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New High Speed GigE Cameras Announced

13 Dec 2010

Two new high speed GigE cameras, available through STEMMER IMAGING, offer outstanding combinations of frame rates and resolution for use in applications as diverse as measurement, process analysis in machine building and industrial production, material testing and broadcasting. The CR3000x2 and CR4000x2 cameras from Optronis are available in monochrome and colour versions and also feature the new user-friendly TimeBench software for intuitive camera control.

The CR3000x2 features a fast, progressive scan CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 1696 x 1710 pixels and a frame rates up to 100,000 fps depending on the resolution selected. The frame rate is 540 fps at maximum resolution, while at lower resolution frame rates are 1000 fps for 1200 x 1200 pixels, 5000 fps for 500 x 500 pixels, and 100,000 fps for 96 x 38 pixels.

The CR4000x2 camera features a 4 megapixel image sensor with excellent sensitivity to light, making it ideal for imaging sequences in low light conditions. In addition to the applications listed above, the CR4000x2 can be used in ballistics applications. This camera can record images at 500 fps at the full resolution of 2304 x 1720 pixels and an impressive 800 fps at full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Both cameras have a choice of 2, 4 or 8 GB internal memory. With 8 GB memory, the CR3000x2 has 5.5 seconds recording time at the full 8bit data rate, while the CR4000x2 has a recording time of 4 seconds. A rugged aluminium housing allows the cameras to be used in rough environments and they are supplied with a Nikon F-mount as standard or an optional C-mount.

Sequence recording can be triggered either using an intelligent image processing algorithm or by a conventional trigger signal. Pre- and post- trigger features ensure that events can be observed irrespective of when they occurred.

TimeBench software allows the complete setup of all camera parameters and features a simple-to use navigation slidebar. It shows images in realtime and is a powerful tool for the analysis and storage of high-speed sequences. It can be used with single camera applications or for synchronous multi-camera operation. TimeBench provides distance, velocity and frequency measurements and allows the export of AVI video files.

Optronis

Kehl, Germany

Optronis manufactures and distributes streak cameras and highspeed cameras for scientific and industrial applications. These high-end cameras can be used to capture ultra-fast moving events of many different types.