Photron’s multi head Fastcam MH4, available from Measurement & Analysis Camera Systems , has four camera heads, each less than 1.5” square that can be connected to the compact DC processor to enable easy high speed imaging in the most difficult to access and hostile environments.
The Fastcam MH4 utilises an 8-bit monochrome/24-bit colour, 10µm pixel CMOS sensor that supplies excellent sensitivity throughout the cameras, 60 to 10,000 frame per second (fps) operating range with full 512 by 512 pixel resolution available from 60 to 2,000 fps. The standard built-in battery provides a full hour of ‘power-loss’ security, while the optional expansion battery pack enables umbilical-free complete camera operation and data retention for a full sixty minutes.
Three camera cable types (90º right, straight, 90º left) and two camera head connector configurations (rear or top mounted) and highly flexible camera cable greatly simplify mounting and positioning the tiny camera heads, especially when combined with the high-G tilting camera mount and compact NF style lenses (C-mount adaptor available).
The Fastcam MH4 is available with an expandable memory feature in addition to its 1 Gigabyte per camera (4 GB total for 4 seconds at 512 x 512 at 1,000 fps), which is standard, and is expandable to 2 gigabytes per camera head (8GB total = 8 seconds at 1K fps). This makes the Fastcam MH4 easily configured for just about any application requiring high-G, high performance imaging.
A simple to use keypad is supplied and, with the ‘live video’ (NTSC or PAL) output, removes the necessity of connecting a computer camera for setup or operation or for every small set up change. If a computer is to be used, the Gigabyte Ethernet connection makes this, and image download very easy and fast.