Vision Research Unveils New Phantom Miro eX-Series of Digital High-Speed Cameras
Phantom Miro eX-Series Offers Advanced Digital High-Speed Video Technology in Ultra Compact, DSLR-Like Package
The new Phantom Miro eX offers users a custom-designed CMOS sensor and is available in resolutions of 640×480 (Miro eX1, Miro eX2) and 800×600 (Miro eX4). With the Phantom Miro eX, users can take advantage of maximum, full-resolution frame rates of 500 frames-per-second (fps) to over 1,200 fps. By reducing resolution, the Miro eX can record even faster, reaching speeds of over 100,000 fps. The Phantom Miro eX also offers super-fast exposure times as low as two microseconds (1/500,000 second), allowing users to freeze fast moving objects and eliminate blur from their video. The custom-designed CMOS sensors each feature impressive light sensitivity, with ISO 12232 ratings of 4800 for monochrome and 1200 for color, ensuring that the cameras will perform in the most challenging of lighting environments.
All controls are accessed directly through the Phantom Miro eX’s advanced 3.5 inch touch-screen LCD, eliminating the need for a computer. The large LCD screen also allows users to review and edit their high-speed videos directly on the camera. Through the LCD, users can play and rewind, trim with in- and out-points as well as manage multi-cine setups and Vision Research’s new Image-Based Auto-Trigger feature.
When dealing with fast-moving objects, knowing when to trigger your digital high speed camera is key, and the new Phantom Miro eX makes this easier than ever. The Phantom Miro eX is the first digital high-speed camera in Vision Research’s history to feature a built-in, Image-Based Auto-Trigger. This built-in triggering system allows users to program the Phantom Miro eX to automatically begin recording as soon as motion is detected within a specific point in the frame (available on Miro eX2 and Miro eX4).
The LCD interface now supports advanced multi-cine control, too. This allows a user to allocate the camera memory to 1, 2, 3 or 4 independent slow motion movies (cines). Having partitioned memory enables the user to record multiple cines back to back and then review, trim, save and delete any stored cine arbitrarily.
The Phantom Miro eX also is battery powered, allowing the digital high-speed camera to be used untethered from a power source. This gives users freedom of range, allowing them to take the camera into environments where it was never before possible to record. Fully mobile, users can simply carry additional batteries for longer shoots, replacing them on-the-fly as needed. The Miro eX is also compatible with any one-inch C-mount lens, and using an F-mount adapter, the camera can also utilize standard 35mm lenses.
The Phantom Miro eX will be available with options of 1GB, 2GB or 4GB of internal memory (1GB only on Miro eX1) and is also compatible with non-volatile, removable CompactFlash ® memory for the safe and easy storage of high-speed footage. The Phantom Miro eX1 model is priced less than $10,000 and is available for online ordering only at www.visionresearch.com/store. Additional information and detailed specifications for the Vision Research Phantom Miro eX Family of digital high-speed cameras can be found at www.visionresearch.com