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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 5,461 0.43 10,922 0.85 21,844 1.71 43,688 3.41
1024 x 768 18,000 7,278 0.4 14,556 0.81 29,112 1.62 58,224 3.23
1024 x 576 24,000 9,704 0.4 19,408 0.81 38,817 1.62 77,633 3.23
768 x 512 32,000 14,556 0.45 29,112 0.91 58,225 1.82 116,449 3.64
640 x 480 40,000 18,632 0.47 37,264 0.93 74,528 1.86 149,055 3.73
640 x 256 64,000 34,935 0.55 69,870 1.09 139,740 2.18 279,479 4.36
512 x 512 40,000 21,834 0.55 43,669 1.09 87,337 2.18 174,674 4.36
512 x 384 50,000 29,112 0.58 58,225 1.16 116,450 2.33 232,899 4.66
384 x 384 64,000 38,817 0.61 77,633 1.21 155,266 2.43 310,532 4.85
384 x 256 90,000 58,225 0.65 116,450 1.29 232,900 2.59 465,799 5.18
256 x 256 115,200 87,337 0.76 174,675 1.52 349,349 3.03 698,698 6.07
256 x 128 225,000 174,675 0.78 349,349 1.55 698,699 3.11 1,397,397 6.21
128 x 96 320,000 465,799 1.46 931,598 2.91 1,863,196 5.82 3,726,392 11.64
128 x 64 500,000 698,699 1.4 1,397,397 2.79 2,794,795 5.59 5,589,589 11.17
128 x 32 750,000 1,397,397 1.86 2,794,795 3.73 5,589,589 7.45 11,179,178 14.9
128 x 16 1,000,000 2,794,795 2.79 5,589,589 5.59 11,179,179 11.18 22,358,357 22.35
64GB
1024x1024 @ 12,800fps
260ns
Toggle Fan On/Off
Gigabit Ethernet
12-bit
Yes
ISO
Global Electronic Shutter
20

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