The Phantom Miro was the perfect camera for Fly on Out because by nature it is a tool for capturing poetic images in order to explore them more fully through the use of expanded time. Production wanted to give the audience unique high speed images, different then the typical ones seen. The Phantom's slow motion capabilities were used to aid the narrative, to underline and accentuate certain things.
The story features a boy being chased through the streets of Brooklyn. Pursuit is by nature a quick action…The Miro helped portray that struggle in a more expressive way. Everyday idiosyncrasies of the area in Brooklyn where we shot were highlighted by the variable frame rates. Shoes being tossed over telephone wires, people playing handball, little girls jumping rope, dominos and basket ball being played; these are all true to life tactile sketches of the borough which became really cinematic thanks to the Miro.
From the Vision Research Website:
The Phantom Miro M / LC320S is a small, lightweight, rugged digital high-speed camera packed with advanced features, which now includes HD-SDI for advanced monitoring and workflow possibilities. The camera has advanced features previously available on cameras at twice the price, is easy to learn and use, and addresses applications in a wide variety of industries.
The M320S is a 2 megapixel camera with 3.2 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to 1380 fps at 1920 x 1200, or over 1500 fps at 1920 x 1080. The M320S uses microlenses on its custom-designed CMOS sensor with 10 μm pixel pitch to achieve great light sensitivity, and with 12-bit pixel depth you can expect excellent image quality.
Scientists and engineers can take advantage of the 3.2 Gpx/s throughput, precise timing, camera synchronization, flexible triggering, excellent light sensitivity, and many other advanced features to gain insight into products and processes. The camera allows you to see what cannot be seen with the human eye. Applications ranging from animal studies to PIV to product characterization are now possible with this accessible camera.