Tech Imaging is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an optional solid state drive (SSD) interface called FAST Drive for the FASTCAM SA-Z camera. FAST Drive provides one terabyte of hot swappable, local, non-volatile memory to which images can be rapidly transferred from the SA-Z. A camera operator can record images into the internal memory of the SA-Z to capture a high speed event and then transfer those images to the FAST Drive with no PC connection.
Because the image transfer is performed so quickly, the camera “downtime” between high-speed video recordings is very small.
Optional FAST Dock
As mentioned above, images can be uploaded from the FAST Drive SSD to a PC without removing the SSD from the SA-Z camera. This is a convenient way to upload images, but the camera is “out of pocket” and cannot be used for capturing additional video sequences until the upload is completed.
Another way to upload images to a PC is to remove the SSD from the SA-Z camera and connect it to a Photron FAST Dock using the FAST Drive Cable. The FAST Dock is connected to the PC via a standard USB-3 cable. Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is used to initiate the image upload.