Vision Research Articles

  1. New High-Speed Lighting Technique Illuminates ‘Ride Of The Valkyries’ In Marvel Blockbuster

    Using a Phantom camera and custom lighting rig, one creative studio found a way to move light at eight times the speed of sound – a new lighting technique for high-speed imaging that gained critical acclaim in Thor: Ragnarok.

  2. Phantom High-Speed Camera Goes Where No Welding Camera Has Gone Before

    One Brazil-based R&D company is using high-speed imaging to observe and improve arc welding processes—a field of research that has vast implications for oil companies.

  3. A High-Speed Look At Downhole Oil Well Cleaning

    With the ability to record up to 1,000,000 fps, Vision Research’s Phantom v2511 high-speed camera helped Olson Technologies see how their Plasma Blaster unclogs underground oil wells.

  4. High-Speed Imaging In Biomedical Microfluidic Applications: Principles & Overview

    Microfluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that employs state-of-the-art microfluidic chip technologies to guide fluid(s), and tiny objects within, through channels with micro-sized cross-sections. This paper provides a set of basic equations that can be used to approximate the fundamental physical principles involved in microfluidics, as well as a series of recent peer-reviewed publications that utilized high-speed cameras.

  5. Capturing Fast-Moving Ferrofluids On The Nanoscale

    When you pass a magnet over the surface of ferrofluid, it begins to reach out with its gooey, spikey arms. A team of researchers at Juniata College is using a Phantom high-speed camera to study its unique, magnetic particles that have vast implications for future lab-on-a-chip devices. 

  6. Optimizing Workflow For High-Speed Imaging Applications

    While the images captured by today’s advanced high-speed cameras can be incredible, the high frame rates and pixel resolutions used can generate extreme amounts of data in a short period of time. This makes it imperative to optimize the high-speed imaging workflow for the application at hand.

  7. High-Speed Imaging Uncovers The Invisible With Schlieren Techniques

    Although noninvasive schlieren imaging can now deliver detailed images of highly dynamic processes, obtaining high-quality data requires choosing the best high-speed camera for the application and careful optimization of the optical setup.

  8. Precision Explosives Analysis Using High-Speed Imaging

    High-speed imaging can be used to quantitatively capture explosions, the resulting damage, and to measure other important parameters of the explosion. The data collected can aid in the understanding and characterization of a detonation.

  9. When Lightning And Rods Connect

    Marcelo Saba is a modern-day Doc Brown–except that instead of capturing lightning to power a DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future, Saba captures lightning with high-speed cameras to not only advance the understanding of how lightning connects with lightning rods, but also provide the field data necessary to improve current lightning protection systems.

  10. Outcomes Of Mid-Air Collisions Between Drops And Solid Particles

    The study of drop-particle collisions involves examining the outcome of the impact of a particle on to a drop of liquid in mid-air. In applications such as tablet coating in the pharmaceutical industry, or the refining of heavy crude oil in fluid catalytic cracking, the information gleaned from this experiment is vital.