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IBC Hub - Vision Research & Phantom Flex4K

08/27/2014

Vision Research take us behind their booth and into the Phantom Flex4K at IBC 2014.

 

Cutting Wood at 150,000 FPS

07/21/2014

Here’s something way cooler than looking at tree rings with an electron microscope—a close-up look at a table saw blade cutting wood. I’ve spent years of my life operating saws and yet this is the first time I’ve seen the cutting action of saw tips.

 

Sports Media Notes: Phantom Cam Technology is Amazing

06/19/2014

Phantom Cam’s traveling technology appears occasionally on Indians’ telecasts on SportsTime Ohio. It adds so much to the broadcast, it’s a shame it can’t be utilized more often. The technology is fascinating. Real-time video is shown at 30 frames per second and standard slow-motion replays are at 350 to 400 frames per second.

 

Gates Announces Flex 4K Housing with External Monitor

06/17/2014

The new Gates Flex4K housing, specifically designed for the Vision Research Phantom Flex4K digital high speed camera, provides underwater imaging at 4K resolution and a groundbreaking 960fps, making fast-action sequences like predation and feeding a super slow-motion delight.

The housing includes a raft of integrated features, including full camera menu access, remote run/stop, adjustable handles, adjustable buoyancy and trim, and pro controls such as manual focus, iris and white balance.

 

Bolt High Speed Cinebot Rocks Crowds With Lightning Fast, Repeatable Moves

06/13/2014

Perhaps the most exciting piece of gear we saw at Cine Gear 2014 was the Bolt High-Speed Cinebot in the Mark Roberts Motion Control / Camera Control Inc. booth. Crowds gathered to see the Bolt with a high-speed Phantom Miro capture a water balloon being burst while simultaneously having the camera perform a super fast track back. The end result (aka shot) was a super slow motion shot with smooth camera movement, which creates a dynamic visual you normally don’t see in high-speed cinematography.

 

The Best 2014 Erzbergrodeo Slo-Mo's

06/09/2014

Enjoy the slickest Phantom digital high-speed camera footage from the 2014 Red Bull Hare Scramble.

 

Fox Sports Wisconsin Tweaks Look of Brewers Telecasts as Part of Fox's Aim for Uniformity

04/28/2014

Baseball fans have taken note of the fast start by the Brewers this season, a departure for the team in the last few seasons, when April has been more cruel than kind to the local lads.

Since opening day on April 1, viewers of Brewers telecasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin may also have taken note of the look of the telecasts.

To explain the changes, which fall pretty much into the tweak category, I spoke with Mike Connelly, executive producer of Fox Sports Regional Networks, and Tony Tortorici, executive producer of Fox Sports Wisconsin.

 

Slow Motion Video with Phantom Flex Camera

04/23/2014

Everything is slowed down more than 100 times. Thanks to an expert videographer and editor named Tom Guilmette and a Vision Research Phantom Flex camera

 

Look for the "€œPhantom Cam"€ When the Tribe Heads to Detroit

04/23/2014

FOX Sports' super- and ultra-slow-motion camera, "Phantom Cam" will return to SportsTime Ohio for the Cleveland Indians -- Detroit Tigers starting tomorrow.

 

Ultra Slow Motion 'Phantom Cam' is back for Reds-Rays Series

04/14/2014

Phantom Cam allows replays to be shown with an incredible level of detail. Real time video is shown at 30 frames per second and standard slow-motion replays are at 350 to 400 frames per second. FOX Sports Ohio's X-Mo, the slow motion technology used in every Reds game, shoots at 1,000 to 2,000 frames per second. Phantom Cam can record up to 5,000 frames per second.

 

Super slow-mo Phantom Cam returns for Padres vs. Tigers Series

04/14/2014

FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) announced today the return of the super slow-mo Phantom Cam to San Diego during the San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers series starting tonight. Additional technologies have been introduced this season with the intent of elevating the viewers'€™ experience during all FOX Sports regional MLB telecasts.

 

Fox Sports Wisconsin tweaks look of telecasts

04/11/2014

Baseball fans have taken note of the fast start by the Milwaukee Brewers this season, a departure for the team in the last few seasons, when April has been more cruel than kind to the local lads.

Since opening day on April 1, viewers of Brewers telecasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin may also have taken note of the look of the telecasts.

 

NAB 2014 Video: Vision Research

04/11/2014

NAB 2014 Video: Vision Research

NAB 2014 Video: Vision Research
NAB 2014 Video: Vision Research
NAB 2014 Video: Vision Research
 

MLB Fox Sports New Booth of Buck, Reynolds, and Verducci Debuts This Weekend

04/09/2014

Fox Sports 1 arrived on American cable and satellite providers in August, but many at the network are viewing Saturday as a “second launch” of sorts. On Saturday FS1 will air an MLB doubleheader of Twins/Indians  followed by Dodgers/Giants, representing the first games in the company’s eight-year, $4.2 billion dollar deal with Major League Baseball. The second game also serves as the debut for the new three-man booth of Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci.

 

Vision Research Exhibits Phantom Flex4K at the 2014 NAB Show – Las Vegas, Nevada

04/09/2014

HD Pro Guide Magazine talks with Toni Lucatorto, Vision Research Media Products Manager, about the new Phantom Flex4K digital cinema camera at NAB2014, Booth # C9031, Las Vegas, NV

 

The Camera That Sees What You Can’t See

02/20/2014

The Phantom camera has become a standard in sports film-making. Its ability to shoot footage at 1,000 frames per second (or, to put it another way, make one second of real time last for 40) has changed the way we perceive action sports.

 

I-MOVIX to Showcase New X10 Ultra Slomo Products at the 2014 NAB Show

02/12/2014

At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera.

At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.jSQGsP0y.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
At this year’s NAB Show, I-MOVIX will showcase its new product line—based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology—that features modular configurability to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/i-movix-to-showcase-new-x-ultra-slomo-products-at-the--nab-show-/223642#sthash.lTSCzJJy.dpuf
 

What Is The Safest Way to Sneeze?

01/28/2014

What is the safest way to sneeze when you’re in a room with other people?

To find out, Dr. Richard Besser visited Tech Imaging in Boston, and using their high speed 2,500 frame per second Phantom cameras he wanted to find out exactly how far and wide a sneeze travels.

 

New Gear: Phantom v2010 High-Speed Camera Can Hit 22,000fps

12/23/2013

The insane, high-speed video specialists at Vision Research have upped their game yet again, announcing the new Phantom v2010. A new addition to the popular Phantom 1Mpx line, it'll be capable of capturing 22,000fps at full resolution (1280x800). If you don't mind dropping down to 128 x 32, you can get a full million frames per second.

 

Phantom Flex4K Records Fire at 1000 FPS, 4K Resolution

12/16/2013

An enterprising director and cinematographer have used a Phantom Flex4K camera to capture a burning house fire at 1,000 frames per second in 4K resolution.

 

Three Miami Heat Sames on Sun Sports will be Enhanced with the Phantom Cam Starting Friday night.

12/10/2013

With the ability to record up to 5,000 frames per second, Phantom Cam is able to show live game action in never-before-seen slow-motion detail. A typical slow-motion camera records at 380 frames per second or less. The Phantom Cam frame rate allows the broadcast to slow video down with clarity to show things the human eye and other cameras cannot pick up.

 

Frames Per Second: Depicting Speed in Slow Motion

11/21/2013

Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend.

Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
Zibert, a Toronto-based photographer/director, captured the destruction in slow motion by shooting with a Phantom Flex high-speed camera. The Phantom Flex’s frame rate can go up to 2,000 frames per second—or higher, if the resolution is reduced—which means it can capture movements that are too fast for the eye to comprehend. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
To shoot a commercial depicting the wind generated by Cristiano Ronaldo's speed, Mark Zibert used a Phantom Flex camera, running at 1,000 to 2,000 frames per second. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
To shoot a commercial depicting the wind generated by Cristiano Ronaldo's speed, Mark Zibert used a Phantom Flex camera, running at 1,000 to 2,000 frames per second. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
To shoot a commercial depicting the wind generated by Cristiano Ronaldo's speed, Mark Zibert used a Phantom Flex camera, running at 1,000 to 2,000 frames per second. - See more at: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Frames-Per-Second-D-9548.shtml#sthash.YFsmTIjD.dpuf
 

Fox Sports to feature Phantom Cam on Upcoming HEAT Sun Sports Broadcasts

11/15/2013

The next best thing to seeing the Miami HEAT play live is about to begin Friday night with the addition of the revolutionary Phantom Cam to next three Sun Sports broadcasts.

 

Super Camera Debuts at Tonight's Magic Game

11/13/2013

If watching Orlando Magic basketball isn’t exciting enough, imagine seeing a replay of a play by Victor Oladipo as he drives to the net and watching each muscle movement happen before your eyes.

 

A Comprehensive Look at the Phantom Flex4K

10/08/2013

Abelcine has written a comprehensive overview and review of the Phantom Flex4K, from Vision Research.

 

WWE Debuts "The Phantom" Camera

09/19/2013

WWE has debuted a new hi-speed, high def camera they're calling "The Phantom," which allows them to slow down in-ring movement so that developmental talents can hone in on developing their in-ring skills

 

Watch: Production Version of the Phantom Flex4K Unveiled at IBC

09/17/2013

The production version of the high-speed digital cinema camera has been unveiled at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam, and with it, some great videos demonstrating what it is capable of.

 

Super Slow Motion

09/17/2013

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot a jewelry ad campaign using a Phantom Miro, rolling at frame rates of up to 1500 frames per second! The little camera made quite an impression on me, and I’ll be honest… I fell in love.

Check out Nathan's website here.

 

High-Speed Camera Helps Analyze Engine Fluid Flow

09/09/2013

By scanning a large number of image planes, scanning Particle Image Velocimetry allows a single camera to be used to make 3D measurements of fluid flow. By using high-speed imaging systems, Professor Christoph Brücker, Head of the Fluid Mechanics & Machines department at the Institute for Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics at the University of Freiberg (Freiberg, Germany) has embarked on a project to test the efficiency of internal combustion engines

 

The Cutting-Edge Tech Behind American Sports TV (And What's Next)

09/04/2013

Various Phantom models are already being used in Australian sports broadcasts: Melbourne Cup, State of Origin, the AFL, A-League football, Australian Open Tennis and even Surf Life Saving Championships. What’s next? The Phantom Flex4K for uber-high resolution.

 

Ty Evans test shoots the Phantom Flex4K : LA Skateboarding Session

08/28/2013

Ty Evans - “ I have always been a huge fan of Vision Research and the cameras and technology that they are pushing. The Phantom Flex 2K is my go to camera for high speed shots and one of my favorite cameras to shoot. With the industry  pushing towards 4K, the timing is perfect for Vision Research to introduce the Phantom Flex4K. Shooting at high frame rates always looks amazing, but now to be able to do it at 4K is mind blowing. Being able to see life slowed down with so much detail is ground breaking. I was stoked to have a first go at it and honored Vision Research gave me the opportunity. ”

 

FSMW to use Phantom Cam's Super Slo-Mo Capabilities in Dodgers Series

08/06/2013

Remember that incredible slow-motion replay of Hunter Pence's broken-bat, bases-clearing double from Game 7 in last year's National League Championship Series? For Cardinals fans, the memory isn't pleasant because Pence's hit gave the Giants a 5-0 lead and essentially ended the Cardinals' chances of reaching the World Series.

As the replay showed, Pence's bat hit the ball not once, not twice, but three times on one swing. Perhaps no other camera used in sports telecasts could have captured that play in such detail except the one pointed at home plate that night. It is known as the Phantom Cam, and it was recording action at 5,000 frames per second. Typical slow-mo cameras record at 380 fps or less.

 

Coming this weekend to Fox Sports Arizona: Phantom Cam

07/31/2013

Everything looks cooler in extremely slow-motion. You may remember Discover Channel's series, Time Warp, which ran for three seasons from 2006 through 2008, basically on that entire premise. But technology has improved significantly since: the highest-speed footage then, could only be captured in black and white, but now, you can get similar frame-rates not only in glorious color, but also lovely high-definition. And if you don't believe my opening sentence, check out the video above, which takes things like a running tap or dropping a glass, and turns them into actions of beauty.

 

Marvel At How The Human Body Looks When Viciously Punched With The Phantom Cam

07/31/2013

While the normal frame rate for filming sports is 30 frames per second, Phantom cameras can capture between 5,000 and 10,000 frames. So if watching a UFC fight in normal time is fun, watching it through a Phantom camera is, at minimum, roughly 166.666667 times as fun.

 

Rex Hudler on Phantom Cam: Former Players Would Have 'Freaked Out'

07/31/2013

Phantom Camera configures camera shots at 3,000 to 5,000 frames per second, allowing replays to show the most minute detail viewers can imagine -- the seams on the baseball, the vibrations of the bat when it hits the ball, and even a pitcher's skin on his throwing arm actually flapping form excessive torque.

 

“Untamed Americas” Nominated for an Emmy

07/15/2013

We had the pleasure of working on National Geographic’s recent landmark series “Untamed Americas“. We are excited to announce that it was just nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Cinematography”.

 

Stanford Students Capture Bird Flight on Very High-Speed Video

07/10/2013

Stanford mechanical engineering professor David Lentink and his students capture slow-motion video from the fastest wings in the bird world, with an eye toward building flying robots that take design cues from Mother Nature.

 

Will New Production Facility raise the Bar for YouTube Videos?

07/10/2013

In an effort to raise the quality of YouTube videos, the company has built YouTube Space LA, a 41,000-square-foot facility that offers practically every type of video production tool, free of charge.

 

SNY Gets Creative With Audio, Camera, and Talent Placement Around Citi Field

03/28/2013

“Bill Webb, our director, likes to move [the X-Mo] around, and I welcome that,” says Gowdy. “It’s really best suited down low. We’ve had great success with it at low first and low third, down-the-line positions looking down the first-base line, looking down the third-base line. We’ve also used it in the outfield. We have found its greatest visual impact closer to home plate.”

 

NBA's Phantom Cam Captures the Heat's 20th Straight Win

03/21/2013

One of the best captures by this camera is certainly the LeBron James double-pump reverse dunk at 1:02 into the video. It's also cool to see Jrue Holiday slip by the block attempt by James for the dunk at the 2:11 mark in the video, followed by Spencer Hawes awkwardly watching the flying hip bump by Holiday and Evan Turner.

 

The Mission Creates Nike Vapor Trail

01/23/2013

Venice, CA -- The Mission crafts a miraculous, tornado-like homage to soccer mega star Cristiano Ronaldo in the new :60 “Vapor Trail” for Nike Football (Soccer) out of Wieden+Kennedy, Portland/Tokyo.  The spot features a soccer team and stadium of fans fighting gale-force winds and debris—both human and non-human—as Ronaldo leaves a whirlwind en route to the goal. Continue reading.

 

I-MOVIX Cameras a Slam Dunk for NBA Coverage

12/28/2012

Fletcher will supply up to six I-MOVIX cameras per weekend during the NBA on ESPN season in the US. The cameras will be placed behind the back board and will be known as “slam-cams.”  After a successful demonstration during last year’s play-offs all six cameras debuted during games on Christmas Day.

 

High-Speed Phantom Cam To Make MMA Debut at UFC on Fox 5

12/06/2012

Viewers will get to see the UFC in a whole new way when the Fox Phantom Cam makes its mixed-martial-arts debut during UFC on Fox 5 this Saturday (8 p.m. ET).

The Vision Research Phantom v642 camera supplied by Inertia Unlimited will be positioned on a robotic mount on the truss frame near the octagon and will be running at speeds up to 3,000 frames per second. Continue reading.

 

Phantom High-Speed Camera's Save Money on Manufacturing Downtime!

11/29/2012

Real life applications for Phantom® high speed cameras in the manufacturing industry. Check out our three customer stories where these cameras saved them from losing thousands of dollars in production downtime.

Consult ITM Instruments, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Phantom® high speed cameras from Vision Research. www.itm.com/phantom. Check out the video

 

Beauty of the Beast

11/26/2012

David Braun of National Geographic on November 20, 2012

The slow-motion video is entrancing, revealing the fluid grace of the world’s fastest land animal. Every part of the sprinting cat’s anatomy—supple limbs, rippling muscles, hyperflexible spine—works together in a symphony of speed.

The extraordinary footage—captured last summer during an intensive three-day shoot at the Cincinnati Zoo—is unprecedented in its clarity and detail. “I’ve watched cheetahs run for 30 years,” said Cathryn Hilker, founder of the zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program. “But I saw things in that super slow-motion video that I’ve never seen before.” Continue reading and watch the video.

 

Cinematographer Jim Geduldick uses Vision Research’s Phantom Miro to capture action sports

11/02/2012

 

BTS: How National Geographic Captured Cheeta Running at Full Speed

10/26/2012

PetaPixel; Michael Zhang; Oct 25, 2012

Back in June, a National Geographic crew was given the task of filming and photographing a cheetah running at full speed. While there are plenty of videos and photos out there showing this, the magazine wanted to track alongsidethe cheetah as it ran (rather than simply capture it from a fixed location). The short behind-the-scenes video above shows how they went about doing this. Read more

 

Compact Slo-Mo

10/26/2012

By comparison, the Miro "is super-light, and it can run off smaller batteries, which is another big advantage," he reports. Geduldick also rates the Miro's compactness and user-friendliness. Continue reading.

 

High-Speed Cameras Take Center Stage at World Series on Fox

10/25/2012

By: Brandon Costa, Senior Editor - Sports Video Group

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:35 pm

For the World Series, Fox will use an even more souped-up high-speed camera: a Phantom v1610 that can capture images at a stunning 20,000 fps. Tested toward the end of the NLCS, this Super X-Mo allows viewers to see such detail as the bend of the bat and the compression of the ball as it makes contact. The camera is the first of its kind in MLB coverage and is positioned low down the first baseline.

 

Hockey Night on Discovery Channel Looks at Sport Science in Super Slo Mo

10/25/2012

Mediacaster Magazine - DAILY NEWS Oct 24, 2012 8:03 AM

Science broadcaster Jay Ingram is now doing play-by-play, with the debut of an action-packed original documentary production looking at how hockey teams get a winning edge from scientific research.

Viewers of Scoring with Science on the Discovery Canada specialty service will also get an edge; certain program sequences are shot with a camera called the Phantom Flex, a super high-speed digital high definition video camera.

 

 

The Science of High-Speed Video: Go Slow-Mo with Vision Research’s Phantom Miro M320S

10/25/2012

Creative Planet Network; Published On: 10/23/12 03:10:07 PM; By:Jay Ankeney

The capabilities of small-format digital video cameras keep improving. Now even high-speed digital photography is becoming affordable for digital cinematographers.

The Phantom Miro M320S from Vision Research is a rugged high-speed camera that can shoot 1,380 fps at 1920 x 1200 or more than 1,500 fps at 1920 x 1080 thanks to 10 μm pixel microlenses on its custom-designed CMOS sensor. That sensor also gives it significantly enhanced light sensitivity for a 2-megapixel camera with 3.2 gigapixels per second throughput. Continue reading.

 

Breaking Good: Hunter Pence's Crucial Double Hits Bat Three Times

10/24/2012

Jordan Schwartz / MLB.com

FOX's super slow-motion replay, powered by Inertia Unlimited's X-Mo (and the Phantom v642) revealed that Pence actually hit the ball three seperate times on his broken-bat double that turned a tight 2-0 margin into a comfortable 5-0 lead.

 

Super-Slo-Mo Cam at Playoff Game Puts Fresh Spin on Watching Baseball

10/17/2012

Wired. By Jakob Schiller 10.17.12 6:30 AM

Positioned just beyond the dugout on the first base line, the camera’s intense slow motion made extremely familiar mechanics, like swinging a bat and pitching, seem new again under its temporal microscope. Continue reading.

 

Seeing Again For The Very First Time: The High-Speed Photography Of Vision Research

10/08/2012

Published on 8 Oct 2012 by Alex Boniface; Imagesource.com

For many decades, High-Speed photography has been a tool largely reserved for the scientific and engineering sectors. The ability to record thousands, if not millions of frames per second allows researchers to visualise and analyse the motion of virtually anything, from computer chip manufacturing robots to rocket-propelled grenades. However as the price of this technology has started to decline, the creative sector has started to embrace its possibilities. The emotional engagement made available through these techniques allows viewers to see something again for the very first time. For over twenty years, Vision Research, a New-Jersey based company whose cameras have won countless accolades, including an Emmy, across both the creative and industrial sectors have been at the helm of this technology. Continue reading

 

 

Fiction Product Test 001: The Phantom Miro Starring Gallagher

09/20/2012

When we ran into the Phantom Miro at NAB this year, we knew we had to come up with the perfect subject to put its capabilities to the test. Enter Gallagher: 80's icon and nemesis to watermelons the world over. He's a master smasher, word-smith, and complete science geek extraordinaire with a work ethic that brought him to us early and had him staying late... It's hard to actually put into words what 10 days with Gallagher is like. In reality, it isn't much different than the video shows. Sometimes it feels like everything is 3,200 fps and sometimes it's ramped faster than reality. No matter what, it's a smashing good time. Continue reading.

 

Editec Scoops Ultra SloMo Contract For Saudi Football Season

08/30/2012

UK Ultra SloMo specialist Editec has won a contract to supply I-Movix Ultra SloMo equipment, along with technical backup, for the new season of Saudi Premier League coverage.Continue reading.

 

Sherlock - Behind the Scenes: Vatican Cameos, Alan Rickman, and the Phantom Camera

08/27/2012

It’s one of the most memorable moments in A Scandal in Belgravia. On realising the safe in Irene’s flat is booby trapped, Sherlock yells out a ‘safe word’ that he and John have decided on as an alert to take immediate evasive action: the canon-referencing “Vatican Cameos!” The scene then decends into a slow motion ballet as our heroes disarm the nefarious CIA agents. But how was this stunning imagery captured?  Continue reading.

 

Shark Week: Inside the Greatest Shot of All Time

08/21/2012

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Last night, Discovery counted down its top 25 ‘Best Bites,’ or camera shots, of all time. No. 1 on that list: The aerial view of a great white’s Polaris breach in South Africa dubbed “The Impossible Shot” in a special that kicked off this year’s 25th anniversary Shark Week last Sunday. This shot was more than just cool: Continue reading.

 

Shark Week 2012: 'Air Jaws Apocalypse' PHOTOS Capture Amazing Great White Breaches

08/14/2012

For "Air Jaws Apocalypse," part of Shark Week 2012, filmmaker Jeff Kurr got close to the action off Seal Island in South Africa. The island, known for its ubiquitous white shark population, is prime turf for studying and photographing the majestic predators.

 

A Galloping City Captured in Slow Motion

08/13/2012

THERE are moments in history when everything interesting seems to take place indoors: clandestine meetings, documents being signed, objects and discoveries being made in private studios and ateliers. The past year, however, saw a different moment, in which plazas were occupied and protests and revolutions unfolded in the streets. Public space was activated — which might partially explain why James Nares’s “STREET,” at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, feels particularly relevant at this moment.

 

Shark Week 2012: 'Air Jaws Apocalypse' PHOTOS Capture Amazing Great White Breaches

08/13/2012

For "Air Jaws Apocalypse," part of Shark Week 2012, filmmaker Jeff Kurr got close to the action off Seal Island in South Africa. The island, known for its ubiquitous white shark population, is prime turf for studying and photographing the majestic predators.

 

Shark Week: 25 Years of Celebrating and Protecting the Ocean's Most Feared Predator

08/10/2012

Advancements in camera technology have allowed producers to slow down the footage and portray the sharks in greater detail. This year, Kurr's "Air Jaws Apocalypse" employs a camera called "Phantom," which shoots at 1,000 frames per second. Continue reading.

 

Camera Company Makes it Snappy

08/10/2012

One of the unsung heroes of a gold-bedaubed Olympics is a filming technology company from Bedford UK.

The cameras that have produced some sensational slo-mo images have been provided by Vision Research Ltd, based at the Bedford i-Lab. Continue reading.

 

Slow it Down with the Phantom M320S

08/07/2012

Let’s be honest, watching things happen in ultra-slow motion is pretty spectacular. It doesn’t have to be an explosion or crash, with slow motion even water boiling can be eventful. Vision Research’s Phantom Cameras are the forerunner of slow motion cameras. Continue reading.

 

See Why Fire Tennis Should Be an Olympic Sport

08/06/2012

In The Slow Mo Guys’ latest video, the wacky duo introduces us to Fire Tennis, serving up what they’re calling a “more entertaining version of tennis.”

 

NBC Launches New Educational Video Series About the Summer Olympics

07/25/2012

...In many of the videos, the engineering is explained by capturing the athletes’ movements with a state-of-the-art, high-speed Phantom camera, which has the ability to capture movement at rates of up to 10,000 frames per second. Science of the Summer Olympics

 

The BRZ: Yeah, It's That Hot

07/05/2012

It seems a little excessive. A street art-style installation ad that singed Montreal’s Boulevard Saint-Laurent the weekend of the Grand Prix; an “enormously expensive” holographic cover ad on the face of every issue of Toronto alternative weekly mag The Grid. Continue reading.

 

A PopSci Fourth of July: Blowing Things Up in Extreme Slow Motion

07/05/2012

Happy Fourth! We've resurrected a highly festive video from our archive to get you in the holiday spirit.

The Phantom line of ultra-high-speed video cameras have held PopSci's rapt attention even before the v12 model won our Best of What's New Award in 2008. So what better way to celebrate our nation's independence than aiming a Phantom v641 from New Jersey's Vision Research at all manner of explosives, resulting in high-definition footage of fireworks going off at a glorious 2,000 frames per second? Continue reading.

 

FutureSPORT Preview: Next-Generation High-Speed Cameras Hit the Market

07/02/2012

In just a few short years, high-speed cameras have been elevated from a luxury item used on only the most high-profile sports productions to a commonplace, even necessary tool used in everything from an RSN’s regular-season baseball game to a major network’s A game. At SVG’s FutureSPORT event on May 23, a panel of leading high-speed–camera vendors will address this rapidly changing segment of the sports-production industry. Continue reading

 

High-Speed Cameras Continue To See Gains

06/29/2012

The demand for cameras that can record images at more than 300 frames per second (fps) have become a market in recent years: a number of manufacturers have taken cameras originally built to analyze rocket launches and turned them into tools to analyze athletic performance. But, for all the improvements, some challenges remain in terms of product design, and those challenges were the subject of a panel discussion at last week’s SVG FutureSPORT Summit in New York. Continue reading.

 

Phantom v1610 to be Used in US Open Golf Championship Telecast

06/28/2012

NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open golf championship featured the latest advance from Inertia Unlimited: the Vision Research v1610, capable of shooting 18,500 frames per second in HD and up to 68,500 frames per second at a reduced resolution. Continue reading.

 

Slow-Mo Video: How Food is Eaten

06/27/2012

Saveur assistant editor Anna Stockwell is a woman of many talents -- she cooked a whole goose last year -- but when we brought the Phantom v642 super-slow-motion super-camera over to the Saveur office, she was on her lunch break. So we just captured this footage of her and her apple. Continue reading and video the video.

 

New Featurette Looks at Filming Phantom Camera Slow-Motion for "Dredd 3D"

Considering it's an action film produced since The Matrix, that there are a few (possibly many) slow-motion sequences in Pete Travis's Dredd 3D shouldn't surprise anyone. When used right it's an excellent tool to help the viewer fully grasp the gravity of a situation and understand exactly what's happening where. In the hands of the right director it ceases to be a gimmick, and so it'll be interesting to see where Dredd 3D falls on that scale. To give us some clue, Lionsgate has released a featurette on the film's slow-mo scenes and how they were filmed. Continue reading.

 

Fox Sports Preps for Super Bowl XLVIII

“Everyone will be talking about the weather, but we’ve dealt with the elements plenty of times,” he said. “I’d like to see a little snow. It makes for great pictures.”

“Everyone will be talking about the weather, but we’ve dealt with the elements plenty of times,” he said. “I’d like to see a little snow. It makes for great pictures.” - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/sports/0115/fox-sports-preps-for-super-bowl-xlviii/223339#sthash.Z2gc7VGf.dpuf
“Everyone will be talking about the weather, but we’ve dealt with the elements plenty of times,” he said. “I’d like to see a little snow. It makes for great pictures.” - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/sports/0115/fox-sports-preps-for-super-bowl-xlviii/223339#sthash.Z2gc7VGf.dpuf
“Everyone will be talking about the weather, but we’ve dealt with the elements plenty of times,” he said. “I’d like to see a little snow. It makes for great pictures.” - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/sports/0115/fox-sports-preps-for-super-bowl-xlviii/223339#sthash.Z2gc7VGf.dpuf
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