Phantom Camera Products

Phantom v211

The Phantom® v211 provides a widescreen CMOS sensor and greater than 2 Gigapixels/second throughput

  • 1280 x 800 maximum resolution
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 8 is 300,000 fps
  • 2 µs minimum exposure
  • ISO Monochrome 20,000T; 6,400D; Color 2,500T; 2,000D
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)

This camera has been discontinued

The Phantom® v211 is the second generation v210 camera. It contains the same powerful specifications as its predecessor; however it is smaller, lighter, and boasts additional on-camera and connectivity controls requested by users. It is housed in a white body, which helps keep it cooler when shooting in direct sunlight. It contains two identical 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports as well as a component viewfinder port.

The v211 lets you take advantage of our proprietary widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor – which is 25 percent wider than most competitive models. This allows you to keep moving targets in the frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also enables true 1280 x 720 HD images. The v211 delivers a maximum speed of 2190 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, it can deliver up to 300,000 frames-per-second, further underscoring its versatility.

The camera comes with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB internal high-speed memory. Segmenting memory allows you to divide this into up to 63 partitions so you can take multiple shots back-to-back without the need to download data from the camera. The v211 also includes our Extreme Dynamic Range feature, which gives you the ability to get two different exposures within a single frame so areas that would otherwise be overexposed contain image detail. Additionally, Auto Exposure enables the camera to automatically adjust to changing lighting conditions.  

What's in the Box...

  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide

Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available

Short Description
  • This product has been discontinued. Please see the v411.
  • 2 Gpx/sec, 1Mpx camera.
  • The v211 one megapixel digital high-speed camera is capable of taking more than 2,000 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. And, up to 300,000 fps at reduced resolution.
  • 2 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 1280 x 800 is 2190 fps
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 8 is 300,000 fps
  • Record direct to CineMag at up to 800 Mpx/second
  • Minimum frame rate of 24 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 20 µm pixel size
  • 25.6 mm x 16.0 mm
  • 8- and 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 20,000T; 6,400D
  • ISO Color 2,500T; 2,000D
  • TE cooled
  • CAR in 128 x 8 increments
  • Fill factor: 56%
  • Dynamic range: 57.7 dB
  • Read out noise at 30.2°C (typical): 29e-
  • Full well capacity (typical): 23200e-
  • 2 µs minimum exposure
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
  • Auto Exposure
  • Shutter Off mode for PIV
  • 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag for non-volatile storage (128 GB, 256 GB, 144 GB, 512 GB)
Record Times
  • 6.80 seconds at maximum frame rate, maximum bit depth, largest resolution and into maximum internal memory
  • Longer record times are available when recording directly to a CineMag
Special Features
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Continuous recording
  • Frame rate profile
  • Memory gate
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp (IRIG or SMPTE)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated and unmodulated)
  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure
  • 700 ns straddle time
  • Burst mode
  • Standard Internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Standard Image-Based Auto-Trigger (IBAT)
  • Two 12 VDC, 1.5 A auxiliary power ports
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Trigger from software
  • Trigger from on-camera controls (if installed)
  • Hardware trigger BNC
Timing & Synchronization
  • 40 ns timing accuracy
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • SMPTE timecode at supported frame rates
  • Ready output
  • Strobe output
  • Genlock
  • Dedicated FSYNC, Trigger, Genlock, Timecode In and Timecode Out (SMPTE & IRIG) BNCs on camera body
  • Range Data input on camera body (Fischer)
  • Capture cable with Ready, Strobe, IBAT-Trigger, Pre-Trigger, Analog Video
  • Additional signals available with use of optional Break-Out-Box (BoB) Note: cannot use serial port on BoB and serial port on the camera at the same time. Powering the camera through the BoB using the standard AC power supply requires an adapter cable.
Ethernet Connection
  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data
  • 10 Gb Ethernet via CineStream X2SR
Camera Control
  • Optional On-Camera Controls (OCC)
  • Phantom Camera Control (PCC)
  • Remote Control Unit (RCU), connects to Remote port
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • Analog video (NTSC or PAL) available on Capture Cable
  • Two identical 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports on camera
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Nikon F-mount standard, supports F & G style lenses
  • Canon EOS mount optional
  • PL-mount optional
  • C-mount optional
  • (lens not included)
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • White Balance
  • Color interpolation algorith
  • Filters
  • Color matrix
  • Image flip and rotate
  • Crop
  • Scale
Data Acquisition
  • National Instruments M- and X-Series DAQ modules with integrated support in PCC
Motion Analysis
  • Basic measurements via Phantom Application:
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Angles and Angular Speed
  • Manual and Automatic point collection for target tracking
  • Compatible with 3rd party solutions
Supported File Formats
  • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, h.264 mp4, Apple ProRes .mov, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, Uncompressed QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 220 Watt power supply included
  • There are two DC inputs on the camera back panel for hot-swapping power or providing battery backup when using AC power
Mechanical Specifications
  • Size (without lens, CineMag or handle): 11.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 inches (L x W x H); 29.2 x 14 x 12.7 cm
  • Weight (without lens or CineMag): 11.75 lb; 5.33 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature and Humidity: 0°C - 40°C @ 8% to 80% RH Shock: 30G, half sine wave, 11 ms, 10 times all axes (without lens)
  • Vibration: 0.25G, 5-500 Hz, all axes without CineMag
  • Phantom SDK
  • LabView
  • MatLab
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Internal Mechanical Shutter
  • Canon EOS lens mount
  • PL-mount
  • On-camera controls
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  • CineMag
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  • RCU
  • CineStream
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