CMOS digital camera reaches 1.4 million frames per second

Vision Research has unveiled the Phantom v710, the latest addition to the company's v-Series of advanced digital high-speed cameras. The Phantom v710 offers an unrivaled throughput of more than 7 gigapixels/s, which allows the camera to record at 7530 frames/s at its maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. At reduced resolutions, the camera can reach 1.4 million frames/s.

Vision Research has unveiled the Phantom v710, the latest addition to the company's v-Series of advanced digital high-speed cameras. The Phantom v710 offers an unrivaled throughput of more than 7 gigapixels/s, which allows the camera to record at 7,530 frames/s at its maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. At reduced resolutions, the camera can reach 1.4 million frames/s. The camera is ideally suited for use in a variety of industries for which high-speed and high-resolution imagery is critical, including industrial and R&D applications, military and ballistics testing, PIV, as well as ultra-slow-motion replays for 720-pixel high-definition professional sports broadcasts. The camera offers numerous high-performance features, including an internal mechanical shutter that gives users the ability to perform a session-specific black reference, also known as a CSR, without having to manually cover the lens.
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Vision Research Bolsters Advanced Phantom v-Series New Digital High-Speed Camera

New Phantom v710 Reaches 1.4 Million Frames-Per-Second Mark, Capturing World's Fastest CMOS Digital Camera Title

On track for a record year of new product introductions in 2009, Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of high‑speed digital imaging systems, today unveiled the Phantom® v710 -- the latest addition to the company's renowned v-Series of advanced digital high-speed cameras.

The new flagship model of the company's industry-leading v‑Series, the Phantom v710 is the world's fastest CMOS-based digital camera, with a maximum recording speed of 1.4 million frames‑per-second (fps). With a competitive pricing structure, the new Phantom v210 serves as the entry-point into the Vision Research v‑Series, giving industries the ability to utilize high-speed video to maintain a competitive edge, despite existing budget challenges.

The Phantom v710
The Phantom v710 offers an unrivaled throughput of over seven gigapixels‑per‑second, which allows the camera to record at 7,530 fps at its maximum resolution of 1280x800. At reduced resolutions, the Phantom v710 can reach the 1.4 million fps mark, making the new v-Series flagship the world's fastest CMOS-based digital high-speed camera. The new Phantom v710 is ideally suited for use in a variety of industries for which high-speed and high-resolution imagery is critical, including industrial and R&D applications, military and ballistics testing, PIV, as well as ultra-slow motion replays for 720p high-definition professional sports broadcasts.

Additional high‑performance features include: breakthrough sensitivity: increased peak quantum efficiency and reduction in noise-equivalent power; active pixel size of 20 microns; submicrosecond shuttering: down to 300 nanoseconds, programmable in 18 nanosecond increments; high-resolution timing: better than 20 nanosecond resolution; precise frame synchronization: BNC cable provides synchronization signal and increased signal integrity; range Data input; 500 nanosecond straddle time and no image lag: ideal for particle image velocimetry (PIV) applications.

In addition to blazing speed, the Phantom v710 offers a full suite of user‑convenience features, which further elevate the versatility of the new v-Series digital high-speed camera. Building on the architecture of the award-winning v12.1, the world's first CMOS-based digital camera to break the one million fps mark, the v710 features an internal mechanical shutter as well as Vision Research's Versatile Dual HD‑SDI outputs.

The Phantom v710's internal mechanical shutter gives users the ability to perform a session-specific black reference, also known as a CSR, without having to manually cover the lens. Performing a CSR gives users the ability to calibrate their camera's CMOS sensor, setting all pixels to pure black-- an important step in ensuring the highest-performance and most accurate image possible.

Additional information and detailed specifications for the Vision Research Phantom v710 and v210 can be found at www.visionresearch.com

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