Phantom Flex 4k outshines Red Dragon in South Africa

Phantom Flex 4k vs Red Dragon

Recently, we shot a commercial, whereby our Phantom Flex 4K was put to the test against the infamous Red Dragon. What else can we say other than that our Phantom outshined the Dragon in every aspect. The Phantom Flex 4k not only shoots up to 1000fps at 4K, but shoots standard 24fps as well. The convenience of having one camera that can instantly switch from normal to highspeed framerates on the fly is one of the many reasons clients choose highspeedworx’s camera and service. We guarantee the best value for your production and are proud to be able to own such a magnificent piece of kit. We love highspeed, let us share our passion with you !


Highspeedworx and Vision Research offer Phantom Flex 4K Technical Workshop

Want to know everything there is to know about high speed cinematography? Are you interested in learning the technical aspects of the Phantom Flex 4K? Do you want to be one of the lucky few to be able to work with this magnificent camera? Then you are in the right place.

Vision Research is collaborating with Highspeedworx to organise a Phantom Flex 4K Technical Workshop on 24 and 25 November 2014. Limited seats are available, so please make sure to call us as soon as possible. Seats are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


HighSpeedWorx Phantom Workshop

Highspeedworx tests Phantom Flex 4k with Hydraflex underwater capabilities

Highspeedworx is currently testing the capability of going underwater with the Phantom Flex 4K, which would promise spectacular footage from the world below. Falk Eggert, an experienced underwater cameraman, has tried the Hydraflex housing for this purpose and hopes to be able to promote this service to Highspeedworx in the near future.

Check out the pictures below and stay tuned for more information!

Migrate Film Company, uses our great Camera!

image002Its very difficult to be the first and best in an industry, where technology is constantly evolving and the goalposts keep shifting. But offering the cutting edge is what separates the wheat from the chaff and staying ahead of the pack is ultimately what makes one production house outshine the others. Migrate Film Company, run by Libbi Ball seized the opportunity to be the first production in South Africa to use the Phantom Flex 4K.
On a set with over a hundred extras and crew, the Phantom Flex 4K was used to realize a demanding story board, which took six days to shoot. Recording in 4K resolution at various frame rates, the camera was used to create that special look, running alongside Arri Alexa XTs.

 “It was a demanding day, with 4 location changes and little time in between shots.” Falk Eggert from Highspeedworx commented. He went on to say that; ” The amount of Data generated on a busy shooting day is huge, especially in 4K RAW resolution. Our workflow and depth in equipment ensures that the production doesn’t grind to a halt, while Data is being transferred.”

Producing a commercial for Land Rover, of this magnitude is a daunting feat. On a busy day, using several cameras, as well as a helicopter camera unit there is a lot to think about. Libbi Ball from Migrate Film Company added that; “We were happy with the way that Highspeedworx, ran the Phantom Flex4K.”

Highspeedworx receives BlueShape Batteries

Highspeedworx received the new BlueShape BV270HD V-Lock Batteries to add to its complete Phantom Flex 4K Kit.

This big size battery pack is with no doubt the largest V-Mount battery available today on the market, designed for high-end applications and capable of operating continuously in discharge at 12A (approx. 175W).

  • Nominal Voltage: 14.8V
  • Voltage range: 10.8V ~ 16.8V
  • Nominal Capacity: 18.0Ah, 266Wh
  • Max. discharge current: 12A
  • GRANITE construction, robust, shockproof and IP54 certified
  • 2 Auxiliary D-Taps (nominal 14.8V) provide max 5A with independent overload protection
  • Size: 171 x 95 x 69mm (6.73″ x 3.74″ x 2.71″)
  • Weight: 1.62Kg (3.57lbs)
  • NEW: enhanced contact protection for safer air transport

Check out BlueShape’s Website for more information.

Panavision and Highspeedworx show Phantom Flex 4K

_MG_3600Panavision SA hosted an informal get together of a select group of Cape Town based producers. The purpose of the event was to familiarize producers with the line up of equipment which they would be relying on for the looming commercials season. The lineup of cameras included The Arri Alexa range, RED cameras as well as the new Phantom Flex4k. Tony Eddy, Managing Director of Panavision SA, opened the floor and introduced individual camera configurations and the specialized grips on display.

It was the first time that Panavision has showed the Phantom Flex4K, at its studios.

“The new Phantom Flex4K brings true flexibility to set, with the ability to shoot at normal frame rates and an astounding 4K resolution at up to 1000 Frames per second“, Johan Horjus, from Highspeedworx explained. He went on to add that: ” The operation and workflow of this camera system is somewhat different to other cameras”, referring to the camera’s ability to capture incredibly high frame rates to its internal memory, before saving the shots on the removable, Cinemags.

The cooperation between Panavision and HIGHSPEEDWORX, as well as the availability of the new camera system was welcomed by the producers in attendance. Falk Eggert from Highspeedworks commented that: “In an effort to make specialized camera work more accessible and easier to manage, for production, HIGHSPEEDWORX, delivers a camera service from front to back. We handle the technical side of the camera, all the way through to delivery. We specialize in running the camera for you on the day and handle the data with the fastest systems available. Giving a huge saving on the lighting budget and cutting down on overtime in the DIT station”. He went on to add, that ” We are proud to be facilitating this high-speed service, for rentals through Panavision, and look forward to a busy season, this summer.”


credit for photographs:
Craig Hemphill from Direct Photograohic

Phantom Flex 4K undergoes rigorous testing

HighSpeedWorx prides itself in its excellent service. Since we have received the new Phantom Flex 4K System, we have put it to the test…and we must say, it is mindblowing !


Phantom Flex 4k Arrives in South Africa

Finally, South Africa has was it has been waiting for. Amongst its fleet the South African film industry can count on the academy award winning technology that is the Phantom 4K Highspeed system. We here at HighSpeed Worx will do everything in our power to meet our clients needs. Let the highspeed exponanza begin!