Vision Research, Wayne, NJ, has introduced an upgraded version of the Phantom® V7.3 digital high-speed camera that allows users to capture 500,000 pictures per second. The camera has two operating modes. In standard mode, users can capture images between 6,700 frames per second (fps) and 190,000 fps, and can adjust exposure programmable to 1/framerate. In turbo mode, the camera acquires images up to 500,000 fps at a resolution of 32×16 and with a fixed 1-microsecond exposure time. Users can switch between modes by using Phantom software that comes with the camera. Other features includue standard 8-bit image depth, with 14-bit image depth optional; 4800 ISO/ASA monochrome or 1200 ISO/ASA color sensitivity equivalency; global on-chip shuttering to 1 microsecond; auto exposure control; up to 16 GB DRAM, and 24 GB non-volatile flash memory; continuous video output; and Gigabit Ethernet or RS-232 control.

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This article first appeared in the September, 2007 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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