Shimadzu Corporation's High-Speed Video Camera HyperVision HPV-2 offers world-class ultra-high-speed video recording of up to one million frames per second.
The HPV-2 permits recording of ultra-high-speed phenomena not previously possible in a wide variety of fields that require high-speed image capture, such as materials failure, fluid dynamics, combustion, and sports science.
Some images taken with the HPV-2 High-Speed Video Camera are presented below. Features Specifications Ultra-fast, 1,000,000 fps Recording Speed Bullet in flight and explosion of detonator (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) Bullet passes as detonator explodes.
Shock wave from a high-speed flying object (Recording speed: 250,000 fps)
Water spray 3 (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)
Shock wave from an explosive exploding underwater (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps)
1. Ultra-high-speed recording of up to one million frames per second.
This newly developed IS-CCD*1 achieves ultra-fast recording speeds of up to one million fps.
*1 The IS-CCD is Shimadzu's unique CCD with image storage incorporated into the sensor chip to permit high-speed image recording.
* Patent US 6972795, US 7176972, EP/NL/GB/FR 1278246, DE 60104000.7
This product's IS-CCD image sensor was jointly developed in collaboration with Kinki University's Professor Takeharu Etoh.
2. Ultra-high-speed and high spatial resolution
With a conventional high-speed video camera, the spatial resolution drops off as the recording speed is increased. However, the HPV-2 spatial resolution does not deteriorate at high frame rates. It maintains excellent 312 x 260-pixel resolution at all recording speeds to permit detailed analysis of high-speed phenomena.
3. HPV-2 can capture a wide range of high-speed phenomena with the high sensitivity CCD.
A highly sensitive image sensor is essential to capture ultra-high-speed images using extremely short exposure times. The IS-CCD incorporates a high-sensitivity design that expands the light sensitive area per pixel to handle recording of a variety of high-speed phenomena.
4. Easy-to-use, multifunction software
Dedicated software in the control unit allows recording to start immediately after performing a few simple settings. Recorded images can be saved in general image formats such as AVI, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and 16-bit TIFF.
IS-CCD image sensor
312 (horizontal) x 260 (vertical) pixels
Nikon F mount
Monochrome, 10 bits1)
30 fps to 1,000,000 fps
1/2,1/4,1/8, or OFF(3/4) of recording intervals (1/2, 1/4, and OFF only for exposure times of 1µs)2)
External trigger input
TTL (positive/negative), switch closure
Set trigger point at any desired frame
10-bit dedicated format, BMP, AVI, JPEG, TIFF (16-bit format supported)
Synchronous recording with up to 4 units
1) 10 bit is used to identify the data format, however data precision is not guaranteed.
2) These exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure ratios for all photographic speeds.
312x260 @ all speeds
Records 1m fps @ 312 x 260
100 frames @ 1M fps
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