Firestarter: 1000fps at 4K with the New Phantom Flex4K

How does a fire looks in 1000 frames per second in super high resolution? “Let me know when you see Fire” – a short video shot with the new Phantom Flex4K super fast ultra high res video camera (with a price tag upwards of $100k) is the answer.

According to the producers: “all the live action footage was shot on March 24th, 2013. Some additional fire elements were shot on the 23rd and 25th of March with the Hebron and Glastonbury Fire Departments in Connecticut. This is a true 4K RAW camera capable of at 1000fps at 4K resolution”.

From some reason cinematographer Greg Wilson who created this beautiful 4 min video together with Director Brendan Bellomo decided to limit the viewing of the HD video outside vimeo so if you would like to see it in all its glory (and we highly recommend you should) you can check it out on vimeo.

Wilson has done some amazing things with ultra fast cameras and slow motion photography in the past including this award winning video called “Cheetahs on the Edge” showing a running Cheetah in 1200 frames per second:


Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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