Shimadzu HPV-X2 Ultra high-speed camera
up to 10 million fps with 6x the sensitivity of conventional video cameras
Shimadzu HPV-X2 & power supply
A Driving Force Behind Science & Technology
Science and engineering have made dramatic progress thanks to visualization technology. Examples of visualization technology include the invention of microscopes, capable of enlarged observations of phenomena occurring in the microscopic domain, X-ray inspection systems, which enable the observation of images utilizing light at imperceptible wavelengths, and infrared cameras capable of recording thermal radiation (light wavelengths up to 14,000 nanometers), all invisible to the human eye,
Our eyes are incapable of capturing phenomena occurring at times shorter than 50 to 100 microseconds. As a result, high-speed video cameras are necessary in order to record phenomena occurring at intervals that cannot be seen with the human eye. The video can be replayed at a slower rate to visualize the high-speed phenomena. The Shimadzu HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video camera is the industry standard tool for visualizing ultra high-speed domains in a variety of fields, such as academics, aerospace, automotive, electronics, government, industrial, materials testing, military, medical, scientific. sports, technology, and others.
Featuring the FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor
Burst Method Enables Ultra High-Speed Recording
Image storage memory is located outside the image sensor on typical high-speed video cameras. The number of signal output taps are extremely small compared to the number of pixels. Video signal transfer from pixels to memory is a sequential, serial process and ultra high-speed recording of more than 1 million frames per second can’t be achieved.
Shimadzu’s FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor has been engineered to match the number of on-board memory to frames recorded. Video signal transfer from pixels to memory is a seamless, parallel transfer, making it possible for ultra high-speed video recording up to 10 million frames per second and high-resolution video recording up to 5 million frames per second.
Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor Based on CMOS Technology
Memory is positioned next to pixels on conventional, CCD burst image sensors. Problems with signal leakage from pixels to memory usually produce poor quality images. Shimadzu’s FTCMOS burst image sensor utilizes CMOS technology, spatially separating pixels and memory, achieving superior, high quality images without signal leaks.
Note: FTCMOS and FTCMOS2 sensors were developed through collaborative research with Prof. Shigetoshi Sugawa of Tohoku University. Patents: 04931160, 04844853 & 04844854
Six Times Conventional Sensitivity with Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio
High-Speed Synchronized Recording Using Two HPV-X2 Cameras
Perform accurate synchronized recording using two HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video cameras at frame rates up to 10 million frames per second for invaluable visualization for 3D and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) applications.