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Phantom CineMag & CineStation



Phantom CineMag & CineStation

Digital high-speed imaging is memory hungry!

Shoot 1000 frames-per-second at HD resolution, and each second of recording takes up about 4GB of memory. A 4-second recording can take up to 15 minutes to download via standard GB Ethernet. That's 15 minutes better used for taking your next shot.

Vision Research engineers understood this challenge and changed the Phantom camera work flow forever by introducing the Phantom CineMag in 2008.  The CineMag is now available in three sizes: 144GB, 256 GB and 512GB.

Our users now have a reliable hot-swappable, non-volatile memory solution for Phantom digital high-speed video cameras. Record into camera RAM and “upload" the recording to a CineMag in seconds. The CineMag eliminates camera down time while saving your cine files from volatile memory. If your application demands longer record times than what is available in the camera's memory, record directly to a CineMag using a compatible Phantom camera at speeds up to approximately 800 megapixels-per-second.

Once saved in the CineMag, your data is secure and you can move on to your next shot/experiment almost immediately.

Use the Phantom CineStation connected to a PC and keep your camera free for doing its job – capturing high-speed video. The CineStation supports both raw digital and video workflows by providing a fast file download capability, as well as the ability to play the cine files stored on the CineMag over dual HD-SDI video outputs or component video.

The Phantom CineStation is a simple setup that connects to a PC using Gb Ethernet. Users simply snap in a CineMag to the CineStation and use the supplied software to view each Cine stored on the CineMag, play the Cine files over the dual HD-SDI ports or component video ports, set in- and out-points to trim the Cines, and save the files to a connected hard disk drive. This process can also be fully automated.

To help speed the download process even further, an optional 10 Gb Ethernet connection is available.The Phantom CineStation comes with dual HD-SDI outputs allowing for 4:4:4 playback of the recorded Cine files at all HD formats (except 60p which is 4:2:2), making it easy to review and select shots to download and archive. Component video is also supported.

Phantom CineMags and CineStations--your workflow solution for high-speed imaging.

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