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Photron | FASTCAM NOVA

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The Photron FASTCAM NOVA brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates u ...Read more
  • Description
  • Specifications

The Photron FASTCAM NOVA brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 300ns. Recording rates to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions. All of this available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity in its class.

Standard features of the NOVA include an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed image download, memory segmentation that allows recording into one memory partition while downloading from another, and compatibility with a number of industry standard lens formats to allow the use of Nikon G-Type, C-mount and Canon EF lenses.

The NOVA also features a sealed body design that prevents dust and corrosive particles from contaminating sensitive electronics. An optional FASTDrive SSD can be used for the download of images at up to 1GB per second.

Intuitive and feature rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is included with each NOVA camera. Also included is a Photron Device Control SDK that allows integration of the camera with user-specific software, and libraries for controlling the camera within a MATLAB® or LabView environment.

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Target applications include:

  • Offboard automotive safety testing
  • Biomechanics
  • Life sciences
  • Defence and aerospace research
  • Material sciences
  • Fluid dynamics / PIV

Specifications

1,000,000fps

Frame Rate Performance (NOVA S12):

  • 12,800 fps at 1024x1024 pixel resolution
  • 18,000 fps at 1024x768 pixel resolution
  • 32,000 fps at 768x512 pixel resolution
  • 40,000 fps at 512x512 pixel resolution
  • 90,000 fps at 384x256 pixel resolution
  • 1,000,000 fps at 128x16 pixel resolution

 1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 12,800fps (Model S12)
  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 9,000fps (Model S9)
  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 6,400fps (Model S6)

 Maximum Frame Rate:

  • 1,000,000fps (Nova S12 type 1000K)
  • 900,000fps (Nova S9 type 900K)
  • 800,000fps (Nova S6 type 800K)
  • Self-contained, compact and lightweight camera makes positioning your camera easy regardless of where you need it.
  • Available with four on board memory options (8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB)

Optional FASTDrive Removable High Capacity Data Storage:

  • 1TB High-speed Solid State Drive
  • Sensitivity: ISO 12232 Ssat standard
    • ISO 40,000 monochrome
    • ISO 16,000 color
  • 20us pixel size

NOVA S12

Resolution

Frame Rate

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

(h x v pixels)

Max fps

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

1024 x 1024

12,800

5,437

0.42

10,898

0.85

21,821

1.70

43,666

3.41

1024 x 944

15,000

5,898

0.39

11,822

0.79

23,670

1.58

47,367

3.16

1024 x 768

18,000

7,249

0.40

14,531

0.81

29,095

1.62

58,222

3.23

1024 x 512

25,000

10,874

0.43

21,797

0.87

43,642

1.75

87,333

3.49

768 x 560

30,000

13,256

0.44

26,571

0.89

53,202

1.77

106,463

3.55

640 x 480

40,000

18,559

0.46

37,200

0.93

74,483

1.86

149,048

3.73

512 x 512

40,000

21,749

0.54

43,594

1.09

87,285

2.18

174,666

4.37

512 x 480

45,000

23,199

0.52

46,500

1.03

93,104

2.07

186,311

4.14

512 x 384

50,000

28,999

0.58

58,126

1.16

116,380

2.33

232,888

4.66

512 x 336

64,000

33,141

0.52

66,429

1.04

133,006

2.08

266,158

4.16

512 x 256

80,000

43,498

0.54

87,189

1.09

174,570

2.18

349,333

4.37

384 x 256

90,000

57,998

0.64

116,252

1.29

232,760

2.59

465,777

5.18

384 x 240

100,000

61,864

0.62

124,002

1.24

248,278

2.48

496,829

4.97

256 x 256

115,200

86,997

0.76

174,378

1.51

349,141

3.03

698,666

6.06

256 x 128

225,000

173,994

0.77

348,757

1.55

698,282

3.10

1,397,333

6.21

128 x 96

320,000

463,985

1.45

930,019

2.91

1,862,087

5.82

3,726,222

11.64

128 x 64

500,000

695,978

1.39

1,395,029

2.79

2,793,130

5.59

5,589,333

11.18

128 x 48

576,000

927,971

1.61

1,860,039

3.23

3,724,174

6.47

7,452,444

12.94

128 x 32

750,000

1,391,957

1.86

2,790,058

3.72

5,586,261

7.45

11,178,666

14.90

128 x 16

1,000,000

2,783,914

2.78

5,580,117

5.58

11,172,522

11.17

22,357,333

22.36

 

NOVA S9

Resolution

Frame Rate

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

(h x v pixels)

Max fps

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

1024 x 1024

9,000

5,437

0.60

10,898

1.21

21,821

2.42

43,666

4.85

1024 x 768

12,000

7,249

0.60

14,531

1.21

29,095

2.42

58,222

4.85

1024 x 512

18,000

10,874

0.60

21,797

1.21

43,642

2.42

87,333

4.85

640 x 480

25,000

18,559

0.74

37,200

1.49

74,483

2.98

149,048

5.96

512 x 512

30,000

21,749

0.72

43,594

1.45

87,285

2.91

174,666

5.82

512 x 336

40,000

33,141

0.83

66,429

1.66

133,006

3.33

266,158

6.65

384 x 384

45,000

38,665

0.86

77,501

1.72

155,173

3.45

310,518

6.90

384 x 336

50,000

44,189

0.88

88,573

1.77

177,341

3.55

354,878

7.10

384 x 256

64,000

57,998

0.91

116,252

1.82

232,760

3.64

465,777

7.28

256 x 256

80,000

86,997

1.09

174,378

2.18

349,141

4.36

698,666

8.73

256 x 160

120,000

139,195

1.16

279,005

2.33

558,626

4.66

1,117,866

9.32

128 x 128

200,000

347,989

1.74

697,514

3.49

1,396,565

6.98

2,794,666

13.97

128 x 64

400,000

695,978

1.74

1,395,029

3.49

2,793,130

6.98

5,589,333

13.97

128 x 48

480,000

927,971

1.93

1,860,039

3.88

3,724,174

7.76

7,452,444

15.53

128 x 32

576,000

1,391,957

2.42

2,790,058

4.84

5,586,261

9.70

11,178,666

19.41

128 x 16

900,000

2,783,914

3.09

5,580,117

6.20

11,172,522

12.41

22,357,333

24.84

 

NOVA S6

Resolution

Frame Rate

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

(h x v pixels)

Max fps

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

1024 x 1024

6,400

5,437

0.85

10,898

1.70

21,821

3.41

43,666

6.82

1024 x 768

9,000

7,249

0.81

14,531

1.61

29,095

3.23

58,222

6.47

1024 x 576

12,000

9,666

0.81

19,375

1.61

38,793

3.23

77,629

6.47

896 x 512

15,000

12,428

0.83

24,911

1.66

49,877

3.33

99,809

6.65

640 x 480

20,000

18,559

0.93

37,200

1.86

74,483

3.72

149,048

7.45

512 x 480

24,000

23,199

0.97

46,500

1.94

93,104

3.88

186,311

7.76

512 x 384

30,000

28,999

0.97

58,126

1.94

116,380

3.88

232,888

7.76

384 x 336

40,000

44,189

1.10

88,573

2.21

177,341

4.43

354,878

8.87

384 x 256

50,000

57,998

1.16

116,252

2.33

232,760

4.66

465,777

9.32

256 x 256

64,000

86,997

1.36

174,378

2.72

349,141

5.46

698,666

10.92

256 x 160

96,000

139,195

1.55

279,005

3.10

558,626

6.21

1,117,866

12.42

256 x 128

125,000

173,994

1.39

348,757

2.79

698,282

5.59

1,397,333

11.18

128 x 96

200,000

463,985

2.32

930,019

4.65

1,862,087

9.31

3,726,222

18.63

128 x 48

400,000

927,971

2.32

1,860,039

4.65

3,724,174

9.31

7,452,444

18.63

128 x 32

500,000

1,391,957

2.78

2,790,058

5.58

5,586,261

11.17

11,178,666

22.36

128 x 16

800,000

2,783,914

3.48

5,580,117

6.98

11,172,522

13.97

22,357,333

27.95

64GB
1024x1024 @ 12,800fps
260ns
Toggle Fan On/Off
Gigabit Ethernet
12-bit
Yes
ISO
Global Electronic Shutter
20

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