Vision Research Intros New Phantom Miro Camera
Features a Flip-Out LCD Touchscreen for On-Camera Monitoring
Vision Research today announced the Phantom Miro LC320S, the latest member of its M-Series family of high-speed cameras and the first to feature a flip-out LCD touchscreen for on-camera monitoring and controls.
The new camera, which updates the Miro M320S and will range in price from $25,900 to $70,000, can capture up to 1,500 frames per second at 1920×1080 resolution with on-board RAW recording and HD-SDI output. The Miro M-Series cameras are known for their removable CineFlash storage technology, unique to the line, which lets DPs pull important, resolution-heavy shots off the camera onto a docking station that can be viewed on a connected computer without downloading, or pulled to the same computer from the camera remotely with Vision Research's Remote Control Unit. All Miros come with a 60GB CineFlash drive and docking station. The LC320S is available in F-, C-, PL and EOS lens mounts.
The new on-board LCD touchscreen will eliminate the need to add traditional, and much heavier, external monitors but it will also let DPs access basic camera controls like record, trigger, trim, playback and save to the CineFlash drive. Camera parameters like frame rate, shutter angle, resolutions and color balance will also be accessible from the touchscreen.
AbelCine is the exclusive North American reseller of the Vision Research camera and will begin offering the Phantom Miro LC320S, with the Maximum 12 GB RAM, in November for $56,400. Those with existing M320S cameras can take advantage of a discounted $6,500 upgrade price if they place an order for the new camera with AbelCine by October 31, 2012. After that date, the upgrade price will be $7,500.