Anyway, citing this as an example of dishonesty on behalf of Phase One is just really silly. Where will your witch hunt take you next? Perhaps you can lead a discussion on how Phase One is lying to everyone because they call their kit lens an 80mm when the specification sheets clearly states it is a 79.25mm lens.
Who's citing this as an example of dishonesty on behalf of Phase One? I certainly did not in this thread. Simply pointed out that the photographer is wrong in claiming that it is not possible to do this
with a few other cameras. He simply may not have been aware of other methods.
However now that you bring this up....
Phase One does write the following on the page with the video......
Frederico explains and shows how his unique images can only be created with an ultra fast flash sync of 1/1600s. This feature is unique to Phase One camera systems with Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses.
It's true that only Phase One has a leaf shutter system that reached 1/1600th. However it is also true that the same results could be obtained with a Hasselblad H4D, twice the flash power and a simple neutral density filter.
If you are working at 5.6. direct and a slow camera twice the flash power is not really a problem at all. Working in bright sunlight with an ND filter of one stop is also not a problem. The photos are quite posed and static so the difference between a 1/800th and a 1/1600th would not effect the image much a one stop ND filter and more flash power balances things out, bringing you at the same fstop. I would not go as far as calling this blatant lying, but it isn't exactly accurate.
Phase does do it "one stop better", but saying it can only be crated with ultra fast flash sync of 1/1600th of a second is at least an exaggeration.
Does the Phase One do this better and easier... yes, but only by one stop.
That said the Phase One does have the advantage of having both a leaf Shutter and a focal plane shutter. This lets you shoot non flash related work at up to 1/4000th of a second. Definitely a plus compared to a Hasselblad.