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Our growing list of Vision Research solution partners!

Vision Research approaches the market with a solution perspective when working with customers. As part of this approach, we supply solutions that leverage the expertise of our trusted partners. On this page you will find a list of a few of those partners. If you have any questions on our experience with any one of these partners and/or would like to request additional information on how our cameras and a particular solution can help you, please fill out a Contact Form.

Please click on the links below to select the products you are interested in::

Digital Cinema Tools & Services
Intensified Solutions
Motion Tracking, Data Acquisition and Analysis
PIV Solutions
Video Solutions
Underwater Solutions

Digital Cinema Tools & Services  

1 Beyond

Founded in 1996, 1 Beyond, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high performance video production and post production, tapeless workflow and storage systems for video professionals at a fraction of the cost of traditional high-end systems. This value leadership is due to constant technical innovation and numerous industry firsts, now extended into 3D workflows. 1 Beyond delivers turnkey video end-to-end solutions that provide customers with the highest performance and quality digital workflow in all video formats including 3D, HD, 2K and 4K.

The company offers a wide range of systems including the new tapeless and 3D workflow products, award-winning laptops, desktops, mobiles, and Storage Area Networks used in all workflow phases. All 1 Beyond systems are designed with true open architecture and built on world standards, ensuring the customer a continued upgrade path and long period for non-obsolescence.

For more information, visit
Tel: 877-One-Beyond



AbelCine offers digital cinema specialists on staff in their New York and Burbank locations who specialize in everything Phantom. Their Phantom related services include pre-production consultation, post services and training. Phantom camera sales are available from the company’s NY, LA and Chicago locations.   

AbelCine also develops and manufactures a number of accessories for Phantom cinema cameras specific to TV and motion picture production, including breakout boxes, lens mounts, handheld rigs and a remote control unit. Their sales staff can build a complete Phantom camera package to your precise requirements. Rentals and technical services are also available from their NY & LA locations. Ask about AbelCine Finance Services.

For more information, visit

Tel 888-223-1599


Glue Tools

Glue Tools offers the Phantom Cine Toolkit which allows MacOSX and applications to instantly open Phantom Cine files. With this toolkit, the Macintosh Finder is fully aware of these files and includes support for Spotlight, Previews and basic playback with QuickTime Player 7. Other applications that are QuickTime aware, will also work with Phantom Cine files, including Compressor, Final Cut Pro X, Telestream Episode, amongst many others.

Also offered from Glue Tools is Phantom Cine AMA for Avid which allows you to work with the Phantom Cine RAW files natively in Avid Media Composer on either MacOSX or Windows. High quality playback is instantaneous, without rendering or transcoding. As the Phantom Cine file is RAW, the color can be adjusted using the very same color controls that are used on the camera hardware.

Séance™ - Phantom Camera Control for MacOSX is another product offered by Glue Tools. This software program lets you offload Phantom Cine footage using a Macintosh, quickly and efficiently.

Glue Tools, LLC is a California-based company that builds Software Tools for the Motion Picture/Television and Commercial industries. Glue Tools specializes in creating essential Macintosh and Windows utilities that seamlessly and efficiently interface with high-end camera systems, post-production tools, and footage to optimize artists’ workstations.

For more information, visit:

Tel: 805-456-7997


Image Systems develops state-of-the-art motion analysis and camera control software for a multitude of applications for industry, defense, sports, R&D, and, automotive.
The product line TEMA is the today’s most advanced system for advanced motion analysis on the market. Its accurate tracking algorithms, advanced integrated analysis and excellent presentation tools are crucial for delivering the highest quality test results. It performs tracking and analysis of movements in 2D, 3D and 6D and delivers comprehensive results such as position, velocity, acceleration of any given object in your image.
For further information, please contact Image Systems at:
Phone: +46 200 100
Web :



Founded in 2000, IRIDAS offers high-fidelity playback, dailies and finishing software for high-end postproduction workflows. IRIDAS' innovative RealTime RAW technology enables playback, color correction and finishing on native Phantom RAW data up to 4K in full speed and render quality.

IRIDAS FrameCycler offers instant review and playback of Phantom cine files without the need to transcode into a different file format. The IRIDAS SpeedGrade product line offers applications for on set look design to a full color correction and finishing toolset. IRIDAS MetaRender provides transcoding of RAW files into offline formats and rendering for final output. All applications take advantage of the maximum image fidelity contained in the original RAW file.

IRIDAS is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

For more information on the Phantom work flow, please visit

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Intensified Solutions  

Axiom Optics

Axiom Optics is a provider of intensified imaging solutions based in Cambridge, MA.  offers the HICATT (High-Speed Camera Attachment) for high-speed cameras, directly compatible with Phantom Cameras.

HICATT is a dual stage hybrid intensifier with an amplification factor up to 300,000 x, repetition rates up to 200 KHz and gating times as low as  3ns.It can be ordered with a large choice of photocathodes (Gen2 or Gen3) ,  phosphors (P46, P24, P20…) , intensifier diameters (18 or 25 mm) and digital interface ( USB, low jitter).

1 Broadway, 14th floor   
Cambridge,  MA 02142  

For additional information please visit:

Contact : Philippe Clemenceau
Tel: +1 (617) 401 2198
Mobile: + 1 (310) 597 1347
Fax: +1(425) 930 9818


Carl Zeiss

Carl Zeiss is a leading international group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industry. Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The business groups are generally ranked first or second in the strategic markets of medical and research solutions, industrial solutions and lifestyle products. They offer products and services for biomedical research and medical technology, as well as system solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Planetariums and high-quality consumer goods such as camera lenses and binoculars carry the ZEISS name to millions of people around the world. 

The ZEISS ZF Lenses sold by Vision Research® are high-quality, prime lenses for professional and industrial cameras using the F-bayonet lens mount. The ZF lens range consists of 9 different prime lenses, characterized by high image quality, lens barrels with smooth focus rotation and all metal construction for a long service life. The mechanical, 9-bladed aperture is adjustable in 1/2 stop increments and the ZEISS T* anti-reflection coating minimizes flare and ghosting, while maximizing the image contrast.

For more information, visit

Contact: Richard Schleuning
Tel: 973-809-3896



Infinity Photo-Optical Company is the recognized world leader in long-distance and continuously-focusable microscope technology. Founded in 1984, Infinity continues to pioneer this field by offering innovative products and technologies which have received international acclaim (winner of three R&D 100 and two Photonics Circle of Excellence awards). Infinity invented Continuously-Focusable and Internal-Focusing Microscopy. Infinity manufactures long-distance microscopes, continuously-focusable microscopes, macro systems, video inspection lenses and internal-focusing devices for industrial inspection, process/product monitoring, machine vision, QC, advanced imaging, non-contact gauging/inspection and laser/biomedical research. Infinity's clients range from small laboratories to fortune 500 companies, aerospace industries, research centers, universities and government agencies.

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With hundreds of thousands of lenses and optical systems sold worldwide, Navitar Machine Vision has become the most recognized and respected name for machine vision, inspection, automation, assembly, electronic imaging, testing, measuring and biomedical applications. With expert application engineers and unrivaled customer support, Navitar manufactures and delivers the most repeatable and reliable optical solutions again and again.

Navitar offers superior quality and stands behind their products with a lifetime guarantee on all parts and workmanship of each lens. We make our customers lens selection and design process as carefree and seamless as possible. With the patented online tool, the Optical Wizard, you can quickly and easily configure complete optical solutions 24/7. The wizard offers custom options to fit your exact needs and budget.

For Custom Lens solutions, Navitar’s Special Optics division specializes in rapidly designing, prototyping, and manufacturing the most innovative and highest performing custom optical systems. Their state-of-the-art optical solutions provide defense, homeland security, and high performance commercial applications, which demand the finest optical surfaces, highest accuracy and tightest tolerances.

For more information, visit

Contact: Chris Garnish
Tel: 585.359.4000 x3201



Litepanels®, a VItec Group Company, offers revolutionary LED lighting with soft, projected output, with 100%-0 dimming and minimal color shift. From HD-friendly studio lights to on-camera ENG & HDV and highly-portable battery & A/C powered location lights, Litepanels’ proprietary LED technology offers big savings in energy consumption, is cost-efficient and eco-friendly. Our lightweight, portable fixtures run from AC or an integrated battery for wireless lighting freed from the limitations of generators or power cables. Products include: the new LP 1x1 Bi-Color, 1x1 Super-Spot, and 1x1 Low Profile; LP Micro, the first compact professional LED light to run off standard AA batteries; LP MiniPlus in 5600°K and 3200°K models; the modular, ultra-flat profile LP 1X1; Ringlite Cinema; Ringlite Mini; Litepanels rechargeable snap-on battery pack; DV battery adapter plate; remote dimming module; articulating arms; new broadcast lighting division; and much more. Look for many more new products in 2009.

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Luminys Systems

Luminys Systems Corp.’s award-winning high-intensity lighting systems are optimized for high speed:

 -Instant light on demand and low idle levels for the best energy efficiency and control

-1,000,000 frames per second flicker-free light

-High-quality light (5400º Kelvin daylight with 96+ CRI) for the best images

-Battery-powered to reduce peak power usage

Available solutions include SunSource™ for barrier and sled installations, LabLight™ for laboratory environments, and Blast™ for high-impact applications. Luminys was named 2009 Crash Test Company of the Year by Automotive Testing Technology International Magazine.

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Motion Tracking, Data Acquisition and Analysis  

Image Systems develops state-of-the-art motion analysis and camera control software for a multitude of applications for industry, defense, sports, R&D, and, automotive.
The product line TEMA is the today’s most advanced system for advanced motion analysis on the market. Its accurate tracking algorithms, advanced integrated analysis and excellent presentation tools are crucial for delivering the highest quality test results. It performs tracking and analysis of movements in 2D, 3D and 6D and delivers comprehensive results such as position, velocity, acceleration of any given object in your image.
For further information, please contact Image Systems at:
Phone: +46 200 100
Web :



Imatek is a leading UK based manufacturer of materials testing equipment primarily in the field of impact testing. Imatek’s products are used all over the world to test the properties of materials, components and assemblies in industries such as aerospace, steel production, automotive and academic research.

A major feature of the Imatek range is the high-quality instrumentation and analysis software fitted to all systems that provides detailed information, both graphical and tabular, for the specimen undergoing test.

Integration of the Phantom camera combines the data captured by the Impact Tester together with high speed video imagery. Since the camera and the data acquisition share the same trigger, data points and images can be precisely correlated.

A video sequence provides a great deal of qualitative information about the test event, and the software also allows quantitative information to be extracted.

Integrated high speed video offers an advantage in many application areas and is available as an option for any of the Imatek range of impact testers or in a stand-alone mode, making it a general purpose tool that can be utilized by other parts of a customers operation and on a wide range of test apparatus.

For further information please contact Imatek Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1438 821624



Xcitex motion analysis and video/data control software solutions enable high-speed video cameras to be used as scientific, non-destructive, non-contact test instruments.

ProAnalyst® is the best selling professional-grade software package for extracting, tracking, analyzing, and presenting motion data from pre-recorded video. ProAnalyst lets you use your camera to measure any moving object. Engineers, researchers, and athletes use ProAnalyst for product development, biological studies, product testing, and manufacturing.

  • Markerless Auto-Tracking of any object in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D
  • Measure velocity, position, size, acceleration, location, movement and more
  • Multi-dimensional scene calibration
  • Extensive image controls and filters correct or enhance your video
  • Instantly graph and export data to a variety of formats, including 2- & 3-axis graphing

Download your 30-day trial of ProAnalyst click here

MiDAS DA is designed to actively collect data from sensors and gauges along with high-speed video. Capturing video and data together can yield greater insight into experimental results than video alone.

  • Xcitex’s proprietary Waveform per Frame™ Technology collects multiple data samples with nanosecond accuracy
  • Synchronize accelerometers, strain gauges, force plates, tachometers, pressure transducers, EMG, sensors and more
  • Choose data acquisition hardware from National Instruments with up to 64 channels of data collection

Download your 30-day trial of MiDAS click here

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PIV Solutions  

Dantec Dynamics A/S

Dantec Dynamics' main area of activity is development and sales of integrated measurement systems for diagnostics and research into fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, microfluidics, spray analysis and combustion technology. 

Our systems are used to obtain measurement data of physical properties in air, gases, liquids and solid materials.

Tonsbakken 16-18
P.O. Box 121
DK-2740 Skovlunde

Tele: +45 44 57 80 00
Fax: +45 44 57 80 01

Dantec Dynamics A/S

Tonsbakken 16-18

P.O. Box 121

DK-2740 Skovlunde


Telephone: +45 44 57 80 00

Fax: +45 44 57 80 01


LaVision offers customer designed (Laser) Imaging Systems for reactive and non-reactive flow field analysis, fluid mechanics, combustion research, spray analysis and non-destructive material testing. New and innovative optical sensors for in-cylinder gas analysis, soot monitoring and leakage detection are available as well.

The LaVision team has extensive professional experience in Laser Imaging Spectroscopy and optical techniques such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy, Raman, Rayleigh and Mie Scattering, Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques as well as ultra-fast time-resolved imaging and high-speed image recording.

The primary mission of the company is to provide photonic measurement solutions to the scientific and industrial markets. LaVision is involved in an ongoing process of innovation and development of imaging detectors, smart optical sensors, spectroscopy, lasers, measurement technologies and software tools.

Feel free to contact us for further information.

LaVision GmbH
Anna-Vandenhoeck-Ring 19 
D-37081 Goettingen

Phone: +49-(0)551-9004-0 
Fax: +49-(0)551-9004-100

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TSI Instruments

TSI Fluid Mechanics group provides instruments widely used in fluid mechanics research to measure flow velocity, turbulence, and all the associated properties over a planar and volumetric  region,  in a wide range of environments, varying from simple, to complex, to hostile. They also measure particle size, velocity, number density and volume flux of spherical particles, droplets, or bubbles in similar environments.  The systems with Time-resolved capability, using the Phantom high speed cameras as the integral part of the systems, provide the best temporal resolution as well as the best spatial resolution for your flow research measurements.

TSI offers a wide variety of instrumentations, ranging from personal health monitoring, air pollution monitoring to Chemical analysis using the LIBS devices.  Visit our website to find out more.

Fluid Mechanics Group
TSI Incorporated
Tel: 1-800-874-2811

TSI Incorporated
500 Cardigan Road
Shoreview, MN 55126



Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight®, ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE VCLX® and CINE VCLX/2®. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard.

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Video Solutions  

Digital Video Sud (DVS)

Since 1997, , DVS continuously acquires more and more experience in shooting with super-slow motion systems, Vision Research Phantom cameras and SuperloupeTM sets, the DVS patented live ultra slow motion technology.
DVS is ready to support and develop any high-speed shootage throughout the world, whatever the surroundings: major world sporting events’ live broadcasting (Olympics, FIFA World Cup), Movies (Columbia Pictures), Wildlife films (Ushuaia Productions), Industry (Airbus), Advertising (Gucci, Chanel).
DVS usually designs new software applications & tools to suit customers needs, with its R&D highly-experienced engineering teams and core partners, such as Vision Research, EVS, Grass Valley and more.
Tel: +33 (0)442 97 26 26
Fax: +33 (0)442 97 26 27

Z.A. Les Milles
200 rue Jean de Guiramand
13858 Aix en Provence CEDEX 03




I-MOVIX is the worldwide leader in extreme slow motion for sports broadcast (from 75 to over 5,000 FPS). The company’s products are the first true ultra-slow motion systems, fully integrated for broadcast use, offering the unprecedented combination of very high frame rates and instant replay, or continuous streaming.

I-MOVIX offers a new line of products based on the market-defining X10 ultra slow motion technology. The new product line emphasises modular configurability around the X10 Camera Control Unit to suit any Vision Research Phantom camera, and any configuration can be customized to meet performance and budget targets across a wide range of production scenarios. The entire X10 product range has been optimized for upgradeability to allow for evolving production requirements and upcoming generations of cameras.

Brand New X10 Product Line (NAB 2014) from I-MOVIX on Vimeo.  Ultra Slow Motion & Super Slow Motion in HD and Ultra HD Super Slow Motion Ultra Slow Motion The High-Speed Integration for Broadcast for your Phantom Camera One X10 CCU with Multiple Camera Heads

EVS Broadcast Equipment

EVS Broadcast Equipment delivers a combination of hardware and software production and playout systems and solutions for the broadcast of sports, news and entertainment. EVS will improve the efficiency, cost effectiveness and productivity of productions, as well as deliver a high quality of support service, interactivity and reliability.”
EVS specialises in answering our customers’ needs:

  • Instant Ingest & playout: the acquisition of audio/video material as well as the playout control in live and near live environment
  • Instant Edit: The editing of audio/video content in live and near-live environment
  • Instant Content Management: The archiving, storage, transfer, networking and repurposing of audio/video content in live and  near-live productions.



Inertia Unlimited

Inertia Unlimited has been in involved with the innovation of many ground breaking cameras and the owner, Jeff Silverman, is the recipient of 3 sports Emmy awards for his camerawork.

In 2003 Inertia Unlimited brought a Vision Research® V7.0 to the World Series for Fox Sports Television. Since then Vision Research® cameras (known on-air as X-Mo) supplied by Inertia Unlimited, have been used at the last 2 Olympics, this year's Superbowl, the British Open, NBA basketball, NCAA basketball and football, HBO Boxing, as well as almost 300 MLB baseball games this year.

Inertia Unlimited has available for rent, multiple SD and HD systems all optimized for commercial production and live sports applications. 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year support is available for all of our systems.

Highly trained crews are available through Inertia Unlimited, strategically located around the United States and in Sydney, Australia.

Jeff Silverman

Tel: 802-368-2591
Cel: 954-232-8503

320 Pratt Road
Jacksonville, VT 05342


LMC Live Motion Concept GmbH

Antelope MkIIs® - PhantomPowered

The HD Broadcast Ultra Slow Motion Turnkey Solution

Antelope MkIIs® is the newest product within the Antelope Highspeed Camera Family.

The camera is PhantomPowered and based on the Phantom v641 digital high-speed camera. The camera body and controllers have been redesigned to match the look and feel of a standard broadcast camera.

LMC Antelope MkIIs records frame rates of up to 5,350 fps in 720p and 2,560 fps in 1080i image. Quality and light sensitivity is outstanding and defines a new standard in ultra slow motion technology.

Major features include continuous recording; which means that a second video output is available for continuous shooting even during replay play-out. It can be used with any broadcast lens due to a unique lens adaption system. Both eyepiece viewfinder and HD LCD viewfinder are available – both feature TALLY LIGHT. Return signals will be available in  the next version. It´s more light sensitive with improved signal processing. MkII uses standard SMTPE fiber cables with LEMO connectors.

LMC has specially focused on professional broadcast controls to make the system easy to operate for any broadcast engineer with no intense training required. The RCP and OCP have broadcast standard dimensions so they can be easily integrated into any OB facility. All broadcast standard functions are implemented in the controls.

The RCP features triggering, live triggering, multiple recording banks, lever with dynamic playback speed change, and programmable mark points for live replay, tally, and speed-up function.

The OCP is comparable with a standard broadcast camera OCP with all necessary controls like black and white levels and references,  preselection of stored matrices, frame rate, shutter speed adjustment, saturation, gamma, chroma, gain, individual color control, plus a fast and precise iris control with a sensitive lever.

The LMC-exclusive DE-FLICKERING solution which eliminates lighting related flickering is available as an add-on to all ANTELOPE products.

Additional products like the fully wireless ANTELOPE AIR®, as well as the gyro stabilized FalconCAM ultra slow motion solution, and the ANTELOPE 3D are also available.

About LMC LiveMotionConcept

Located in the heart of Europe, LMC operates in the professional broadcast field since 1994. The ANTELOPE product range which is an LMC exclusive development is being used by all major broadcasters at major events like World Championships, Olympics and major national events.

ANTELOPE is made in Germany and can be found in all professional production areas from Broadcast over Commercial shoots to documentaries and feature films. Strong partners all over the globe help to support Antelope products.

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Underwater Solutions  

REDSEE Underwater Housing

The REDSEE underwater housing was developed by award winning underwater cameraman Hugh Fairs for Filmways Ltd to take the Phantom Gold camera for the first time into the underwater realm. The REDSEE is a robust deepwater housing tried and tested on several Discovery Shark Week assignments in the US, Mexico, South Africa and the Bahamas.

Multiple configuration options, using the CineMag on board, allow both free diving up to 150 feet deep for wildlife assignments or complete laptop control via an underwater Ethernet cable for Feature Film or Commercial projects in more controlled situations. Using Cooke Prime lenses, the images produced are nothing less than spectacular.

Run times of 90 minutes are possible while diving completely untethered, and up to three hour run times can be achieved using custom built underwater block batteries.

The housing is available worldwide with its builder and operator Hugh Fairs or for dry hire with a trained technician.


Tel:+44 (0) 7770 321 940