13 Dec 2010
New features include improved horizontal resolution to 550 lines, a 28x zoom
lens, a digital output, 3D noise reduction, progressive scan capabilities and
colour enhancement. Dynamic range and image stabilisation functionality has
been enhanced and the cameras now operate over an extended temperature range
of -5?C to 60?C.
The new 28x zoom lens has been introduced for the FCB-EX995EP and FCB-EX985EP models. This fast (F1.35) lens, in combination with the Super HAD CCD II sensor in the FCB-EX985EP provides high sensitivity, allowing imaging down to 0.25 lux. An enhanced durability motor provides a zoom speed of just 2.5 seconds.
A digital interface based on ITU-R BT656 allows direct digital output with no deterioration of video signal and without the need for additional A/D converters. True progressive scan readout is available on some models for improved imaging of moving objects. In addition, STEMMER IMAGING has developed a GigE Vision interface for these models to take full advantage of the progressive scan sensors and this is available in the STEMMER IMAGING CVC camera series.
The new 3 Dimensional noise reduction technology helps to improve image
quality at low light levels. Colour enhancement is a processing function
designed to allow easy reading of text by using an adjustable threshold to
turn bright regions of the image into white and dark regions into black.
The wide dynamic range capabilities of the new camera range have been enhanced with the introduction of an automatic dynamic range correction for images containing large variations in brightness. Image stabilisation has been improved by integrating digital zoom into the process.