Vision Research Intros New High-Speed Camera

Vision Research has introduced the Phantom Miro M320S digital high-speed camera, which the company says takes portable high-speed imaging to the next level by combining the lightweight design of Vision Research’s latest Miro family with advanced features.

“Our new M320S follows the Miro M-Series tradition of versatility by adapting to many imaging applications,” says Rick Robinson, Division VP Marketing, Vision Research. “With precise control over resolution, frame rate, exposure time, and trigger point, this camera is an ideal tool for everyone from scientists and engineers to professionals in TV production and new media applications.”

The Miro M320S is capable of recording 1320 frames-per-second (fps) at its full resolution of 1920 x 1200; 1540 fps at 1920 x 1080; 2250 fps at 1152 x 1152; and higher frame rates at reduced resolutions.  The Phantom Miro M320S has standard 12-bit pixel depth and can be configured with 3GB, 6GB or 12GB of internal RAM Memory.

Featuring a single HD-SDI output, the M320S can adapt to a wide range of monitors and HD field recorders for a video-based workflow. For maximum quality using uncompressed raw files, the M320S takes advantage of the new Phantom CineFlash Storage system that ships standard with every M320S camera. The removable CineFlash drives offer up to 240 Gigabytes of non-volatile flash storage. Once full, quickly download the drives via a CineFlash Dock over eSata, and the resulting Cine Raw files are ready to be reviewed and processed with either Phantom software or a number of compatible third-party solutions.

When used together with the Phantom Remote Control Unit (RCU), the Miro M320S becomes a fully portable high-speed camera system. In addition to controlling all recording parameters, the RCU’s built in video monitor allows for live preview, framing, focus and full control of the HD-SDI playback. Users can trim the shot and quickly save it to the removable CineFlash drive, then start capturing the next shot right away.

Additional features include HD-SDI video output, for 720p, 1080psf and 1080i monitoring; Canon EOS, Nikon F, 35mm PL, and C lens mounts, and a weight of only three pounds.

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