Phantom Miro M320S

April 3, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | 5 Comments |
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Vision Research has announced the Phantom Miro M320S digital high-speed camera. The Miro M320S is capable of recording 1320 frames per second (fps) at its full resolution of 1920x1200 pixels; 1540fps at 1920x1080 Full HD resolution; 2250fps at 1152x1152 pixels; and higher frame rates at reduced resolutions. The Phantom Miro M320S has a 19.2x12.0mm, >2-megapixel CMOS imager, offers 12-bit analogue-to-digital conversion and can be configured with 3GB, 6GB or 12GB of internal RAM. Featuring a single HD-SDI output, the M320S can adapt to a wide range of monitors and HD field recorders for a video-based workflow.  For maximum quality using uncompressed raw files, the M320S takes advantage of the new Phantom CineFlash Storage system, which ships standard with every M320S camera. The removable CineFlash drives offer up to 240GB of storage. Available with Canon EF, Nikon F, 35mm PL and C lens mounts for approximately $44,000, the Phantom Miro M320S is primarily targeted at TV production crews, engineers and scientists, but we would not be surprised to see the technology trickle down to consumer products in the future.

Vision Press Release

Vision Research Introduces the Versatile Phantom Miro M320S Compact Digital High-Speed Camera

New Phantom Miro M320S Designed for a Variety of Applications From Scientific Research to Creative Media

WAYNE, N.J. (April 2, 2012) – Vision Research, the leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, presents the Phantom® Miro® M320S digital high-speed camera, which takes portable high-speed imaging to the next level by combining the lightweight, rugged design of Vision Research’s latest Miro family with advanced features not found on any other camera in its class.

“Our new M320S follows Vision Research’s Miro M-Series tradition in versatility by adapting to many imaging applications,” comments Rick Robinson, Division VP Marketing, Vision Research. “With precise control over resolution, frame rate, exposure time, and trigger point, this camera is an ideal tool for everyone from scientists and engineers to professionals in TV production and new media applications. The advanced features and small, lightweight form factor make the Miro M320S the most accessible and adaptable Phantom high-speed digital camera available today.”

The Miro M320S is capable of recording 1320 frames-per-second (fps) at its full resolution of 1920 x 1200; 1540 fps at 1920 x 1080; 2250 fps at 1152 x 1152; and higher frame rates at reduced resolutions.  Leveraging the Academy Award®-winning camera technology of the Phantom Flex, the M320S offers exceptional light sensitivity and picture quality with 35mm depth of field thanks to the camera’s 2-megapixel CMOS sensor.  The Phantom Miro M320S has standard 12-bit pixel depth and can be configured with 3GB, 6GB or 12GB of internal RAM Memory.

M320S Workflow

Featuring a single HD-SDI output, the M320S can adapt to a wide range of monitors and HD field recorders for a video-based workflow.  For maximum quality using uncompressed raw files, the M320S takes advantage of the new Phantom CineFlash Storage system, which ships standard with every M320S camera. The removable CineFlash drives offer up to 240 Gigabytes of non-volatile flash storage. Once full, quickly download the drives via a CineFlash Dock over eSata, and the resulting Cine Raw files are ready to be reviewed and processed with either Phantom software or a number of compatible third-party solutions. 

When used together with the Phantom Remote Control Unit (RCU), the Miro M320S becomes a fully portable high-speed camera system.  In addition to controlling all recording parameters, the RCU’s built in video monitor allows for live preview, framing, focus and full control of the HD-SDI playback.  Users can trim the shot and quickly save it to the removable CineFlash drive, then start capturing the next shot right away.

Additional Features:

-    HD-SDI video output, for 720p, 1080psf and 1080i monitoring
-    Canon EOS, Nikon F, 35mm PL, and C lens mounts
-    Size & Weight:  7.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches, 19 x 9 x 10 cm, Weight: 3.0 lbs, 1.4 kg
-    Internal Mechanical Shutter
-    Phantom RCU compatible
-    Standard rechargeable battery
-    Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
-    Image-Based Auto-Trigger
-    Continuous Recording
-    Gb Ethernet on camera, eSata on CineFlash Dock

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About Vision Research

Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensible across a wide variety of applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, sports broadcast, TV production and digital cinematography.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality.

Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an Academy Award®.  Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit http://www.visionresearch.com.

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.


Image: Vision Research’s Phantom Miro M320S digital high-speed camera



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#1 central coast wedding photography

The Phantom Miro M320 is really amazing. I am pretty sure that not only tv crews and scientist would use it but also the consumers. I want have one of this. Is it out in the market?

11:33 am - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

#2 chris

or get a sony fs700 for 8000$ it does 1080p at up to 240 frames which is a lot less than the phantom but should be plenty.
1000fps is only useful if you want to take shoots of exploding water balloons etc. but you could already watch that on youtube.
and 1 second of footage at 1000fps would play back for over 16 minutes, who wants to watch that haha

11:43 am - Saturday, April 7, 2012

#3 chris

ups.. i meant 1 second at 1000fps gives you 1000 frames.. divided by 24fps ? 42seconds of playback ; )

11:46 am - Saturday, April 7, 2012

#4 Jay

We shot with the Miro320S and it was a terrible experience - unreliable plus the Miro docking station to down load the RAW media from didn't work. Looked great in principle but would not recommend. Seemed to have lots of bugs. Was very embarrasing on set in front of our clients.

3:38 pm - Monday, September 24, 2012

#5 Mac

Would not go near this again, wasted half a studio day trying to get the cam to sync to the RCU. Avoid.

11:32 pm - Wednesday, October 10, 2012