Photron | FASTCAM MC2.1

Photron FASTCAM MC2.1
The FASTCAM MC2 is an affordable high speed camera specifically designed to provide production line engineers with the tools they need to be able to quickly locate and fix costly faults on the production line. Its twin camera heads and tiny (35mm or 1.5" cubed) and very light sensitive and are conn ...Read more
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The FASTCAM MC2 is an affordable high speed camera specifically designed to provide production line engineers with the tools they need to be able to quickly locate and fix costly faults on the production line.

Its twin camera heads and tiny (35mm or 1.5" cubed) and very light sensitive and are connected to the processor via 7m (23 foot) flexible cables to enable the FASTCAM MC2 to be easily mounted on and around trouble hot spots, and does not require bulky rigging or an employee permanently standing by to hold the camera. When a fault occurs, a signal can be sent via the TTL or switch closure connector on the front panel to trigger the cameras to make a high speed recording that shows exactly what caused the blockage, jam or other common but troublesome problem.

Recording at speeds as fast as 10,000 frames, or pictures, per second, the FASTCAM MC2 provides the tools required to find and fix problems, improve line efficiency, and so provide you a fast ROI. Both color or monochrome version camera heads are available. Small and lightweight camera heads can either be a small cube or a pencil camera. Gigabit Ethernet, or the optional RS-422 remote control keypad with built in 5" LCD display, make setting up the camera and downloading recorded high speed videos easy and intuitive.

The FASTCAM MC2 is a powerful tool, especially given the pressure of maintaining optimum line speeds and efficiency in today's ever more competitive world.

Available in three models:

  • Model 500: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 500 frames per second
  • Model 2k: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 2000 frames per second
  • Model 10k: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 2000 frames per second and up to 10,000 frames per second at reduced image resolution

 

Available with two memory options: 1GB or 2GB

Target applications include:

  • Materials research
  • Aerospace
  • PIV
  • Microscopy Imaging
  • Crash Testing

Specifications

2GB
512x512 @ 2,000fps
10,000fps
6us
Single or Dual Head
1000Base-T
8-bit
Yes
2GB: 8,188 frames at full resolution
Global Electronic Shutter
    • Two small and lightweight camera head types:
    • Cube Cam: 35mm (1.38") x 35mm (1.38") x 33.3 mm (1.31")
      Pencil Cam: 23mm (0.91") x 23.2mm (0.91") x 77.1mm (3.04")
    • 2,000 fps (frames per second) recording rate at full image resolution
    • Rugged design for use in industrial environments. Remote camera head with 7 meter cable allows positioning in difficult to access locations
    • Three model options (monochrome or color):
    • Model 500: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 500 fps
      Model 2K: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 2,000 fps
      Model 10K: 512 x 512 pixel resolution at frame rates up to 2,000 fps and frame rates up to 10,000 fps with reduced image resolution
  • 1GB (4 seconds recording time at 1,000 fps) or 2GB (8 seconds recording time at 1,000 fps) memory
  • Gigabit Ethernet control via Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software
  • Optional handheld remote controller with integrated 5” LCD monitor for simple control of all functions and viewing of live and recorded images
  • High speed video can be synchronized with external analog data from load cells or accelerometers with optional DAQ
PHOTRON | FASTCAM MC2.1
FRAMERATE (FPS) MAXIMUM RESOLUTION RECORDING TIME RECORDED FRAMES
Horizontal Vertical 1GB 2GB 1GB 2GB
250 512 512 16.37 32.75 4,092 8,188
500 512 512 8.18 16.38 4,092 8,188
1,000 512 512 4.09 8.19 4,092 8,188
2,000 512 512 2.05 4.09 4,092 8,188
3,000 512 352 1.98 3.97 5,952 11,909
4,000 512 256 2.05 4.09 8,184 16,376
8,000 512 128 2.05 4.09 16,368 32,752
10,000 512 96 2.18 4.37 21,824 43,669

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