High-speed camera for ballistics, shock waves, and detonics uses introduced by Photron

SAN DIEGO, 26 Dec. 2013. Photron Inc. in San Diego is introducing the FASTCAM SA-Z ultra-high-speed imaging system with 21,000 frames per second at megapixel resolution for ballistics, plasma and arc studies, materials science, fluidics, velocimetry, shock waves, and detonics applications.

The SA-Z electro-optical CMOS sensor provides more than 2,000,000 frames per second (fps) at reduced resolution, making it possible to view previously unseen phenomenon, events, and high speed processes with image quality and clarity, Photron officials say.

The enhanced global electronic shutter operates from 1-millisecond (standard) down to 159 nanoseconds (export restrictions apply), and is capable of freezing fast motion without blur.

The FASTCAM SA-Z offers 12-bit pixel depth (analog-to-digital converters). Applying the ISO 12232 Ssat standard, the light sensitivity measurements are ISO 25,000 for monochrome and 10,000 for color.

The camera's 20 micron-square pixel format is for situations where the camera needs to rotate without sacrificing image resolution that often occurs when other aspect ratio/pixel formats are rotated.

The FASTCAM SA-Z system includes Photron's proprietary, award-winning PFV camera control/replay/editing software which also can be used to rotate the image back, in real time.

The SA-Z high speed camera has two SD card slots and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to transfer data, as well as four onboard memory options, 8 gigabytes, 16 gigabytes, 32 gigabytes, and 64 gigabytes.

For more information contact Photron online at www.photron.com.

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