Range Version hardware for Fastcam SA5 and SA2
Photron has introduced its Range Version (RV) hardware, which can extend the normal operating temperature range of its Fastcam SA5 and SA2 cameras.
The sealed-case design makes the camera models impervious to dirt, dust, and sand. Photron's RV option includes two serviceable external fans that direct cooling air over the sealed camera body; this keeps the operating temperature stable and makes the device suitable for high-speed imaging in harsh environments. With an optional DC battery pack and a remote keypad with a built-in LCD viewfinder, the Range Version high-speed camera systems are configured for outdoor or field operation.
The Fastcam SA5 camera provides up to 7,500fps at Megapixel resolution (1,024 x 1,000); it is capable of delivering more than one-million frames per second at reduced resolution. The standalone, one-piece imaging system has a 12-bit monochrome, 36-bit RGB colour sensor, which features 20µm square pixels, for high dynamic range and colour fidelity.
The SA2 model is a 12-bit, 4 Megapixel, CMOS camera that delivers up to 1,000fps at full pixel resolution (2,000 x 2,000), 1,080 HDTV resolution up to 2,000fps, with additional speeds and resolutions available. This system is available with either a PL lens or a B4 lens mount, and provides high colour fidelity, exceptional light sensitivity and crisp image quality, making it popular for slow-motion imaging in sports and entertainment broadcasting. Easy to operate and/or integrate into new or existing systems, the Range Version configuration is also suitable for aerospace, automotive testing, air bag development and testing, ballistics testing, and combustion testing.