The human eye cannot see faster than 1/10 second. Even at 5 events per second, it is difficult to follow what is happening.
Slow motion/high-speed cameras can help you to:
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How high-speed cameras work
There are two kinds of high-speed camera
1. Records on to internal high-speed endless buffer memory - up to 2 million frames per second.
Benefit - higher frame rates and resolution and endless record buffer 2 to 50 or 100 seconds.
always has the last 2 to 50 seconds in memory when you stop recording.
Negative - Buffer memory expensive, and record buffer time limited by the amount of memory.
2. Streams to SD card or to computer RAM or HDD - up to 3000 fps at much lower resolutions
Benefit - long record times depending on free HDD space.
Negative - low frame rates and resolutions and finding your data among hours of recording!
Unless colour is essential to your analysis, a monochrome camera is usually recommended.
Applications - see Sample Videos.
Manufacturing and Printing
High-speed digital cameras now provide for inexpensive troubleshooting of manufacturing machinery and printing processes. Our cameras permit quick, accurate diagnostics and adjustment of equipment, and are able to monitor intermittent trouble spots, continually storing recent images in a solid-state memory buffer. When an incident occurs, the unit can be stopped manually by an operator, or by an external trigger (contact closure or TTL). Automatic download software is also available
Mining and Explosives
High-speed cameras can be mounted up to 2 kilometres back from a blast site or close in, enclosed in a safe housing, or can view an explosion through a sacrificial mirror. Detonator timings can be checked, as well as movement of the ore face, and the velocity of stemming ejections can be calculated.
Athletes and coaches can perform detailed analysis of running style, kicking, throwing, bowling, golf swing, tennis strokes, tumble turns, et cetera. An image of the athlete’s style can be compared, side-by-side with that of an exemplary champion. For biomechanics research, camera images can be locked to simultaneous data input devices such as force plates.
Research can range from improving MIG welding or burning metals in several atmospheres of oxygen, to viewing the behaviour of blood corpuscles in an artificial heart pump; or studying the way crabs walk, or birds and insects fly. Many new areas of research open up when you can observe what is happening at high speeds. Displacement and velocity can be accurately measured, and it is also possible to observe what happens in the dark by using an infra-red strobe light.
Video Clips - see Sample Videos on Toolbar, above