Phantom Camera Products

Phantom v641

The Phantom v641 provides a 4 megapixel sensor and greater than 6 gigapixels/second throughput.

  • Emmy award winning technology
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • 10-1450 fps at full resolution
  • Breakthrough sensitivity
  • 1 µs minimum exposure

Phantom v641

The Phantom v641 is the second generation v640 camera. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and has a number of new convenience features requested by users. There are dual power inputs for battery backup or hot-swapping batteries when under battery power. The viewfinder port has been moved forward on the camera to make cabling cleaner and less intrusive. Two auxiliary power ports can provide 12VDC (1.5A) power for accessories -- and, each also has a trigger signal input available.

The v641 supports SMPTE and IRIG timecode in and out. A remote port allows you to connect the Phantom RCU directly to the camera (or use the convenient Bluetooth wireless dongle). There are optional On-Camera Controls. The camera comes standard with an Internal Mechanical Shutter for "hands free" session references and our unique Image-Based Auto-Trigger is also standard.

Versatile Dual HD-SDI ports give you maximum flexibility for video workflows and broadcast applications. The two ports can be configured as a single dual-link 4:4:4 port, or can be used separately as identical 4:2:2 ports. Turn on the Versatile Dual output feature and one port is always live while the second port can be simultaneously used for playback -- a key feature required for broadcast applications and one of the technologies that helped us win an Emmy award for technology and engineering in the ultra-slow broadcast application. Genlock is provided for synchronizing playback.

The v641 provides a 4 megapixel 35mm format sensor and greater than 6 gigapixels/second throughput. That means full-resolution frame rates of 1450 frames-per-second (fps), and 1920 x 1080 HD-resolution frame rates of 2560 fps. The minimum frame rate is 10 fps.

Take the wide view with our custom-designed 2560 x 1600 pixel CMOS sensor. The aspect ratio of the v641 allows you to keep moving targets in-frame longer and see more of the event you are recording.

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
  • 6 Gpx/sec, 4Mpx camera
  • The v641 provides a 4 megapixel sensor and greater than 6 gigapixel/second throughput. That means full-resolution frame rates of 1450 frames-per-second (fps), and 1920 x 1080 HD-resolution frame rates of over 2500 fps.
  • 6 Gpx/second
  • Max speed at full resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 1450 fps to RAM and 195 fps to CineMag
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 256 x 8 is 219,000 fps to RAM
  • Min frame rate of 10 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • 10 µm pixel size
  • 25.6 mm x 16.0 mm
  • 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 6,400 D
  • ISO Color 1,600 D
  • TE cooled
  • CAR in 256 x 8 increments
  • Fill factor: 70%
  • Dynamic range: 54.6 dB
  • Read out noise at 20.6°C (typical): 21e-
  • Full well capacity (typical): 11000e-
  • 1 us minimum exposure
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
  • Auto Exposure
  • Shutter Off mode for PIV
  • 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag compatible (128 GB, 256 GB, 144 GB, 512 GB)
Record Times
  • 3.7 seconds at maximum frame rate, maximum bit depth, largest resolution and into maximum internal memory
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
  • 1.4 µs 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
  • Hardware trigger BNC
Timing & Synchronization
  • 20 ns timing resolution
  • 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, 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, including Genlock, 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
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Versatile Dual HD-SDI can provide 4:4:4 video (except at 60 fps), or can be two single 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports, one for playback and one always live
  • Nikon F-mount standard, supports F & G style lenses
  • Canon EOS mount optional
  • PL-mount optional
  • C-mount optional
  • (lens not included)
Video Processing
  • Selectable auto-scaling of 2560 x 1440 to 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 on video out
  • 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 CineMag or 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
  • CineMag interface
  • Canon EOS lens mount
  • PL-mount
  • On-camera controls
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  • CineStation
  • RCU
  • CineStream
  • Break-out-Box (IRIG-in, IRIG-out, NTSC/PAL Video, Trigger, Event, Strobe, A-Sync, Pre-Trigger/Memgate, Ready, GenLock)
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