PHANTOMfuse is a virtual file system for Vision Research high-speed cameras such as the Phantom Flex4K®. It automatically detects plugged CineMags® and mounts them as external storage device.

This allows you to use established media acquisition and data management workflows like Pomfort Silverstack and opens new possibilites like accessing a clip in your color grading application while the CineMag is still in the camera.

Its intelligent reel counting system keeps track of multiple cameras and automatically sets industry standard reel- and clipnames. To save precious time on mag changes, it allows you to safely erase the CineMag in the CineStation®. It will also guard your back by double checking for backups before the erase.


We offer two license models. You can choose between a yearly subscription and a project license of 7 days.

Yearly Subscription

For those who want to use PHANTOMfuse over a long term period. The yearly subscription is ideal for camera owners, DITs, or full time Phantom® camera operators. The license will be renewed after one year for the price of USD 399. For a company license contact our support at phantomfuse@kamerawerk.ch.

  • Always get the most recent version of PHANTOMfuse
  • Valid for 2 machines
  • Free Email Support
  • License period of one year starting from date of purchase
  • Renewal of license period can be canceled at any time

$ 599 1st year

($ 399 renewal)

Project License

For those who need PHANTOMfuse only for a short time or a single project. This license is valid for 7 Days. 

  • Get the most recent version of PHANTOMfuse
  • Free Email Support
  • Valid for 7 Days from purchase date
  • No automatic renewal

$ 89


  • High Performance
  • Access to CineMag files via Finder or any other program
  • Transcoding directly from CineMag
  • Automatic Reel Names
  • Industry Standard File Name
  • Defect Pixel Fixing
  • Safe CineMag Erasing Function

The images above demonstrate PHANTOMfuse during usage. The screen on the left hand side shows a finder window which displays the content on a CineMag. The screen on the right hand side displays the PHANTOMfuse drop-down menu, when no CineMag is connected to the computer.

Reel Name

Set your start reel name once per camera and let PHANTOMfuse handle the rest! PHANTOMfuse will keep track of all the high-speed cameras and will set the subsequent reel- and clip names automatically according to industry standards.

How To

PHANTOMfuse is operating as background service and as such is almost invisible. A symbol in the macOS menu bar indicates that PHANTOMfuse is running. This symbol also gives access to all settings, including reel naming, erasing and unmounting CineMags.

When you insert a CineMag in your Cinestation, it will be mounted automatically as if it were any other external storage device. For copying files, we recommend to use professional media acquisition systems, such as Pomfort Silverstack or others.

In cooperation with these programs copying .cine files with checksum verification now finally becomes possible and we highly recommend to use it. Having this added security was in fact the major reason we created PHANTOMfuse for our internal use.


Our Guide with useful information

User Guide

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


This troubleshooting guide provides quick solutions.


System Requirements

Following components have been tested by Kamerawerk GmbH and our partners.

Tested components

  • Phantom Flex4k and Flex
  • Phantom VEO 4k and 640
  • Phantom Ultrahigh-speed v26401
  • CineStation IV and B
  • macOS 10.10 - 10.14
  • SANLink2 10GBase-T
  • ThunderLink NT 1102 (10GBASE-T)2
1. Other VEO and v-Series should just work as well.
2. Only supported up to macOS 10.11!

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