High Speed Cameras


Photron - Flow Physics
Unsteady Flow Physics Of Dynamic Stall
High-speed cameras capture slow-motion video of high-speed events for aerospace research. The University of Illinois uses Photron's FASTCAM Mini to study vortex structures on dynamically pitching wing surfaces.  Continue Reading..
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Thermo-Acoustic Oscillations In Gas Tubine Engines
Dr. Sina Kheirkhah's research at the University of British Columbia studies thermo-acoustic oscillations in combustion equipment to prevent damage using high-speed cameras and ultraviolet image intensifiers.  Continue Reading..
Vision Research - Concrete Explosives
Exploring The Effects Of Contact Explosives On Concrete Columns
Researchers used Phantom cameras to study how explosives affected various concrete structures with the hopes of improving their ability to safely demo buildings in urban environments.  Continue Reading..
Vision Research - Bionic Technology
Bionic Technology Analyzed Precisely
The Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems has dedicated itself to complex fundamental research using a Phantom Ultrahigh-speed (UHS) Camera for precise observation and versatile analysis.  Continue Reading..
Vision Research - Cinematic Revolution In Human Movement Picture
Cinematic Revolution In Human Movement
A Chilean-born cinematographer uses Phantom high-speed cameras to capture and articulate body movement in new, visually striking ways.  Continue Reading..
High-Speed To The Danger Zone: Documenting Supersonic Jets Midair With High-Speed Cameras
Documenting Supersonic Jets Midair With High-Speed Cameras
Using a Flex4K-GS high-speed camera, one filmmaker has captured breathtaking footage of supersonic jets maneuvering midair — breaking new artistic and engineering ground.  Continue Reading..
As The Bug Flies: Using High-Speed Cameras To Analyze Fruit Fly Biolocomotion
Using High-Speed Cameras To Analyze Fruit Fly Biolocomotion
Using Phantom high-speed cameras, Cornell University researchers analyze the biolocomotion of fruit flies  a complex natural process that inspires the development of micro air vehicles.  Continue Reading..


Vision Research introduces the Phantom Ultrahigh-Speed cameras series, featuring 1 and 4 Mpx cameras. These cameras are found in a variety of defense and research and development applications, including microfluidics, piv, stress testing and ballistics.

The power of Phantom high-speed cameras can be captured using the machine vision streaming applications in this series. Once image data has flown to a frame grabber and PC or long record DVR via CXP protocol, the data is immediately accessible and only limited by the amount of storage in the PC or DVR.

Vision Research's Phantom VEO 1310 is the highest speed and most light sensitive VEO available. Available in both L (light) and S (full) body styles, these cameras are able to meet the needs of many applications.

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C4 as a fully integrated 4-channel intensified camera system to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The pco.dicam C4 distributes the incident light from a single optical input to multiple modules. These modules are capable of detecting very few photons with nanosecond time resolution.

The compact, rugged, and portable Phantom VEO4K 990 provides the highest pixel resolution, available in two body styles. The VEO4K 990 brings high imaging standards to scientific and research related applications for motion analysis.

The Oryx 10GigE camera family of machine vision cameras offers the advantages of the latest sensors by supporting transfer speeds up to 10 Gbit/s, enabling the capture of 12-bit images at over 60 FPS at 4K resolution. The Oryx 10BASE-T interface provides reliable image transfer at cable lengths over 50 meters on inexpensive CAT6A. or greater than 30 m on CAT5e.

The Rolera Bolt, QImaging's new Scientific CMOS camera, was designed for demanding high-speed, low-light imaging. As a cost-effective solution, it was designed to meet the imaging requirements for a diverse set of applications ranging from live cell fluorescence to whole organism motility studies. Capable of streaming at 30 full frames per second with 1.3 mega-pixel resolution and 3e- read noise, the Rolera Bolt is perfect for tracking high-speed dynamic events with detailed spatial and temporal resolution.
Lambert Instruments’ HiCAM series cameras offer the unique combination of high-speed and sensitivity down to single photon level. These properties are achieved by using a dual stage image intensifier that is fiber-optically coupled to the CMOS sensor. Spectral sensitivity can be selected for the specific application. Use of digital cameras in combination with intensifiers and boosters allow us to create images of high-speed events, even when light is failing.



  • Phantom high-speed cameras enable researchers to better understand the laser-matter interaction in additive manufacturing processes.

  • Flow cytometry plays an increasingly important role in cell analysis. Modern flow cytometry, which can support cancer research and drug development, has analyzers that allow researchers to characterize the image of single cells. This characterization provides insights into a variety of key cellular phenotypes.

  • Researchers are looking to understand the efficiency of face masks as COVID-19 rages on. When you compare N95 respirators to handmade cloth coverings, not all masks are created equal. By evaluating a cough or sneeze using a high-speed imaging technique called Background Oriented Schlieren, it’s possible to study mask performance.

  • Vision Research recently helped shed light on aircraft fire extinguishing systems and satellite springs by supplying its high-speed imaging equipment and expertise to two companies. The analytic tools used were able to provide crucial information on the design and performance of aerospace devices.

  • Dr. Daniel Whisler, a member of the Impact Group at California State Long Beach and his team devised a new method to measure the dynamic response of composites in a new, colorful way. By utilizing high-speed cameras, the traditional measurement process gets an interesting spin.