Dual head high-speed camera system with long recording

Datasheet
1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:
1280 x 1024 pixels at 4,800fps
1080 x 800 pixels at 6,000fps
Maximum Frame Rate:
750,000fps (Multi type 750K)
200,000fps (Multi type 200K)
Dual head high-speed camera system with long
recording time option
The FASTCAM Multi is a unique high-speed camera system supporting one or two camera heads providing
1.3Mpixel resolution at 5,000fps - a mix of monochrome and color camera head types may be fitted. Coupling
of the camera heads to the system processor is via innovative 10m hybrid fibre optic cables; these cables are
less susceptible to electrical noise and high magnetic fields and special bulkhead connectors permit mounting
of the camera or processor within an enclosed space. Up to 5 cables may be linked to extend the operating
distance to a total of 50 metres.
The compact and lightweight heads are sealed for operation in locations where high levels of dust or particle
contaminants may be present and the implementation of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens technology supports
remote lens control via Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software of not only aperture and focus but also
zoom.
Precise synchronization of images acquired by the two camera heads is managed by the FASTCAM Multi
processor including incorporation of two channels of analogue data acquisition for sampling of external data
from a range of sensors such as accelerometers, strain gauges or voltage probes etc. The processor design
also ensures that images are held securely in the event that either one of the camera heads is destroyed or a
cable is cut during recording.
As an option, the processor may be fitted with an interface for the Photron FASTDrive SSD disk packs. With a
capacity of 2TB storage for each camera head it is possible to capture 20 minutes of uncompressed data with
1Mpixel resolution at 1,000fps. The FASTCAM Multi may also be configured to automatically download to this
storage via the remote keypad for PC-less operation.
The proprietary CMOS sensor technology utilized in the FASTCAM Multi delivers high light sensitivity (ISO
10,000 mono, ISO 5,000 color excl. IR response) and thanks to the small (10μm) pixel pitch of the FASTCAM
Multi’s 12-bit sensor, the camera is capable of utilizing 1″ C-mount lenses without vignetting.
PC-less operation via the optional remote keypad and HDMI or HDSDI video output round off a distinctive set
of features that make the FASTCAM Multi well-suited for many different applications including microscopy,
detonation and explosives testing, off board automotive safety testing and more.
Global Electronic Shutter:
Minimum shutter speed 3.9μs independent of
frame rate (Multi type 750K only:to 1μs
dependent on frame rate selection)
Internal Recording Memory:
8GB, 16GB, or 32GB per channel
FASTDrive (option):
2TB SSD disk packs for long time record function
or PC-less operation
Built in DAQ:
Integrated 2 channel DAQ
2Msps (Mega samples per second)
Compact and Lightweight Camera Heads:
70mm (H) x 69mm (W) x 151.4mm (D)
2.76” (H) x 2.72” (W) x 5.96” (D)
Weight: 0.98Kg (2.1 lbs.)
Image Sensor Technical Data
Light Sensitivity:
Expressions of light sensitivity in high-speed cameras
can be confusing as a variety of differing measurement
techniques are used. Photron publishes light
sensitivity figures for its products using the ISO 12232
Ssat Standard.
FASTCAM Multi
ISO 12232 Ssat
Monochrome models
ISO 10,000
Color models
ISO 5,000
ISO 12232 Ssat values published by Photron for both
monochrome and color cameras are measured
excluding infrared sensitivity as defined by the ISO
standard measurement procedure ISO 14524.
Monochrome sensors used in the FASTCAM Multi are
supplied without an IR absorbing filter, extending the
camera spectral response beyond 900nm. When the
sensitivity of the FASTCAM Multi camera is measured
to tungsten light including near IR response an
equivalent value of ISO 25,000 is obtained.
Image Sensor:
The FASTCAM Multi system uses an advanced CMOS
image sensor optimized for light sensitivity and high
image quality that is unique to Photron.
A 10-micron pixel pitch gives a sensor size at full
image resolution of 12.8 x 10.24mm (diagonal
16.39mm).
Sensor Type
Proprietary Design Advanced CMOS
Maximum Resolution (pixels)
1280 x 1024 pixels
Sensor Size / Diagonal
12.80 (H) x 10.24mm (V) / 16.39mm (D)
Pixel Size (microns)
10µm x 10µm
Quantum Efficiency
62.6% at 630nm
Fill Factor
80%
Color Matrix
Bayer CFA (single sensor)
ISO 12232 Ssat sensitivity
Shutter
ISO 10,000 monochrome
ISO 5,000 color
(monochrome sensor equivalent ISO 25,000
including near IR response)
Global Electronic Shutter down to 1μs
independent of frame rate
Camera Performance Specifications
Camera Performance Specifications
Model
Full Frame Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Minimum Exposure
Ruggedized Mechanical
Calibration Shutter
Dynamic Range (ADC)
FASTCAM Multi
4,800fps
1280 x 1024 pixels
750,000fps
Global electronic shutter to 1μs selectable independent of frame rate
Standard Feature
12-bit monochrome 36-bit color
Memory Capacity Options
8GB: 4,363 frames at full resolution
16GB: 8,733 frames at full resolution
32GB: 17,471 frames at full resolution
Memory Partitions
Up to 64 memory segments
Region of Interest
Trigger Inputs
Selectable in steps of 128 pixels (horizontal) x 8 pixels (vertical)
2 channel, non-insulated, single coupling, +/-10V
2.2 Msps (Mega samples per second), 12-bit AD
Selectable +/- TTL 5V and switch closure
Trigger Delay
Programmable on selected input / output triggers: 100ns resolution
Input / Output
Input: Trigger (TTL/Switch), sync, ready, event, IRIG
Output: trigger, sync, ready, rec, exposure, IRIG_1PPS
Input Impedance
50 Ω
Trigger Modes
Time Code Input
Start, end, center, manual, random, random reset, random center, random manual
IRIG-B
External Sync
+/- TTL 5Vp-p Variable frequency sync
Camera Control Interface
High-speed Gigabit Ethernet or Remote Keypad
Frame rate, shutter speed, trigger mode, date/time, status, real time / IRIG time, frame
count, resolution
JPEG, AVI, TIFF, BMP, RAW, MOV, and FTIF - Images can be saved with or without
image data and in 8-bit,16-bit or 36-bit depth of sensor where supported
Integrated DAQ
Image Data Display
Saved Image Formats
Supported OS
Microsoft Windows operating system including: 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32/64-bit)
Mechanical and Environmental Specifications
Removable Data
Storage Options:
Mechanical
FASTCAM Multi is optionally available with an interface for the 2TB FASTDrive removable
F-mount (G-type lens compatible) and C-mount provided SSD drive.
Lens Mount
Optional lens mounts available include Micro Four Thirds (MFT) remote control mount
This interface can benefit the user in two ways:
1 x M3, 1x.25 , 1x.375
Camera Mountings
PC-less operation:
ByDimensions
rapidly transferring the camera memory to the SSD multiple events
External
may be captured
without
of data
to a PC.
Main Unit the delays associated with download
260mm (H)
x 140mm
(W) x 223mm (D)
(excluding protrusions)
10.24" (H) x 5.51" (W) x 8.78" (D)
Long RecordCamera
Time operation:
By directly streaming 69mm
to the FASTDrive
possible(D)
to
Head
(H) x 70mmSSD
(W) itx is
151.4mm
greatly extend(excluding
recordingprotrusions)
time. At 1,000fps with 1M/pixel
resolution
the
2TB
FASTDrive
media
2.72" (H) x 2.76" (W) x 5.96" (D)
has enough capacity for 20 minutes recording of 12-bit un-compressed data.
Weight
7.8kg (17.2lbs)
Unit data can then be directly accessed
In both cases,Main
recorded
while coupled to the camera or
the SSD media
may
be
removed
and
inserted
into
the
portable
FASTDock station connected
0.98kg (2.1lbs)
Camera Head
to any Windows PC
Power
AC Power (with supplied adapter)
100 to 240V AC 200W, 50 to 60Hz
DC Power
20 to 34V, 180VA
Operation Features
Camera Operation Features
Frame Synchronization
Accurate frame synchronization with other cameras and with external and unstable frequencies.
Memory Partitions
Up to 64 memory segments allow multiple events to be stored in camera memory before downloading, with automatic progression to the next
available partition.
Low Light Mode
Operation at minimum frame rate with separately adjustable shutter time to allow easy camera set-up and focus in ambient lighting.
IRIG Phase Lock
Enables multiple cameras to be synchronized together with other instrumentation equipment to a master external time source.
Internal Delay Generator
Allows programmable delays to be set on input and output triggers, 100ns resolution.
Event Markers
Up to ten user entered event markers to define specific events within the recorded image sequence .
Automatic Download
The system can be set to automatically download image data to the control PC and, when download is complete to re-arm in readiness for the
next trigger with automatically incremented file names.
Software Binning
Virtual pixel binning (2x2, 4x4 etc.) allows increased light sensitivity with reduced image resolution without changing camera field of view.
FASTDrive
Optional 2TB solid state drive (SSD) memory pack provides ultra high data rate transfer to removable media.
Software Operation Features
Image Calibration
2D image calibration allows the measurement of distance and angle from the image. A calibration grid overlay can be superimposed on the
image.
Image Overlay
A stored reference image may be overlaid on the live image to allow accurate camera positioning to achieve the same view as a previous test.
Import of Multiple Image Sequences
Multiple image sequences can be loaded and simultaneously replayed. Timing of image sequences can be adjusted to create a common time
reference. Time based synchronization allows images captured at different frame rates to be synchronized.
High Dynamic Range Mode
Making use of the full sensor dynamic range, HDR mode allows enhanced detail in both light and dark areas of an image to be displayed
simultaneously.
Motion Detector
In order to highlight subtle changes in an image, Motion Detector allows a reference image to be subtracted from a recorded sequence. Details
including propagation of shock waves and surface changes during impact can be visualized using the feature.
Line Profile
A line profile representing grey levels along a line drawn across any region of the image is displayed. In live mode the Line Profile can be used to
ensure optimum image focus is achieved.
Histogram
A histogram displaying grey levels within a user-defined image area is displayed. In live mode the Histogram can be used to ensure that
optimum exposure levels are set for the scene being recorded.
Photron FASTCAM Viewer:
Photron FASTCAM Viewer software (PFV) has been designed to provide an intuitive and feature rich
user interface for the control of Photron high-speed cameras, data saving, image replay and simple
motion analysis. Advanced operation menus provide access to features for advanced camera
operation and image enhancement. Tools are provided to allow image calibration and easy
measurement of angles and distances from image data. Also included are a C++ SDK and wrappers
for LabView and MATLAB ®.
An optional software plug-in module provides synchronisation between Photron high- speed cameras
and data acquired through National Instruments data acquisition systems. Synchronised data
captured by the DAQ system provides waveform information which can be viewed alongside highspeed camera images.
Photron FASTCAM Analysis:
PFV software allows image sequences to be exported directly to optional Photron FASTCAM Analysis
(PFA) Motion Analysis software. This entry level Motion Analysis software with an on screen ‘step by
step guide’ function launches automatically from Photron FASTCAM Viewer software, and provides
automated tracking of up to 5 points using feature or correlation tracking algorithms for the automated
analysis of motion within an image sequence.
Operation Features Continued
External Frame Synchronization:
The FASTCAM Multi can be fully synchronized
with an external event to allow the timing of
when each individual image is captured to be
precisely referenced. The camera can be accurately synchronized to unstable frequencies
allowing complex events such as combustion
in rapidly accelerating or decelerating engines
to be recorded and studied.
Record During Download Operation:
FASTCAM Multi recording memory can be
divided into multiple active sections. The user
can record an on-going event in one memory
partition while at the same time downloading a
previously recorded image sequence in order
to improve workflow and optimize camera
operation.
MULTI
Resolution
Frame Rate
(h x v pixels)
Max fps
8GB
16GB
32GB
Frames
Time (sec)**
Frames
Time (sec)**
Frames
Time (sec)**
4,800
4,363
0.91
8,733
1.82
17,471
3.64
1280 x 1000
5,000
232
0.05
4,469
0.89
8,943
1.79
1280 x 800
6,250
2,791
0.45
5,587
0.89
11,179
1.79
1280 x 720
6,400
3,101
0.48
6,208
0.97
12,421
1.94
1280 x 616
8,000
3,624
0.45
7,256
0.91
14,519
1.81
896 x 488
10,000
6,536
0.65
13,084
1.31
26,181
2.62
1280 x 312
16,000
7,156
0.45
14,326
0.90
28,665
1.79
1280 x 248
20,000
9,003
0.45
18,023
0.90
36,063
1.80
37,248
0.93
74,531
1.86
1280 x 1024
1280 x 120
40,000
18,607
0.47
1280 x 56
80,000
39,872
0.50
79,818
1.00
159,709
2.00
1280 x 32
100,000
69,777
0.70
139,682
1.40
279,492
2.79
1280 x 248
200,000
93,036
0.47
186,242
0.93
372,656
1.86
640 x 8
800,000
558,216
0.70
1,117,457
1.40
2,235,938
2.79
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
** Recording time is an estimate and may be different depending on recording conditions and settings.
External Sync
+/- TTL 5Vp-p Variable frequency sync
Camera Control Interface
High-speed Gigabit Ethernet or Remote Keypad
Frame rate, shutter speed, trigger mode, date/time, status, real time / IRIG time, frame
count, resolution
JPEG, AVI, TIFF, BMP, RAW, MOV, and FTIF - Images can be saved with or without
image data and in 8-bit,16-bit or 36-bit depth of sensor where supported
Image Data Display
Saved Image Formats
Supported OS
Mechanical & Environmental Specifications
Microsoft Windows operating system including: 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32/64-bit)
Mechanical and Environmental Specifications
Mechanical
Lens Mount
F-mount (G-type lens compatible) and C-mount provided Optional lens mounts available include Micro Four Thirds (MFT) remote control mount
Camera Mountings
1 x M3, 1x.25 , 1x.375
External Dimensions
Main Unit
(excluding protrusions)
Camera Head
(excluding protrusions)
Weight
260mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 223mm (D)
10.24" (H) x 5.51" (W) x 8.78" (D)
69mm (H) x 70mm (W) x 151.4mm (D)
2.72" (H) x 2.76" (W) x 5.96" (D)
Main Unit
7.8kg (17.2lbs)
Camera Head
0.98kg (2.1lbs)
Power
AC Power (with supplied adapter)
100 to 240V AC 200W, 50 to 60Hz
DC Power
20 to 34V, 180VA
Main Unit Environmental
Operating Temperature
0 to 45C, 32˚ to 104˚F
Storage Temperature
-20 to 60C, -4˚ to 140˚F
Humidity
85% or less (non-condensing)
Operational Shock
Tested to 25G, 11ms, 6-axes, 10 times/axis
Cooling
Internal fan cooling (fan-off mode supported)
Camera Head Environmental
Operating Temperature
0 to 45C, 32˚ to 104˚F
Storage Temperature
-20 to 60C, -4˚ to 140˚F
Humidity
85% or less (non-condensing)
Operational Shock
Tested to 25G, 11ms, 6-axes, 10 times/axis
Cooling
Internal fan cooling (fan-off mode supported)
Remote Control Keypad:
An optional hand-held remote control keypad is
available to enhance field operation. The keypad
provides the operator with local control of all primary
camera functions to simplify camera set-up and allow
operation without PC connection.
Nikon G-Type Compatible Lens Fitting:
The FASTCAM Multi camera is equipped with an
objective lens mount compatible with readily available
Nikon G-type lenses. Controls provided within the lens
mount allow the control of lens aperture on lenses
without external iris control.
Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Lens Mount Option:
An optional lens mount supporting Micro Four Thirds
(MFT) lenses is available for the FASTCAM Multi
providing remote control of lens aperture, focus and
zoom through Photron PFV software.
Operation Environments:
The ‘sealed body’ design of the FASTCAM Multi
utilizes heat-pipe technology to ensure that during
operation heat can be effectively drawn out from the
inside of the system and dissipated via externally
mounted fans. This ensures optimum air flow and
prevents dust and corrosive particles from being
ingested within the camera body where they can
damage sensitive electronics. The fans may be
disabled during recording for any vibration sensitive
measurements.
The FASTCAM Multi camera has been extensively
tested to ensure operation for extended periods in
ambient temperatures up to 45 degrees C.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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