Phantom CineMag and CineStation
imaging is memory-hungry
Shooting 1000 frames-per-second at HD resolution, for example, will record 4 seconds to 16 GB of RAM. And saving that same shot via standard Gigabit Ethernet will take 15 minutes (much quicker with 10GB ethernet option) which are are better spent shooting.
The Phantom CineMag also enables long record times for events that would normally exhaust built-in memory.
Acknowledging the memory needs of high-speed imaging, Vision Research have developed the CineMag, a reliable hot-swappable, non-volatile memory solution for Phantom digital high-speed video cameras that improves shooting-and-recording workflow. The CineMag is a storage device incorporating secure, non-volatile flash memory for high speed Phantom raw footage. Cines can be recorded into camera RAM and then the recording uploaded to the CineMag in seconds. This eliminates camera down time between shots. If the application demands longer record times, then the CineMag can be used in Run/Stop (R/S) mode, allowing for several minutes of record time at lower frame rates.
Available in two models (see below) the Cinemag is compatible a variety of Phantom cameras. Cines can be recorded at full speed to RAM and shifted the to the Cinemag, or recorded directly into the CineMag with speeds of up to 700 megapixels-per-second with the Phantom HD Gold for example.
Recordings stored in the CineMag can be accessed with the Phantom software in the same manner as recordings in the camera would be accessed. Cines can be viewed, trimmed, enhanced and then saved to hard drive.
When the CineMag is full and cines are safely saved, the unit can be hot un-plugged and another snapped into place and recording can continue without interrupting the workflow. The raw cine recordings can be viewed later using the same camera or a Phantom CineStation docking unit. (See below).
|Model|| CineMag II
for Phantom series: vXX0, vXX1, vXX2, vXX10, vXX11
| CineMag IV
for Phantom Flex4K and all UHS-12 models - v1212, v1612, v2012, v2512
|Capacity||144GB, 256GB, 512GB||1TB, 2TB|
|Throughput||800 Mpx/sec||800 Mpx/sec (iTB); 1Gpx/sec (2TB)|
|Size||192 x 126 x 13 mm||88 x 113 x 11 mm|
|Weight||<0.4 kg||0.3 kg|
|CineMag IV PRO
For Phantom Flex 4K only when using ProRes HQ workflow. Specs as above
What happens when I finish recording to the CineMag?
companion to the CineMag
|Model||CineStation - B||CineStation - X2SR||CineStation - IV|
|Compatible with||Original CineMag; CineMagII||Original CineMag; CineMagII||CineMagIV|
|Has Gb Ethernet?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Has 10Gb Ethernet?||No||Yes, X2SR fibre||Yes, 10GBase - T Copper|
|Has SDI video?||Yes||Yes||No (SDI video outputs and buttons not active)|
|Power||120W power supply included||120W power supply included||40W power supply included|
|Inputs||CineMag, AC power, Tri-level genlock||CineMag, AC power, Tri-level genlock||CineMag IV, AC power|
|Weight||2.3 kg||2.3 kg||0.45 kg|
|Dimensions||26 x 15.5 x 7.7 cm||26 x 15.5 x 7.7 cm||16.5 x 14.6 x 3.8 cm|
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