San Diego, CA – Photron USA, Inc. of San Diego has launched a new versatile, high performance high-speed camera system. The FASTCAM NOVA brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise that provide the camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds less than 300 nanoseconds. Recording rates to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions. All of these things are available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity in its class.
Standard features of the NOVA include an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed image download, memory segmentation that allows recording into one memory partition while downloading from another, and compatibility with a number of industry standard lens formats to allow the use of Nikon G-Type, C-mount and Canon EF lenses.
The NOVA also features a “sealed body” design that prevents dust and corrosive particulates from contaminating and damaging sensitive environments. An optional FAST Drive SSD can be used for the download of images at up to 1GB per second.
Intuitive and feature rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is included with each NOVA camera. Also included is a Photron Device Control SDK that allows integration of the camera with user-specific software, and libraries for controlling the camera within a MATLAB® or LabView environment.
Photron manufactures a comprehensive family of high-speed digital camera systems. The cameras are used by customers worldwide, providing reliability and high performance in the most challenging research and testing applications. Included within the product family are cameras that provide megapixel image resolution recording at up to 21,000 frames per second, 4-megapixel (2K x 2K) cameras with the ability to produce high-definition 1080 HD resolution video, and highly ruggedized systems with miniature camera heads for use in extreme environments where high shock and high vibration are common. In addition to providing innovative high-speed camera systems, Photron also endeavors to offer the highest quality support to its customers through trained and experienced technical staff.