Vision Research Announces the Phantom Miro M320S: 1540fps at 1080p

The Phantom Miro M320S is a small, lightweight, rugged digital high-speed camera packed with advanced features, which now includes HD-SDI for advanced monitoring and workflow possibilities. The camera has advanced features previously available on cameras at twice the price, is easy to learn and use, and addresses applications in a wide variety of industries.

The M320S is a 2 megapixel camera with 3.2 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to 1380 fps at 1920 x 1200, or over 1500 fps at 1920 x 1080. The M320S uses microlenses on its custom-designed CMOS sensor with 10 μm pixel pitch to achieve great light sensitivity, and with 12-bit pixel depth you can expect excellent image quality.

Phantom Miro M320S

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution at 1,540 fps
  • 1152 x 1152 square resolution at 2,250 fps
  • Throughput 3.2 Gpx/s
  • Minimum exposure: 1μs
  • ISO: 8600T Mono; 1100T Color
  • Compatible with the Phantom RCU for un-tethered recording
  • HD-SDI output for improved video workflow and monitoring

 

Record Time: Phantom Miro M320S with 12GB of RAM

Resolution

Frames/sec

Seconds

 1920 x 1200  1,380  2.5
 1920 x 1200  1,000  3.2
 1920 x 1080  1,540  2.5
 1920 x 1080  1,000  3.5
 1920 x 1080  500  6.9
 1920 x 1080  24  144.4
 1152 x 1152  2,250  2.6
 1152 x 1152  1,000  6
 1024 x 1024  2,780  2.7
 1280 x 720  3,280  2.6
 1280 x 720  1,000  8.6
 1280 x 720  60  144.4
 640 x 480  8,490  3
 640 x 480  1,000  26
Digital HD-SDI Video Formats
The M320S also supports digital HD-SDI from a dedicated BNC connector on the rear panel. Supported HD-SDI formats include: 720P50, 59.9, 60;  1080i 30, 29.9, 25;  1080psf 30, 29.9, 25, 24 and 23.98.
Phantom Miro M320S Rear

Scientists and engineers can take advantage of the 3.2 Gpx/s throughput, precise timing, camera synchronization, flexible triggering, excellent light sensitivity, and many other advanced features to gain insight into products and processes. The camera allows you to see what cannot be seen with the human eye. Applications ranging from animal studies to PIV to product characterization are now possible with this accessible camera.

Artists now have access to a camera based on the Academy Award winning technology of the Phantom Flex for TV and new media applications.

These two uses — scientific/engineering and entertainment/production — each have their own data sheet that you can download from the sidebar to the right. (“M-Series Family” and “Production” respectively.) Check them out!

Phantom Miro M320S Side

Each Miro M-Series camera is compatible with Vision Research’s unique CineFlash storage technology. These removable, non-volatile storage devices slide into the camera body and provide a way to quickly save raw cine files from the camera’s memory without the need for time-consuming and costly downloads. Later, remove the CineFlash module from the camera and insert it into the docking station connected to a computer. Cines stored on the CineFlash are now immediately available on the computer. You can also transfer the cines from the camera to your computer and edit the images using our Phantom Camera Control software (PCC). When ordering your camera,  just specify if you want 60GB, 120GB or 240GB CineFlash storage. A 60GB CineFlash and Dock are standard with every camera purchase!

Phantom Miro M320S Right

The Phantom Miro M-Series supports four lens mounts: F-, C-, PL- or EOS. EOS mounts allow the use of Canon EF and EF-S automated lenses. Adjust lens aperture and focus either on-camera, or remotely using our Remote Control Unit or Phantom Camera Control software.

What are the differences between the Miro M320S and the Phantom Flex?

  • Frame rate and resolution: The Phantom Flex has both higher resolution and throughput than the M320S, and up to 32GB of internal RAM memory as opposed to the M320S’s 12GB of RAM.  This means longer record times can be achieved on the Flex.
  • Flash storage: The Flex uses the Phantom CineMag storage system, which can save 12GB in about 12 seconds, as opposed to the M320S’s CineFlash storage system which will save a full 12GB take in about 3 minutes.  Flex Cine files saved to the CineMag can be later reviewed on camera or CineStation over HD-SDI. Reviewing Cines stored on the CineFlash from a M320S is not possible over HD-SDI. CineFlash files can be reviewed in-camera over Ethernet in PCC, or via the CineFlash dock when preparing to download footage.
  • Color processing: The M320S supports the new Phantom PH16 protocol, which means improved white balance and color processing controls.  The Flex is based on the Ph7 protocol which includes legacy red & blue gain white balance and color processing.
  • HD-SDI: Video playback over 4:2:2 HD-SDI is possible on both camera models, however the Flex supports advanced in-camera scaling for larger resolutions as well as either 4:4:4 video or 2x identical HD-SDI feeds.
  • Power and additional monitoring: The Flex features a separate viewfinder port and 2x auxiliary power ports, which the M320S does not have.  The M320S does however have a built in battery port for use with common Sony camcorder batteries.
  • Size & Weight: The M320S is approximately 3 lbs and 7.5 x 3.5 x 4”, and the Phantom Flex weighs in at 11.75 lbs and 11.5 x 5.5 x 5.0”

 

For a full comparison of the Miro M320S and the Phantom Flex please click here.

Phantom Miro M320S Datasheet (Right click to download PDF)

More information about the camera in VisionResearch.com

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Martin

Martin Ureta is a Swiss/Argentinian Filmmaker and Underwater Explorer. He currently works as a Film Director in a video production company in Switzerland and organizes Wildlife Expeditions around the world once a year to capture unique shots and scenes with the underlying goal of raising awareness on current and future nature conservation issues.

One Response to Vision Research Announces the Phantom Miro M320S: 1540fps at 1080p

  1. Josh

    This is madness, but do we know how much approximately this camera might cost ?

     

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