Phantom v1212 Ultrahigh-speed Camera

Phantom v1212 Ultrahigh-speed Camera {ID: 6420}

Status: Sold
DOM: 2016
Condition: Inline with its age
Quantity: 1

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Product installation requirements:

Facilities: 100 - 240 VAC, 280 Watt, power supply included

Product Terms:

This unit is located in the CEE facility in the Chicago area. A CEE technician will demonstrate the unit fully functional either live or by video for your acceptance.  Availability is subject to prior sale.


  • VRI-Vl212-72G-MAG-C
  • Color 72GB Memory
  • 12-BIT
  • 1US
  • Cinemag Compatible
  • Options:
    • Fast Option, Export Controlled ($4k option, increases frame rates to 800,000 fps)
  • Includes: Software, Manuals, Case, and cables


The Phantom v1212 ultrahigh-speed camera has 12 Gpx per second throughput with full resolution frame rates of up to 12,600 fps. Reducing the resolution will allow for up to 551,700 fps and with the optional FAST mode the camera is capable of up to 820,500 fps.  

The v1212 has the same ease-of-use found in other members of the Ultrahigh-speed family, from 10Gb Ethernet standard for fast data transfer to multiple connections for flexible signaling and control.

High frame rates create extreme amounts of data. The v1212 is compatible with both the CineMag IV and CinMag V systems so data storage issues are not a concern. The internal shutter allows for hands-free black references to ensure image quality.

Key Features:

  • 28 micron pixel size for high light sensitivity
  • 12-bit depth
  • Easy to increase effective ISO to enhance light sensitivity
  • 1µs minimum exposure
  • 500ns exposure with FAST* option
  • Internal mechanical shutter
  • Connections Include:
    • Time code
    • FSYNC
    • GPS
    • Range data
    • Trigger


Short Description

  • The v1212 one megapixel digital high-speed camera is capable of taking 12,600 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. And, with the FAST option, up to 820,000 fps at reduced resolution.


  • 12 Gpx/s

  • Max speed at full resolution of 1280 x 800 is 12,000 fps

  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 16 is 820,500 fps (requires export controlled FAST option). 551,700 fps without the FAST option

  • Record direct to CineMag at up to 1Gpx/second

  • Minimum frame rate of 100 fps

Sensor Specifications

  • CMOS sensor

  • 1280 x 800 pixels

  • 28 µm pixel size

  • 35.8 mm x 22.4 mm

  • 12-bit depth

  • TE and heat pipe cooled

  • CAR in 128 x 16 increments

  • ISO Monochrome 32,000D; 100,000T

  • ISO Color 6,400D; 10,000T

  • E.I. range 32,000-160,000D (mono);6,400-32,000D (Color)


  • 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 500 ns minimum exposure with FAST option (export controlled)

  • Global electronic shutter

  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)

  • Auto Exposure

  • Shutter Off mode for PIV


  • 72 GB, 144 GB, 288 GB high-speed internal RAM

  • CineMag IV for non-volatile storage (1 TB, 2 TB)

Record Times

  • 15.0 seconds at maximum frame rate, 12 bits, 1280x800 resolution and into maximum internal memory

  • Longer record times are available when recording directly to a CineMag at lower frame rates

Special Features

  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode

  • Continuous recording

  • Memory gate

  • Event marking

  • Frame timestamp

  • IRIG In (modulated and unmodulated)

  • IRIG Out (unmodulated)

  • Sync-to-Trigger

  • GPS input for GPS timing, latitude & longitude

  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure

  • 550 ns straddle time

  • Burst mode

  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)

  • Secondary IP address

  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable


  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)

  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger standard

  • Trigger from software

  • Hardware trigger BNC

Timing and Synchronization

  • 32ns timing accuracy

  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)

  • IRIG in/out

  • Ready output (high when camera is armed and ready to record)

  • Strobe output (low during frame exposure time)


  • Capture connector (Available signals: Event, Trigger, Strobe, Ready, IRIG In, IRIG Out, Video Out, Serial Port, Power Out, A-Sync (IBAT Trigger), Pretrigger/Memgate)

  • Capture cable (Ready, Strobe, A-Sync, Pre-trigger, Video)

  • Break-out-Box compatible (IRIG-in, IRIG-out, NTSC/PAL Video, Trigger, Event, Strobe, A-Sync, Pre-Trigger/Memgate, Ready) Note: cannot power the camera from the BoB

  • Dedicated FSYNC, Trigger, Timecode In, Timecode Out, and Strobe BNCs on camera body

  • Range Data input on camera body

  • Remote port

  • GPS input for GPS timing, longitude & latitude

Ethernet Connection

  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data

  • 10 Gb Ethernet

Camera Control

  • Phantom Camera Control software (PCC)

  • On-Camera Controls standard

  • Remote Control Unit (RCU)

  • SDK available

Video Out

  • Analog video (NTSC or PAL) available on Break-out-Box

  • Two HD-SDI ports on camera

  • Component viewfinder port


  • Nikon F-mount standard, supports F & G style lenses

  • Canon EOS mount optional

  • C-mount optional

  • (lens not included)

Video Processing

  • Brightness

  • Gain

  • Gamma

  • Saturation

  • Hue

  • White Balance

  • Color interpolation algorithm

  • Flare

  • Pedestal

  • Tone curve

  • Filters

  • Color matrix

  • Image flip and rotate

  • Crop

  • Scale

Data Acquisition

  • National Instruments M- and X-Series DAQ modules with integrated support in PCC

Motion Analysis

  • Basic measurements via Phantom Application:

  • Distance

  • Speed

  • Acceleration

  • Angles and Angular Speed

  • Manual and Automatic point collection for target tracking

  • Compatible with 3rd party solutions

Supported File Formats

  • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, h.264 mp4, Apple ProRes .mov, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, Uncompressed QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX


  • 100 - 240 VAC, 280 Watt power supply included

  • 20 - 28 VDC backup battery input on camera back panel

Mechanical Specifications

  • 11 x 7.5 x 7.43 inches, 28 x 19 x 18.88 cm (L, W, H) without handle or lens. Handle adds 2.24"(5.7 cm) to height.

  • Weight: 17 lbs, 8 oz, 8.1 kg

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: -10 to +50 C

  • 10G Operating Temp: +5 - +50 C

  • Storage Temperature: -20 to + 70 C

  • Humidity: 95% non-condensing

  • Altitude:

  • Operational: 0 to 10 k feet above sea level

  • Non-Operational: -500 to 50 k feet above sea level

  • Regulatory(EMI/EMC/ESD):

  • Emissions: EN 61326-1, FCC part 15

  • Immunity: EN 61326-1

  • Random Vibration:

  • Operational:7.5 Grms, 3axes, IAW MIL-STD-202G.

  • Shock:

  • Operational: 5.5G, 11mSec sawtooth, 3 axes,60 pulses total.

  • Non-Operational: 30G, 11mSec sawtooth, 3 axes,60 pulses total.

  • Safety: IEC 60950


  • Phantom SDK

  • LabView

  • MatLab

Ships Standard With

  • Power supply

  • Ethernet cable

  • Capture cable

  • Phantom PCC software

  • Getting Started Guide


  • FAST Option

  • Canon EOS lens mount

  • PL-mount

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Information is provided for your convenience as our good faith estimate for this equipment. CEE does not warrant the accuracy of this information due to the nature of used equipment. Used equipment can be customized, altered, or simply worn beyond the capability to perform to original specifications. If certain details are critical for your application, we highly recommend testing the machines performance on that criteria. Please notify your CEE sales representative prior to purchase and we will propose solutions for your concerns. CEE's goal is always to minimize your risk.