Measurement & Analysis Camera Systems offer FASTCAM 1024 PCI, the first PC based mega pixel at 1,000 fps camera from Photron, which is ideal for high speed PIV and DIC applications. Utilising the same super sensitive CMOS sensor used in the Emmy award winning ultima APX and ultima APX-RS cameras, the FASTCAM 1024 PCI offers true 10 bit images all the way to a top speed in excess of 100,000 fps.
The compact camera head is ideal for use in tricky to locate or hazardous locations and is supplied with both C and F-mount lens adaptors. A single flexible cable sixteen feet (5 meters) long connects the camera head to the PCI card which resides in either a standard desktop PC or more portable PCI cradle connected to a laptop.
The FASTCAM 1024 PCI is available with several different memory options and all fitting snugly against the card to ensure never more than a single PCI slot is required per camera system.
Options currently available with the FASTCAM 1024 PCI include:
- Standard 2 Gigabyte (GB) for 1.54 second record time at 1,000 fps
- Enhanced 6GB for 4.61 seconds at 1,000 fps
- Expanded 12GB for 9.22 seconds at 1,000 fps (available Q1 2005)
- Maximum 24GB for 18.44 seconds at 1,000 fps (available Q1 2005)
Despite the compact packaging, the 1024 PCI offers better bang for the buck with many of the features normally only available with much more costly systems, such as memory partitioning, variable speed/aspect ratios and over exposure protection.