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Vision Research Ships 100th Phantom HD Digital High-Speed Camera

Camera Manufacturer Hits Milestone with Over 100 Phantom HD Cameras in the Market  

Wayne, NJ – Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed-imaging systems, reached a significant milestone earlier this month with the shipment of the company’s 100th Phantom HD digital high-speed camera. Supplied and supported by Vision Research’s North American agent Abel Cine Tech, the 100th Phantom HD was sold to Burbank, California-based Camtec, one of the industry’s leading cine equipment rental houses. Now with over 100 Phantom HD cameras in use around the world, the camera is unrivaled in its position as the de-facto standard for digital cinema professionals when it comes to high-speed, ultra-slow motion video.

“This is a considerable achievement for our company,” said Kamran Firooz, Vice President and General Manager of Vision Research. “Thanks to its performance and versatility, the Phantom HD has truly carved out its place in history as one of the most popular specialty cameras for the digital cinema and entertainment industries. Many high-visibility productions, from commercials to award-winning special effects in blockbuster movies, have utilized the Phantom HD, and we’re proud to be given the opportunity to continue to serve the needs of our customers moving forward with the new the Phantom HD GOLD.”

Coinciding with the 100th shipment of the Phantom HD is the introduction of the Phantom HD GOLD, Vision Research’s next-generation HD digital high-speed camera. The step-up model to the Phantom HD, the new Phantom HD GOLD gives
professionals in the entertainment, sports, digital cinema and television production markets the ability to capture even more impressive ultra slow-motion video,

Founded in 1990 as a service oriented camera rental boutique specializing in
‘new generation’ cine equipment, Camtec prides itself on its unrivaled customer-oriented service, the personal level of attention its professional staff provides to productions of all sizes, as well as its meticulously maintained first-rate equipment. With an advanced facility in Burbank, California, Camtec carries only the finest equipment manufactured
by the most respected names in the industry.

“The Phantom HD is one of the most recognized cameras in our industry,” said Kavon Elhami, owner of Camtec – Motion Picture Cameras. “This is actually Camtec’s second Phantom HD. We were so impressed by the quality and performance of the camera, and it was in such high-demand by our customers, that the decision was made to purchase a second. The images that this camera produces are simply gorgeous and the results are very film-like, which is very important to our customers. What’s more is that the HD’s tough, ergonomic design makes it perfect for the myriad shooting environments it may be exposed to, especially in the commercial production world.”  

One of the most respected and renowned names in the production market, Abel Cine Tech is an industry leader in new film, digital and HD technologies. With facilities in New York City and Burbank, California, Abel CineTech is one of the largest suppliers of professional film and video equipment  and serves as the North American agent to the production market for Vision Research’s Phantom digital high-speed cameras.

“We’re proud of Vision Research’s rapid development of the Phantom HD and the impact that the camera has made on high-speed production,” stated Pete Abel, CEO of Abel Cine Tech. “CamTec is an excellent example of a progressively thinking rental house that has embraced this technology with great success.”   

Additional information and detailed specifications for Vision Research’s full line of specialty cameras, including the Phantom HD GOLD and the Phantom 65, can be found at .

For a partial listing of television and film productions that have used Vision Research digital high-speed cameras, visit PHANTOMography at

About Vision Research
Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company prides itself on the sensitivity, high-resolution and image quality produced by its systems, robust software interfaces, and reliability and versatility of its camera family – all which continue to stand as benchmarks for the high-speed digital imaging industry.

Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.