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Shimadzu | HyperVision HPV-X2

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The Shimadzu HyperVision HPV-X2 has recording speed of 10 million frames per second, the highest in its class with larger, clearer, high-sensitivity recording. The HPV-X2 is equipped with synchronized recording function, and high-level analytical capabilities that accommodate a variety of software p ...Read more
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The Shimadzu HyperVision HPV-X2 has recording speed of 10 million frames per second, the highest in its class with larger, clearer, high-sensitivity recording. The HPV-X2 is equipped with synchronized recording function, and high-level analytical capabilities that accommodate a variety of software programs

Visualization technology is one of the driving forces behind progress in science and technology. Medical science and engineering have made dramatic progress thanks to visualization technology. Examples include the invention of microscopes capable of enlarged observations of phenomena occurring in the microscopic domain, invisible to the human eye, X-ray inspection systems, which enable the observation of images utilizing light at imperceptible wavelengths, and infrared cameras.

Our eyes are incapable of capturing phenomena occurring at times shorter than 50 to 100 ms. As a result, high-speed video cameras have become necessary in order to record phenomena occurring at intervals that cannot be seen with the human eye, and then replay them at a slower rate so that they can be visualized.

As the standard tool for visualizing ultra high-speed domains, the Hyper Vision high-speed video camera contributes to our understanding of ultra high-speed phenomena in a variety of fields.

Specifications

10,000,000fps

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Burst Method Enables Ultra High-Speed Recording

For typical high-speed video cameras, image storage memories are located outside of the image sensor. Because the number of signal output taps are overwhelmingly small compared to the number of pixels, the transfer of the video signals from the pixels to the memories must be a sequentially serial process; therefore, ultra high-speed recording of more than 1 million frames per second could not be realized. In contrast, Shimadzu's burst image sensor has the same number of built-in memories as number of frames recorded. Furthermore, a pixel and memories are connected by wire in a one-to-one manner in order to completely parallel transfer the video signal from the pixels to the memories. This makes it possible to realize ultra high-speed recording at 10 million frames per second. In addition, since it not limited to the number of signal output taps as with conventional serial transfer system, high-resolution recording at ultra high speed is available.

 

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Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor Based on CMOS Technology

Conventional burst image sensors are based on CCD technology, in which the memory is positioned adjacent to the pixels. As a result, there are problems with decreased image quality due to signal leakage from pixels to memory. Accordingly, the Shimadzu FTCMOS burst image sensor adopts CMOS technology, in which the pixels and memory are spatially separated to achieve high image quality with no signal leaks.

In addition, with the FTCMOS2, light sensitivity is six times better than with FTCMOS, thanks to the adoption of a new CMOS process.

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Lens Mount Nikon F-mount1)
Image Sensor FTCMOS2 image sensor
Recording Speed2)
(frame rate)
HP mode 10 Mfps, 5 Mfps (fixed) (fps = frames per second)
FP mode 5 Mfps (fixed)
Both modes Variable recording speed between 60 fps and 2 Mfps (in 1/10 ns steps)
Continuous Recording Capacity HP mode 256 frames max.
FP mode 128 frames max.
Resolution HP mode 50,000 pixels (zigzag lattice pixel array)3)
FP mode 100,000 pixels (400 (horizontal) × 250 (vertical))
Color/Gradations Monochrome, 10 bits4)
Exposure Time5) 10 Mfps (fixed at 50 ns), 5 Mfps (fixed at 110 ns)
Variable in a 10 ns interval starting from 200 ns in a range from 60 fps to 2 Mfps
External Trigger Input Two channels (TRIGIN, STANDBY) TTL level (5 V), capable of either positive or negative polarity
Recording Mode Internal trigger, external trigger, continuous trigger
Synchronization Function Capable of synchronized recording with two cameras connected
Optional Outputs Two channels (exposure start timing, trigger detection timing, or other outputs depending on settings)
Trigger Point Setting Can be set to any frame from the second frame onwards.
Interface One 1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX port
External Monitor Output NTSC/PAL output
Data Memory Format 10-bit dedicated format, BMP, AVI, JPEG, TIFF (8-bit and 16-bit formats supported)

 

Note 1: Shimadzu does not guarantee that all F-mount lenses can be attached.
Note 2: The recording speed is a reference value. It is not guaranteed to be an accurate value for the time interval between recording frames.
Note 3: Stored images will be 400 pixels (horizontal) × 250 pixels (vertical).
Note 4: 10-bit refers to the data format. It does not indicate a guarantee of data precision.
Note 5: These exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure time ratios for all recording speeds.
Note 6: Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries.
Note 7: The FTCMOS2 image sensor used in this camera is manufactured using high accuracy technology, but defective pixels may exist. Note that this is not a defect or failure of the product.
128 - 256 frames
400x250 @ 5m fps
@10Mfps fixed to 50ns
Variable recording speed between 60 fps and 2 Mfps (in 1/10 ns steps)
Gigabit Ethernet
10-bit
No
256 frames @ 10m fps
FTCMOS2 image sensor

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