MotionBlitz LTR1 portable
11 April 2011
Mikrotron has released the MotionBlitz LTR1 portable (Long Term Recording), a mobile, easy-to-use, complete high-speed video system with long-term recording capability.
Possible applications include the observation of the behaviour of turbulence in fluids and gases, of fine dust in vacuum, observations in medical diagnostics, and motion studies in sports. Mobile long-term high-speed recordings are also required for optimising industrial fabrication and quality control processes.
The system provides high-speed recordings from minutes to hours in duration. The PC is integrated into a robust housing and has a Windows 7 64-bit operating system, fast hard drive storage, Mikrotron's MotionBlitz Director2 operating software, and the high-performance Full Camera Link frame grabber interface. The compact (63 x 63 x 47mm) light-sensitive camera from the EoSens series can handle video recordings of up to 110 minutes at a full image resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels and 506fps. It is possible to extend the recording period by a factor of four by reducing the amount of data. The integrated ROI function (Region of Interest) – with variable layout of the image field in terms of position, resolution, and speed – offers recording frequencies of up to 35,000fps.
The high light-sensitivity of 2,500 ASA monochrome or 2,000 ASA for RGB colour meets complex requirements and minimises the need for lighting. The optionally engaged non-linear dynamic adaptation can extract very precise image details even under extreme lighting conditions. The Full Camera Link interface, with data transmission rates of up to 680MB/s, stores images from the camera in real time to the PC's ring memory hard drive system (1.6TB). Images can be stored in BMP, AVI, TIF, DNG, JPG, PNG, and REC (Mikrotron's own RAW) formats.
The Director2 operating software is a particularly easy-to-use operating interface with a whole series of convenient functions. The ImageBlitz intelligent trigger systems records the important time period before and after the trigger signal.
The LTR1 portable is available as a ready-to-operate complete system, together with one of the compact 1.3 Megapixel high-speed CMOS digital cameras of the EoSens series, Full Camera Link frame grabber, Camera Link cable, and operating software. If desired, the system is now also available with a 3 Megapixel camera.