Photron high speed camera offers portability and ruggedness

Photron, Inc., a global high speed imaging systems and image analysis software supplier, announces the new Fastcam MC1, high speed camera designed specifically for production line fault-finding and process control.  The small (35mm cubed, less than 1.5-inch) remote head camera delivers 2000 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and up to 10,000 fps at reduced resolution.  The compact and robust camera housing enables easy installation into any difficult-to-reach location, making it ideal for slow motion trouble-shooting on the production line.
 
The Fastcam MC1 uses the same tiny, ruggedized camera head as Photron’s Fastcam MH-4 high speed imager, which is designed to withstand up to 100 G’s in the harsh, automotive crash test environment. The head connects to a compact processor unit via a very flexible, shielded seven meter (23 feet) camera cable, allowing for easy placement of the small imager into confined spaces. 
 
Two memory options provide for either 2-seconds (1GB) or 4-seconds (2 GB) of record time at full 2000 fps resolution and 8-seconds (1GB) or 16-seconds (2GB) at 500 fps. Four user-set buttons on the front panel enable users to change their choice of camera parameters with only a display monitor connected to the processor’s BNC video-out connector.  For more complicated set ups, Photron’s new Fastcam MC-1 is available with an optional remote keypad with a built-in 5 inch LCD via the RS-422 connector.  Photron’s award-winning Photron Fastcam Viewer (PFV) software, included, can also be used via the supplied Gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E) connector for quick and easy remote control and image download.
 
For machine vision applications, the high speed remote head camera is conveniently fitted with a C-mount lens adaptor.  Power supply is 24V DC, though an AC power supply is provided.
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