Phantom Slow Motion Camera
As video marketing professionals, we care about stories and visual imagery. Everyday we try to find new ways to create and establish the most compelling and engaging shots. In fact, one of the more powerful tools at our disposal is super slow motion footage. There is a clearcut case of how much of a difference super slow motion can make. However, not every video production company has a high speed camera available.
Phantom Slow Motion Camera
Every craftsman needs his tools. The same applies for video producers. To put it another way, we craft, shape and design compelling stories and move and inspire an audience. As such, we don’t use hammers and chisels. Instead, we’re proud to shoot with outstanding cameras and lenses to create the best possible image quality. With this in mind, our tools to shoot super slow motion footage should be of the same standard.
When it comes to Super Slow Motion Videography, the Phantom VEO640S is an amazing camera. It has a wide flexibility of frame rates, and is the perfect solution when the frame rates matter. With nearly 3000FPS at HD and 1666FPS at 2.5K, this camera creates stunning high speed imagery. Looking for more frames per second? The Phantom VEO640S can shoot 10,000FPS at 480p. So whether your looking to go all scientific or filmic, the VEO640S is the right tool for the job.
The Phantom Flex4K is an established name in the cinematic industry. Even so, it is quite a bulky piece of kit. The new Phantom VEO4K has the same sensor and frame rate options but weighs less than half of the Flex4K. With 4K becoming the new universal standard, there is no more need to upscale footage in post production. 1000FPS in 4K will give you everything you need to create future proof cinematic content.
Both of these High Speed beasts have their own specific context of use. Although this may be true, there are a few things to consider when planning a slow motion video shoot:
Lighting For Slow Motion
Both the VEO640S and the VEO4K eat light for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s really difficult to have too much light. Although these cameras are a major upgrade from the old Phantom HD Gold, we always use flicker free 2.5K HMI lights. Again it’s a case of ensuring image quality. You don’t want to be spending an entire day, creating the perfect slow motion shoot and find loads of flicker on your footage.
Video producer will tell you that your lens matters. The same goes for shooting high speed footage with the Phantom VEO640S or Phantom VEO4K. When working in these light sensitive conditions, we have to make sure we’ve got a lens that goes down to at least T 2.1.
To wrap up
All in all, just as any other set, filming with a Phantom High Speed Camera isn’t just a case of point and shoot. You have to do your research and prep your shoot. Obviously this article doesn’t cover all there is to know about filming with a Phantom VEO4K or Phantom VEO640S. Instead, it offers some insight into what it takes to use a Phantom slow motion camera to its full potential. If you still have any questions, please get in touch. We’re here to help you get the shots you need!