|[July 09, 2014]
Vision Research Advances the Boundaries on the World's Fastest Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Camera
WAYNE, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging
systems, has announced the release of the Phantom v2511, the most light
sensitive, flexible and highest-performance ultrahigh-speed camera on
the market. The Phantom v2511 can capture up to 25,600 frames-per-second
(fps) at full 1 megapixel resolution, making it the fastest member of
the Phantom ultrahigh-speed
digital camera line. The v2511 also features improved sensitivity,
providing better picture quality and more lighting flexibility.
Vision Research Launches World's Fastest Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Camera, Phantom v2511
"One of the challenges to capturing footage at ultrahigh speeds is
ensuring adequate lighting. At Vision Research, we are dedicated to
helping our customers mitigate this challenge, and have developed our
new proprietary sensor and supporting camera innovations to increase the
ISO measurement of the v2511, while also increasing the camera speed,"
comments Rick Robinson, Director of Marketing for Vision Research.
"Vision Research takes pride in leading the high-speed industry with the
world's fastest cameras, and now better picture quality and the extra
flexibility needed to make shooting in low-light and difficult-to-light
scenarios less difficult."
The new Phantom
v2511 offers sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 (daylight illumination)
for color images and ISO 32,000 for monochrome images. In addition to
lessening the challenges of low-light scenarios, the improved ISO gives
consumers the option to use a faster shutter speed, which can reduce
motion blur and result in clearer images. Users also may find that they
can now use lenses with smaller apertures, which are typically less
expensive and easier to acquire.
Since the new Phantom v2511 is built on the same proven platform as the
current Phantom ultrahigh-speed 1Mpx cameras, it is fully compatible
with all current accessories and software options. This eliminates the
additional expense of purchasing new accessories and requiring
additional training time, which are both often synonymous with equipment
As with all Phantom ultrahigh-speed cameras, the new Phantom v2511 sets
the bar in camera conectivity. The camera back panel provides easy
access to all camera connections and controls, including two HS-SDI
ports and a 10GB Ethernet connection along with the standard 1GB
Phantom CineMag Workflow
The v2511 comes equipped with Vision Research's breakthrough CineMag
interface, which allows the user to save a high-speed shot from camera
memory to non-volatile storage in a matter of seconds. With the ability
to save 1GB/s of data to an attached CineMag, a 96GB shot can be saved
in about 1.5 minutes.
The new v2511 also has many advanced features that have become standard
as a result of customer feedback, providing specific features that many
scientists and researchers have asked for. These features include an image-based
auto-trigger that allows the camera to be triggered from the motion
of the live images, making infrequent or unpredictable events easier to
record on camera.
The v2511 also has an internal mechanical shutter that makes it
easier to obtain a black reference for truer high-quality images. If
users are recording back-to-back, they will want to make use of the Multi-Cine
option, which allows them to partition internal memory into segments
and make shorter recordings without missing any action.
On the other hand, customers, who need to record many occurrences of an
unpredictable event, can use the continuous recording feature.
This allows a recorded cine to automatically save to a disk drive on a
connected PC and then re-arms the camera to catch the next occurrence.
If a customer is using the v2511 camera in a measurement application
like Particle Image Velocimetry or Particle Tracking Velocimetry, it has
extremely accurate timing with super-low straddle time of 500 ns. It
also operates in burst mode to capture images at precise moments,
and allows a customer to turn off the fan to eliminate
vibrations, which may interfere with some experiments.
The Phantom v2511 starts shipping in late August. In addition, Vision
Research operates AMEcare performance sites around the world for truly
global service, training and support. For more information please visit: www.visionresearch.com/Service--Support/.
To find out the latest on Vision Research and its high-speed cameras,
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or keep up to date with the innovations on the Vision Research
blog at www.visionresearch.com/blog.
About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging
systems that are indispensable across a wide variety of applications,
including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research,
industrial manufacturing, packaging, sports broadcast, TV production and
digital cinematography. The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and
manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed
cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed
light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality.
Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned
numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital
camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an
Academy Award®. Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new
dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an
event when it's too fast to see, and too important not to™. For
additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.visionresearch.com.
Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of
AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and
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