High-Speed Imaging System
- Created: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
The FASTCAM SA-Z imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) features 21,000 frames per second at megapixel resolution. The new SA-Z CMOS sensor provides over 2,000,000 frames per second (fps) at reduced resolution. The enhanced global electronic shutter operates from 1-millisecond (standard) down to 159 nanoseconds (export restrictions apply).
The FASTCAM SA-Z offers 12-bit pixel depth (analog-to-digital converters, or ADC). Applying the ISO 12232 Ssat standard, the light sensitivity measurements are ISO 25,000 for monochrome and 10,000 for color. The FASTCAM SA-Z system includes PFV camera control/replay/ editing software, which can also be used to rotate the image back, in real time.
The SA-Z high speed camera also has two SD card slots and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to enable image transfer/off load. The device includes four onboard memory options: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.