Vision Research Articles

  1. High-Speed Cameras Make Sound Visible And Improve Noise Absorbers

    It is extremely important for the airline industry and its research groups to support and develop noise reduction strategies. In this case study high-speed cameras are used to make sound "visible" to researchers while they investigate new strategies for noise reduction on jet engines. 

  2. Explosives Engineering: High Speed Imagery For Research And Experimentation

    Vision Research is in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines in order to develop a university-level short course on the use and benefits of high-speed imaging, while experimenting with explosives and ballistic applications.

  3. Vocal Folds: High-Speed Digital Cameras Facilitate Revolutionary Research In Diagnosing Voice Disorders

    Voice disorders are unfortunately not as uncommon as most people would think. Around 7.5 million Americans have trouble using their voice every day, and not enough is known about this subject to understand how to prevent these disorders. Dr. Deliyski, a researcher at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, is committed to advancing the scientific understanding of the human voice, and plans to develop a new methodology to help diagnose voice disorders. With the help of Vision Research, this study explores the movements of human vocal folds through laryngeal high-speed video-endoscopy (HSV).

  4. High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA

    At a lab in New Mexico, A team is assessing this dangerous “space trash” with the use of ultra-high-speed imaging cameras. They fire fake “space trash” no bigger than a pea at things like oxygen tanks and steel cables. Let’s just say it never ends well (everything gets ripped in half), and the scientists can’t even see the projectiles to track them. That’s where Vision Research Phantom cameras, such as the Phantom v711 and Phantom v2512, come in. With the ability to record this astronomical data, these imaging cameras reveal a new level of understanding of the destruction that something like “trash” can cause to a spacecraft or astronaut.

  5. Advancing Microfluidics Research Using High-Speed Cameras

    With a growing field of microfluidic applications, high-speed camera systems are utilized for accurate analysis of the quickly changing micro scale fluid dynamics. This article discusses using high-speed cameras for microfluidic data acquisition.

  6. Vision Research Video Gallery

    This video gallery presents a wide variety of video demonstrations using the high-speed digital cameras from Vision Research for many different markets including ballistics, scientific, industrial, and automotive.

  7. Boosting Sensitivity

    When purchasing a camera, especially for “light starved” applications, the correct light sensitivity is an important specification to consider. Light sensitivity is more open to user or vendor manipulation, unlike more unambiguous specifications such as the maximum resolution or frame rates at key resolutions.

  8. Vision Research High-Speed Digital Cameras Instrumental In Teaching Construction Site Safety

    There is a good reason construction workers are asked to wear hard hats, gloves, safety goggles, and various other safety equipment while on the job; construction sites are dangerous. Filled with heavy and sharp objects, platforms of varying heights, flying sparks and debris, and a number of other potentially dangerous elements, it’s no wonder so many injuries occur on construction sites.

  9. High Speed Digital Cameras Capture Flight of the Hawk Moth

    Hawk Moths can fly at speeds of up to 30 mph and can flap their wings at 20 mph, even when hovering. Their size and speed results in them often being mistaken for a hummingbird. When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Biology set out to study the wing flapping patterns of the Hawk Moth, a wide selection of high speed digital cameras were tested to determine which would work best. Three Vision Research Phantom digital high speed cameras were selected for this project.

  10. Testing 17th Century Grenades With Digital High Speed Cameras
    Vision Research’s Phantom v710 and v1610 High Speed Cameras were recently used by archaeologists from the Corpus Christi Museum of Science to study the ballistics of early forms of hand grenades recovered from a shipwreck that occurred in 1686.