph - switchboard paging)
   818-531-3249                  (fax)


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