Camera kits

Equipment List - Slow Motion (200fps+)

Phantom VEO4K-PL 4K Super Slow Motion Camera (High Speed)

High specification, compact Phantom 4K Super Slow motion camera capable of shooting 5-1000 fps at 4K resolution with 72GB of on-board RAM and on board CFAST 2 data transfer capability too, to allow 5.6 seconds of record time at 1000 fps of 4K capture.  This will create 224 seconds of 25p playback (or almost 4 mins in 25p!).  It only weight 2.5kg and a wireless remote control option is also available.

You may be interested in VMI's article, "Slow Motion - What you REALLY need to know"

Also, "What is the difference between the Phantom VEO 4K and the Phantom FLEX 4K"

and, "Improve Phantom VEO 4K workflow by using 10Gbit network port"

Phantom VEO 4K High Speed Camera

Chronos HD 1000fps HD Super Slow Motion Camera (High Speed)

Extremely compact super slow motion camera capable of 1000fps in HD (1280x1024).  Whilst not a replacement for the Phantom, it does offer a very useful 'hero' slow motion shot where budget is an issue. 

Video is saved in compressed h.264 or uncompressed RAW format to removable SD-XC cards (media and lens included). 

You may be interested in VMI's article, "Slow Motion - What you REALLY need to know"

Chronos 1.4 1000fps High Speed Camera

Sony PMW-F55 XDCAM EX 2K/4K

Sony PMW-F55 Large Sensor XDCAM EX 4K Camcorder with PL lens mount and 2K or 4K acquisition options with slow motion capability and OLED viewfinder supplied as standard.  Please note that VMI cameras are fitted with the with DNxHD option. 

Optional AXS-R7 recorder allows for enhanced 4K acquisition and more high speed capture which we supply as a subsidised kit form complete with the AXS-R7 for high speed RAW capture.  Click here for package.

Sony PMWF55 hire | Sony PMW F55 Camera with DNxHD option

ARRI Amira UHD 4K

ARRI AMIRA 35mm, EF or B4 Mounted Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality now with 4K UHD option.

Read the VMI Guide: Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

ARRI Amira - now available with EF, B4 & PL mounts

Canon C700 FF5.9K Camera PL/EOS (Full Frame)

Canon C700 FF 5.9K large Sensor Full Frame Camera supplied with choice of EF or PL mounts (compatible with all canon EF lenses or PL full frame lenses), equipped with 4K S35mm windowed option.  OLED viewfinder and ARRI Pro kit are included as standard.

The C700 FF is a versatile shoulder-mounted camera with full 4K capability and choice of PL or EF mount.  It records 4K images to internal CFAST 2 cards and will capture up to 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon 2 log internally as well for full HDR support.  (It is also compatible with original Canon log, Canon Log 2 or Canon Log 3 if preferred).

Please read the independent Newsshooter review of the C700 Camcorder

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Please see VMI's list of Full Frame Lenses for hire 

*** available from September 2018 ***

Canon C700 4K Camera PL/EOS

Canon C700 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and EF/PL mount options.  Supplied with OLED viewfinder and ARRI Pro kit as standard.

The C700 is a versatile shoulder-mounted camera with full 4K capability and choice of PL or EF mount.  It records 4K images to internal CFAST 2 cards and will capture up to 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon 2 log internally as well for full HDR support.  (It is also compatible with original Canon log, Canon Log 2 or Canon Log 3 if preferred).

The CODEX Recorder offering full RAW and Prores XQ record capability is planned to be available soon.

Please read the independent Newsshooter review of the C700 Camcorder

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Canon C700 | C700PL | 4K

Canon C200 (EOS Mount) 4K Camcorder

This is an interesting 4K alternative camera to the Canon C300 II in EOS mount, as it has a smaller footprint to the C300 II and is able to record internally to RAW (Cinema RAW Light), 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and upto 120fps in full HD without crop onto CFast 2 cards whilst retaining Canon's excellent dual pixel auto focus system.  However, it doesn't record Prores, for which you still require to use the C300 Mk I or Mk II.

C200 4K Camcorder (EOS) with RAW record capability

Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S-35 Compact Cinema Camera

Panasonic's newest compact cinema camera, EVA1 4K camera with Super 35 size sensor, dual native ISO, CFAST card storage and also native EF lens mount. This camera by design can be used as a modular and flexible system, making suitable for both documentary, cinema and video applications.  The compact design makes it perfectly suited to gimbal work but the high specifications including 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability and RAW capture absolutely makes it capable of much more.  The VMI package includes full ARRI Pro kit.

Note that as of April 2017, the Panasonic EVA 1 is now Netflix approved

Please read VMI’s article, Panasonic EVA1 now enables external 5.7K RAW recording to external recorders up to 30p

NETFLIX APPROVED Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S-35 Compact Cinema Camera | Panasonic 4K Camera

RED DSMC2-Helium 8K Camera/OMOD PLUS Package

Latest RED DSMC-2 Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with OFFHOLLYWOOD Command RT integrated module for additional functionality.

This combination effectively turns a RED Weapon 8K camera into a RED DSMC2 PLUS with built-in WLCS receiver and lockit box, similar to Alexa PLUS.

Please note that this used to be called a RED EPIC-W camera but has been upgraded to Weapon spec and is now known as a RED DSMC2 Helium, as it includes a Helium Sensor and 8K/60 Weapon specifications.

Consider the addition of the Kippertie Revolva quick-change filter system

Read VMI's article: WLCS Systems, All you need to know to explore the question of how to choose between the various systems and to introduce the range of WLCS systems which VMI arguably considers the best in their field and explain why we think that they work very well in given scenarios.

RED Weapon Helium spec 8K Helium Camera with Integrated OMOD Command RT option

RED DSMC2-Gemini 5K Camera Package

Latest RED DSMC-2 Gemini 5K large sensor digital film camera system.

Consider the addition of the Kippertie Revolva quick-change filter system

RED Weapon Gemini spec 5K Helium Camera System

Case Studies - Slow Motion (200fps+)

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