On the forefront of technology and image quality, Brain Farm has been shooting in 4K. This past weekend Brain Farm director Ty Evans was given the opportunity by Vision Research to spend time testing and filming with their new Phantom Flex4K.
Ty Evans - “ I have always been a huge fan of Vision Research and the cameras and technology that they are pushing. The Phantom Flex 2K is my go to camera for high speed shots and one of my favorite cameras to shoot. With the industry pushing towards 4K, the timing is perfect for Vision Research to introduce the Phantom Flex4K. Shooting at high frame rates always looks amazing, but now to be able to do it at 4K is mind blowing. Being able to see life slowed down with so much detail is ground breaking. I was stoked to have a first go at it and honored Vision Research gave me the opportunity. ”
The Phantom Flex4K can film up to 1000fps and up to 2000 fps in 2K and can record in both uncompressed raw or industry-standard compression. Abel Cine also helped with lending the Optimo DP Rouge 30-80mm lens and camera support. Once publicly available the Phantom Flex4K will have its own built in camera control menu to eliminate a computer on set. Still in prototype mode Ty and the crew adjusted the settings from a tethered laptop. Shooting an LA skateboarding session in 800fps the camera was put to work. The guys were really impressed with the camera’s coloring and skin tones being already dialed. This will be the camera for all major 4K films.
Ty Evan’s focuses the Phantom Flex4K on Pierce Brunner feeble grinding above him – Photography by Jeff Schroeder : instagram @schromosexual
The Phantom Flex4K with Optimo DP Rouge 30-80mm lens
Al Partanen backside smith grinds the pool with Ty Evans close by getting the shot
Phantom Flex4K gets the shot from behind by Ty Evans
The crew plays with fire and the Phantom Flex4K
Arto Saari and Ty Evans check out the Phantom Flex4K playback
Ty Evans lays back to Instagram the skate crew with the Phantom Flex4K
The long day’s crew: follow #brainfarmskate
All Photography by Jeff Schroeder: instagram @schromosexual