High-Speed Camera Technology – Phantom Flex 4K

High-Speed Camera Technology – Phantom Flex 4K

Widely considered the best high-speed camera in the world, the Phantom Flex 4K shoots at 2000+ frames per second, in eye watering 4K quality. Ever wondered how McDonalds, the Keg, Red Lobster and a wide array of restaurants make those flame grilled meat pictures look so amazing? Welcome to the possibilities of cinematic marvel, with the Phantom 4K Flex.

High-speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena. In 1948, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) defined high-speed photography as any set of photographs captured by a camera capable of 69 frames per second or greater, and of at least three consecutive frames. High-speed photography can be considered to be the opposite of time-lapse photography.

In common usage, high-speed photography may refer to either or both of the following meanings. The first is that the photograph itself may be taken in a way as to appear to freeze the motion, especially to reduce motion blur. The second is that a series of photographs may be taken at a high sampling frequency or frame rate. The first requires a sensor with good sensitivity and either a very good shuttering system or a very fast strobe light. The second requires some means of capturing successive frames, either with a mechanical device or by moving data off electronic sensors very quickly.

Other considerations for high-speed photographers are record length, reciprocity breakdown, and spatial resolution.

Below you will find some of our favorite examples of high-speed film:


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