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Phantom Intensive Workshop


This two-day course is an intensive, hands-on class designed to train a technically oriented Filmmaker, Digital Imaging Technician or Camera Assistant to the level of operating a Phantom 2K Flex, Flex4K, Phantom Miro, or Phantom Veo in the field as a Phantom Technician. Upon course completion, attendees will be added to AbelCine’s online Phantom Tech List.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates


Thursday - Friday, May 11th - 12th
Location: AbelCine, Los Angeles
Phantom Intensive Workshop - LA 5/11/17 & 5/12/17: $1750.00


Tuesday - Wednesday, May 23rd - 24th
Location: AbelCine, New York
Phantom Intensive Workshop - NY 05/23-05/24: $1750.00

Custom Training

Custom Phantom Training
Schedule a 1-on-1 or group training. We provide custom training at our offices or at your location.

Price: From: $375.00

Day 1: Introduction to Phantom High-Speed Camera Systems – Afternoon

  • Principles of high-speed imaging
  • Basic theory of Phantom camera operation
  • Major differences between Phantom camera models
  • Lens and format choices
  • Lighting considerations
  • On-camera controls overview
  • Power & connections summary
  • Detailed theory of operation
  • Live demonstration of Phantom in action
  • Workflow options

Day 2: Morning

  • Camera setup including building the camera, connecting to a computer, monitoring, genlock, sync and more
  • The Phantom Control Unit
  • Camera demo
  • Quickstart hands-on: power, format, CineMag, HQ mode, RS/loop, resolution, black balance, trigger
  • On camera controls tutorial: trigger, menu, tools, B-REF
  • LIVE Display Menu Screen instruction
  • Q&A
  • Hands-On

Day 2: Afternoon

  • The CineMag in detail
  • Phantom software – camera control and making clips
  • Transferring data with phantom software and converting file formats
  • CineStation – 1G and 10G, and system recommendations
  • Hands on software
  • Transcoding
  • Q&A

This two-day course is an intensive, hands-on class designed to train a technically oriented Filmmaker, Digital Imaging Technician or Camera Assistant to the level of operating a Phantom 2KFlex/Flex4K, Phantom Miro, or Phantom Veo in the field as a Phantom Technician.


megan_4288B_adjMegan Donnelly is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography. Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago. She also developed the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide. Megan is an accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives. Most recently, one of her commercials won a Midwest Emmy in 2014. Follow Megan on Twitter: @cinemamegan


Juliet McNally is one of AbelCine’s Digital Cinema Specialists. She earned her B.A. in Film at Emerson College in Boston, where she was nominated for Best Cinematographer and won a Best Advanced Film Evvy Award. She joined AbelCine’s Burbank office in 2005 as a rental assistant – one of only seven employees in the office at the time. During the company’s transition to a larger building, Juliet also transitioned into a new role as a Camera Technology Specialist. In her current role, she provides support on various concert, commercial, and feature film shoots. Follow Juliet on Twitter: @julietverni 


Milos Necakov is one of AbelCine NY’s Camera Repair Technicians. He joined the Service Department in 2008 and over the course of his time at Abel has been instrumental in growing the department’s Phantom expertise. He has worked closely with high-level clients, such as IMAX, to create unique solutions for their production needs. Milos has become the point-person for prepping Phantom cameras (both for rental and for sales clients) and also provides support for a wide variety of productions, from television to feature films.

Juliet’s intensive with the Phantom camera’s was the perfect amount of hands-on time to get your head around the technical operation, as well as fine-tuning more artistic cinematography & usability techniques that will no doubt prove invaluable on set.

-Tim Meyers, AbelCine Burbank Student

Technician List

  • Phantom Technician List

    The Phantom technician list contains techs from all over the world that have taken our Phantom Tech workshop. View it here and take the class to get your name on the list.

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