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VEO 640S CAMERA MANUAL

The Phantom VEO cameras are delivered with a basic set that is necessary to start using the camera, including a power supply, ethernet cable, SDI cable and PCC software. Vision Research offers several dedicated accessories to facilitate the use of the VEO with different applications, as well as the size and shape of the camera make it particularly well suited for different grip options.

  • PHANTOM VEO 640S MANUAL 
  • 9 ACCESSORIES
  • 10 SUPPORT AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • 5 WORKING WITH CFAST 2.0 CARDS
  • 6 PHANTOM PCC SOFTWARE
  • 7 PROGRAMMABLE I/O SIGNAL ARCHITECTURE
  • 8 MEASUREMENTS

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  • 1 CAMERA OVERVIEW
  • 2 VEO-L MODEL CONNECTORS
  • 3 NETWORK SETTINGS AND INITIAL GUIDE
  • 4 CAMERA CONTROLS
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PHANTOM VEO 640S MANUAL

9 ACCESSORIES

Introduction

Phantom VEO cameras are delivered with a basic set that is necessary to start using the camera, including a power supply, ethernet cable, SDI cable and PCC software.

Vision Research offers several dedicated accessories to facilitate the use of the VEO with different applications, as the size and shape of the camera make it particularly well suited for different grip options.

This section includes a list of some of those accessories. Check with your sales representative if you don't find what you are looking for in information here and in price.

Note that the Veo's are identical on the top, bottom and right side in terms of mounting points, and thus can be anchored to any of those surfaces. This allows the same mounting possibilities when using the camera vertically, for example, or on grips when the camera is to be mounted upside down.

Cameo Accessories for Phantom VEO

Abel Cine's line of Cameo accessories includes a riser, cinema-style grip, additional plates, battery solutions and more - designed specifically for VEO. Basically, everything you need to facilitate a productive-pleasing workflow is included. These items are available separately or in kit form as pictured here.

Cameo Cine-Style Handle

Cameo handle model # VRI-AB-CAM-VEO-HANDLE

Requires plate (included)

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Veo Elevator

Elevator model # VRI-AB-CAM-VEO-RISER


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The elevator is an important accessory that allows to correct optical axis height to work with standard base plates and common 35mm film accessories. The elevator includes 15mm bar support for light accessories such as bridges and small filter holders. Plate required (included)

Essential Film Kit for VEO

Kit model # VRI-AB-CAM-VEO-CINE-KIT 

The VEO Cine Essential Kit includes top grip, riser, rosette bar and two plates.

VEObob

VEObob is part of Abel Cine's Cameo line of accessories. It has an XLR4 power input and power paths for any S-model camera. It brings additional connectivity such as a remote port and various 12v output accessories including those found on a Phantom Flex 4k.

Battery Solutions

With the addition of a battery mount and an in-camera monitor or viewfinder, the VEO-S model camera becomes a fully portable high-speed system.

A VEO camera working at its maximum configuration, consuming approximately 70w.

12v and 24v power input

The main power input to the camera is 24v (16-28v range). An XLR3 battery cable is available to connect a separate 24v camera battery: Model# VRI-CBL-VEO-BATT-2.

VEO-S models include a capture port that provides an alternate 12v power input. When working with batteries in the 12-14v range, make sure the battery can supply at least 8 amps when fully charged.

XLR4 12v Power Input Cable

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Here are a few different battery mount solutions to choose from. Each one connects to the capture camera connector.

Model # VRI-CBL-VEO-S-12VBATT-0R2

This short 10 inch XLR4 is dedicated to connect 12v battery mounts (with an XLR cable), or connect an XLR4 extension cable to use other 12v sources.

12v battery mounts

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Alternatively, choose a custom drum mount to work directly with VEO.

Model # VRI-VEO-BATT-MNT-AB (Gold mount)

Model # VRI-VEO-BATT-MNT-VLOCK (V-Lock mount)

These mounts work with one of the Cameo plates, which is included with the mount, and the cable connects directly to the VEO capture port. The recommended position is on the side of the camera, as shown.

Viewfinder and monitor options

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Phantom VEO cameras come with SDI port, HDMI and a 4-pin Hirose 12v viewfinder power output, which supports small or low power monitors or viewfinders. The viewfinder output is designed for elements up to 0.9 amp (10w when the camera works with 12v supply). Higher power items must be powered by a source other than the camera.

Vision Research offers a few different viewfinder power cables for on-camera monitors including:

Hirose to Leto 2-pin. This is for monitors and viewfinders with Leto 2-pin input.

Hirose to 15 inch XLR4 cable. This is for monitors with an XLR4 power input.

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The VEO cameras are delivered with a 12 inch SDI port, which is perfect for SDI monitors on camera and viewfinders as shown in the picture. The cable is included in the kit shipment.

Recommended viewfinder

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Zacuto's Gratical Eye Viewfinder is a great solution for Phantom VEO. It is a high quality OLED capable, intuitive menu system, small and lightweight.

Vision Research offers a kit that includes a viewfinder attachment and the necessary cables to connect this viewfinder to VEO camera.

Model # VRI-ZACUTO-VF-EYE-KIT 

Lens Mounts

One of the main differences between the original VEO and VEO4k models is the lens mounts they use.

The VEO 340, 640, 410 and 710 models use the same mounts and OLPFs as the Miro R/LC/Lab cameras.

The VEO 4k PL, 540 and 990 models use the same mounts and OLPF as the Flex4k, except for the c-mount, which is specific to the VEO 4k. The canon mount requires the addition of a pin adapter (if the mount is ordered with the VEO4k model number, the adapter is included).

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Mount options and description

Nikon mounts are compatible with both manual f-mount and new g-style lenses. A mechanical leveler on the front of the mount allows manual aperture adjustment on g-style lenses.

Canon mounts work with Canon EOS electronic lenses and allow control of aperture (in camera and in software or remote control) and focus (in software or remote control). Although most Canon lenses are compatible, it is a good idea to check that your lens has been verified on the Vision Research website www.phantomhighspeed.com. Verified lenses can be found in FAQs in the support section of the website.

PL mounts are compatible with a wide range of manual PL cine lenses.

Sometimes c-mounts are required for specialized optics such as microscope mounts for scientific imaging or small rugged optics for crash test applications. To install the c-mount on a VEO4k camera, the mount ring attached to the camera body must be removed. Other mounts are attached directly with the mount ring.

Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF)

The Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) for color camera models 340 and 640 is designed for 10 micron pixel size and exists to reduce aliasing caused by the Bayer pattern of the sensor. It is recommended for film use. The OLPF is mounted on a circular disk that is easily installed under the lens mount with lens shims.

Model # VRI-VEO-X40-OLPF-BG

The OLPF for VEO4kk is included with the 4k-PL models, and available as a color accessory for the 990 and 590 models. This OLPF attaches to the camera body in front of the sensor with 2 screws. The back focus must be adjusted after installation. Model # VRI-F4K-OLPF.

Installing a new lens mount.

Installing a new lens mount is simple. Remove the four screws that are attached to the current lens mount (either M2.5 or M3 depending on the model). Make sure that all the shims that were behind the mount are transferred to the new mount.

In the case of the Canon mount, make sure the camera is turned off and carefully align the pins to the connection behind the mount. The VEO4k requires the added pin adapter for connection. Once mounted, use the same screws to secure the new mount in place.

Whenever the mount is replaced, it is important to check the back focus. An extra set of shims is included with any VEO lens mount to adjust camera back focus when necessary.

Wifi antenna via USB port

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VEO-S models must have at least version 106 for wireless functionality to work with a USB wifi adapter hooked to the camera's USB port. The USB adapter must be 802.11g protocol and must have the RT5370 chip for compatibility. Contact your Vision Research representative for recommendations and request model part # VRI-USB-WIFI. 

To operate, the camera must be powered on with the USB adapter installed.

Once connected, the wifi network will be visible as "Phantom VEO..." followed by the camera model and serial number.

The password for this is: CameraConnect

The camera can now be controlled wirelessly on a laptop or using the excellent IPhantom IOS app.

CFast cards and reader

Model #s VRI-CFAST-128 (also available in 256 and 512 GB). VRI-CFAST-LECTOR-USB3 formatted CFast 2.0 cards: A simple USB3 reader for 2.0 cards.

VEO-S models have CFast 2.0 compatibility. Vision Research has verified the writing process of cards manufactured by Angelbird and Lexar.

Veo cameras require the CFast card to be formatted in NTFS file system. For more information on formatting cards and working with CFast see chapter 5 of this manual.

Carrying case

The popular Pelican 1510 case is the perfect size for a VEO camera and accessory set. Vision Research offers this case with custom foam that includes space for camera body, with or without handle and plate, plus cable kit, small monitor, and a few extras such as lens mounts or battery mounts. It is a very convenient size with wheels and handle.

Case dimensions: 55.9 x 35.1 x 22.9 cm).

Model numbers:

VRI-CASE-VEO (black) 

VRI-CASE-VEO-TAN (desert tan color) 

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Junction Box

The updated Phantom Miro JBox (JB2) can handle up to 4 VEO-S models at once. The JB2 receives power at one input, and at the same time powers and synchronizes each connected camera with a combined system + adapter cable as shown. A single ethernet cable connects JB2 to PCC for control and download. JB2 is compatible with Miro C, N, R, LC and all VEO-S models (not L).

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10 SUPPORT AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How is the light sensitivity determined?

We test our in-camera light sensitivity to industry standard: ISO 12232. We use the SAT method, which we believe is the best method for determining sensor sensitivity. The SAT method does not use gain to increase sensitivity. By using gain to increase sensitivity, you also increase the noise level. Note that gain adjustment, and other image processing tools to increase sensitivity are available on all Phantom cameras.

How does exposure index work?

Exposure index is an image processing setting to change the "effective ISO" to use when determining exposure and light. It works by applying a predefined tone curve to the image. This boosts the signal in a non-linear fashion to get the most out of the inherent dynamic range of the sensor.

The exposure index (EI) range always starts at the camera's base ISO level and goes up from there. Just like any digital camera, the higher the value, the more noise. Yet the overall image degradation is noticeably less than when compared to a linear gain setting.

The highest setting has been selected to ensure that the image quality looks good throughout the range. Additional image processing can be added beyond the preset. This produces a "combined EI" value that is displayed on the OSD and PCC. The "combined EI" is what should be used for light and exposure calculations.

What is the difference between global and rolling shutter modes with the VEO4K?

VEO4K models can operate with either global shutter (GS) or rolling shutter (RS). The sensor mode can be changed using the PCC software or in the camera control menu. GS mode may be necessary when images are being used for measurements, when synchronizing with light sources and when known rolling shutter artifacts are anticipated. There are differences in overall image quality that are important to be aware of:

In rolling shutter mode the VEO4K produces images of 12.5 steps dynamic range a baseISO of 320 (color cameras). Low noise means that 1250 can be achieved using the exposure index function, with good results.

In global shutter mode with the same camera the dynamic range goes down to 9 steps and the base ISO goes up to 640 (color). There is a higher amount of noise, so Vision Research recommends not to exceed 1250 if possible. In GS mode it is even more necessary to perform a black reference (CSR) before shooting.

Also keep in mind that the VEO4K only supports "PIV Mode" when set to GS mode. When enabled it keeps the exposure at its maximum value and shortens time between frames and PIV applications.

What remote control options are there for VEO?

The Phantom RCU has not been updated to work with VEO, which is why it is not recommended. However, if one was to have RCU with appropriate cables (same as MIRO RCU connection kit), it will still control the basic capture, trigger and save functionalities. The appearance of VEObob (CAMEO accessory) includes a "remote" port compatible with the bluetooth antenna. VEObob is also compatible with the Abel Cine Phantom PCU.

As of version 106, VEO-S models have wifi control via a wifi adapter. Please note that the camera must be powered on with the wifi adapter installed, and the password is "CameraConnect". This opens connectivity to Phantom application with IOS devices.

Another remote control solution (wired or wireless) is the "Semote" control. This allows wireless connectivity with the longest distance compared to other identified solutions, and includes compatibility with all modern Phantom cameras with built-in ethernet.

What video modes does it recognize and does it work with NTSC/PAL?

The SDI and HDMI outputs on all Phantom cameras are 3G and transmit the common 720 and 1080 3G signals. The camera transmits in :

       4:2:2 1.5G 1080p/psf/i at 23.9, 24, 25, 29.9 Hz; 720p at 50, 59.9 Hz. 

       4:2:2 3G 1080p 50 and 59.9 Hz

VEO cameras do not have NTSC or PAL outputs.

How long does it take to save from the camera VS from the CFast card?

When connecting via ethernet, it is faster to save from RAM directly than from files stored on the CFast card. The time required to download files over ethernet (Gb or 10Gb) is highly dependent on the computer system and the hard disk in use. For example, a solid-state hard disk will always achieve faster speeds than a traditional hard disk. From RAM, on an optimized system it is possible to achieve 70-80MB/sec for ethernet Gb and 400-500MB/sec using 10GB.

The time to save from RAM to CFast 2.0 is approximately 90MB/sec. A 72GB file will take approximately 12 minutes to complete the save. It is always recommended to check the socket to determine incoming and outgoing cuts before starting the dump to optimize time and card space.

It is true that the CFast is able to transmit faster. The main reason the bandwidth is limited is due to the internal processing required to convert raw data to compressed Cine file. It is not worth saving from CFast 2.0 with reader (either USB3 or Thunderbolt), it is faster to download over ethernet.

There are black spots in the image, particularly at low apertures.

This is most likely caused by small dust particles on the sensor or OLPF surface. The best way to check is to remove the lens and look at the glass surface with a bright light source. Vision Research does not recommend using compressed air to clean the sensor surface. It is safer to use a hand-held air bulb and/or sensor cleaning brush to remove the last dust particles.

More cleaning tips are shown in the maintenance section of this manual.

The live image looks scrambled and the frame rate cannot be set.

If the image is unresponsive and scrambled, the camera may be set to external sync without a sync source connected. Check the sync setting (advanced settings in PCC, or in the camera menu) to make sure that "internal" is selected.

Restore to factory default settings

If the camera is stuck in an unusual state, it may be useful to restore to factory default settings. This resets the recording parameters, image processing, video modes and image calibration back to original settings.

Factory settings can be configured in the core program within PCC, or via the OCC "settings" menu. Select Factory Settings / OK. It will take 20 seconds to return to operational status.

EOS mount does not work in VEO4K

VEO4K cameras use the same Canon mount as the Phantom Flex4K. This mount has pins on the back, and must match the port on the front of the camera. When ordering the mount using model number VEO4k, an adapter pin is included. When using the same mount as the Flex4K, the adapter can be attached with model # VRI- ADAPT-FLEX4KEOS-VEO4KEOS. 

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Note that the x10 and x40 models use a different type of canon mount (the same as the Miro cameras).

Sensor Cleaning & OLPF Technical Tips

  • -Sensor cleaning should only be attempted by experienced imaging professionals.
  • -Use a small but powerful light source to look at the sensor and filter, dust is easier to see.
  • -The OLPF mount is removable and is located in front of the sensor. Once the lens mount is removed, the OLPF is easy to pick up for cleaning.
  • -Sensor cleaning should be done in a clean, controlled environment.
  • -Always have an air bulb and sensor cleaning gauze for more serious soiling.
  • -Any sensor cleaning solution (such as eclipse) should only be used if absolutely necessary, and applied with a gentle rinse dedicated to sensor cleaning.
  • -Cotton swabs are not a good idea, unless they are wet with liquid sensor material. They leave behind more than they remove.
  • -Never use your finger to pick up a speck of dust, it will make things worse.
  • -Never blow on the sensor or OLPF.
  • -Never put sharp objects close to the surface of the OLPF or sensor.
  • -Always keep the body cap on the camera when no lens is attached.

Back Focus Adjustment

Due to differences in various lenses and other mechanical tolerances, it may be necessary to adjust the lens mount on the camera to obtain the correct focus. In many cases, changing the lens or mount does not require back focus adjustment, although it should be checked. When the focus distance markings on a lens do not match the measured distance between the sensor and the subject, it indicates the need to adjust back focus.

By adjusting back focus, you change the distance between the edge and the sensor plane. Shims are included to help for both small and large backfocus adjustments.

World Headquarters

Vision Research, Inc. - Wayne, New Jersey

100 Dey Road

Wayne, New Jersey 07470 USA

T: +1.973.696.4500

For answers to most questions, visit us at: www.phantomhighspeed.com and search the camera product pages, tutorials, support knowledge base and FAQs.

support ticket submission

For technical product support, operation, application information or to request an RMA, submit a ticket by filling out a form at www.phantom-service.force.com or emailing us at phantom-support@ametek.com.

Customer Service and Technical Assistance

Serving the Americas:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (GMT-4:00) T: +1.973.696.4500

Customer Service, ext. 4002 

Technical Support, ext. 4003

Serving Europe, Middle East and Africa:

Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. GMT +3: 00.

Vision Research, Inc. - Bucharest, Romania

T: +40 21 210 8587

Serving Asia Pacific

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT +8: 00

Vision Research, Inc. - Shanghai, China

T: 86-21-58685111, ext: 141

CE - 2016

Phantom VEO products comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU, the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) CFR 47, Part 15 At the time of product manufacture and bears the CE marking.

KC - 2016

Vision Research

Issuance of approval: November 2016 Country of Origin: USA

MSIP-REM-VRi-Phantom-VEO-L

VEO-710L, VEO-640L, VEO-410L and VEO340L

MSIP-REM-VRi-Phantom-VEO-S

VEO-710S, VEO-640S, VEO410S and VEO340S

For Class B devices:

이기기정용 (B 급) 적합정, 모든지모든수.

Translation: Class B device (Transmitting communication device for domestic use): this device obtained EMC

registration mainly for domestic use (Class B) and can be used in all areas.

be used in all areas.

KC - 2017

Vision Research

Issuance of approval: December 2017 Country of origin: U.S.A.

R-REM-VRi-VEO4K-L: VEO4K-990L, VEO4K-590L R-REM-VRi-VEO4K-S: 4K-990S, 4K-590S, 4K-PL

For Class A devices:

이기기업무용 (A 급) 이

747

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