United Broadcast introduces high speed digital cameras

Phantom “Flex"

United Broadcast and Media Solutions (UBMS), a leading pro-video and broadcast distributor in the Middle East and Africa, introduces high speed digital cameras from Vision Research namely, the Phantom “Flex” and Phantom “HD GOLD”.

Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

Jean-Luc Laydevant, Director of Global Sales, Vision Research said, “The Phantom HD has quickly become the industry standard for commercials by being able to capture over 1000 FPS in Full HD, while the Phantom Flex is bringing additional flexibility for outdoor shooting and sporting events. This technology is very well adapted to the Gulf region, with its buoyant and high quality advertising market as well as major international sporting events. Our partnership with UBMS is very important to us, in order to serve our customers in the region, by combining our technology, and UBMS’s know how and excellent service record in the region”.

The Phantom “Flex” considered by many to be the world’s most flexible digital camera, offers an unprecedented degree of flexibility in all areas of high-speed image capture, and goes beyond HD to support 4-megapixel imaging, when the highest resolution is required. Depending on the shooting mode and resolution, the Flex is capable of shooting from 5 FPS to over 10,750 FPS.

The Phantom “HD GOLD” is capable of resolutions beyond 2K, with frame rates in excess of 1000 fps at 1080p and 1500 fps in 720p. The camera boasts an excellent dynamic range and a high sensitivity (ISO 640) making it useful even under normal lighting conditions. Unlike with film, and some other digital high-speed cameras that require rendering, you can immediately see the results of your shot.

The camera records to an internal RAM memory of 8, 16 or 32 Gigabytes that can then be downloaded to a laptop computer. But this is just the start of methods that is provided to store your work. Take advantage of the swappable non-volatile solid state recorders — the Phantom CineMags. These low profile modules mount snugly to the top of the camera body and store 128, 256 or 512 GB each. When one of these storage magazines is filled, the Phantom CineStation allows downloading of the images to a PC running the Phantom software application.