Phantom Camera Products

Phantom v311

The Phantom® v311 provides a widescreen CMOS sensor and greater than 3 Gigapixels/second throughput

  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 8 is 500,000 fps
  • Longer record times are available when recording directly to a CineMag
  • 1 µs minimum exposure
  • ISO Monochrome 20,000T; 6,400D; Color 2,500T; 2,000D
  • Two identical 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports
  • Records direct to CineMag up to 800 Mpx/second

This camera has been discontinued

The Phantom® v311 succeeds our v310 camera. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and has a number of new convenience features requested by users. Its unique white body helps keep it cool when shooting in direct sunlight, making it ideal for outdoor applications such as military test ranges.

The v311 was built upon our widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor, which 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 v311 delivers a maximum speed of 3250 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, it can deliver up to 500,000 frames-per-second. It can also record direct to CineMag at up to 800 megapixels/second.

The v311 contains two identical 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports as well as a component viewfinder port. You can also take advantage of its 8GB, 16GB or 32GB internal high-speed memory options. 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 v311 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. Auto Exposure enables the camera to automatically adjust to changing lighting conditions. The ability to trigger from motion in an image with our unique Image-Based Auto-Trigger feature is now standard as is an Internal Mechanical Shutter which eliminates the need to manually cap the lens during a black balance.

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.
  • 3 Gpx/sec, 1 Mpx camera
  • Take the wide view with our custom-designed 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor. The wide aspect ratio of the v311 allows you to keep moving subjects in-frame longer and see more of the event you are recording.
  • 3 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 1280 x 800 is 3250 fps
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 8 is 500,000 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-
  • 1 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
  • 500 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
  • 20 ns timing accuracy
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • SMPTE timecode at support 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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