There are a number of factors that are important to consider when purchasing a high-speed camera for use with digital image correlation, particle image velocimetry, and Schlieren imaging techniques. These factors include frame rate, light sensitivity, minimum exposure time, and pixel resolution, all of which contribute to the overall image quality provided by a high-speed camera.
Automotive engineers are continually faced with new vehicle safety requirements and highway emissions standards. The ever-changing automotive industry therefore requires the most advanced imaging systems to analyze video of everything from onboard and offboard vehicle safety tests to static airbag deployments to combustion events.
There are many factors that are important to consider when you purchase a high-speed camera. This article discusses the important considerations involved in selecting the appropriate high-speed video camera for your specific needs.
An incorrect or poorly lit subject affects the image, regardless of the quality of a camera system. Therefore, the illumination source is just as important as the camera's resolution and sensitivity. For high-speed imaging applications, a wide range of light sources can be utilized. See how a laser can be used for illumination in these four high-speed imaging application examples.
Available in four different models, the FASTCAM NOVA camera system offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 16,000 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution and shutter speeds to 0.2µs. Recording rates to 1,100,000 fps are available at reduced image resolution.