High-Speed Video Camera HPV-2

Shimadzu Corporation's High-Speed Video Camera HyperVision HPV-2 offers world-class ultra-high-speed video recording of up to one million frames per second. 
The HPV-2 permits recording of ultra-high-speed phenomena not previously possible in a wide variety of fields that require high-speed image capture, such as materials failure, fluid dynamics, combustion, and sports science.
 
 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

1. Ultra-high-speed recording of up to one million frames per second.

This newly developed IS-CCD*1 achieves ultra-fast recording speeds of up to one million fps. 
*1 The IS-CCD is Shimadzu's unique CCD with image storage incorporated into the sensor chip to permit high-speed image recording. 
* Patent US 6972795, US 7176972, EP/NL/GB/FR 1278246, DE 60104000.7 
This product's IS-CCD image sensor was jointly developed in collaboration with Kinki University's Professor Takeharu Etoh.

2. Ultra-high-speed and high spatial resolution

With a conventional high-speed video camera, the spatial resolution drops off as the recording speed is increased. However, the HPV-2 spatial resolution does not deteriorate at high frame rates. It maintains excellent 312 x 260-pixel resolution at all recording speeds to permit detailed analysis of high-speed phenomena.

3. HPV-2 can capture a wide range of high-speed phenomena with the high sensitivity CCD.

A highly sensitive image sensor is essential to capture ultra-high-speed images using extremely short exposure times. The IS-CCD incorporates a high-sensitivity design that expands the light sensitive area per pixel to handle recording of a variety of high-speed phenomena.

4. Easy-to-use, multifunction software

Dedicated software in the control unit allows recording to start immediately after performing a few simple settings. Recorded images can be saved in general image formats such as AVI, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and 16-bit TIFF.

Specifications

Recording method IS-CCD image sensor
Resolution 312 (horizontal) x 260 (vertical) pixels
Frame storage 100 frames
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Color, Gradations Monochrome, 10 bits1)
Recording speed 30 fps to 1,000,000 fps
Exposure time 1/2,1/4,1/8, or OFF(3/4) of recording intervals (1/2, 1/4, and OFF only for exposure times of 1µs)2)
External trigger input TTL (positive/negative), switch closure
Trigger mode Set trigger point at any desired frame
Recording format 10-bit dedicated format, BMP, AVI, JPEG, TIFF (16-bit format supported)
Synchronous Recording Synchronous recording with up to 4 units
  1) 10 bit is used to identify the data format, however data precision is not guaranteed.

2) These exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure ratios for all photographic speeds.

 

 

Specifications

Camera Head

Lens mount Nikon F mount
Image sensor IS-CCD image sensor
Resolution 312 (horizontal) x 260 (vertical) pixels
Color, Gradations monochrome, 10 bits 1)
Recording interval 1 µs, 2 µs, 4 µs, 8 µs, 16 µs, 32 µs, 64 µs, 125 µs, 250 µs, 500 µs, 1 ms, 2 ms, 4 ms, 8 ms, 16 ms, 33 ms
Recording speed 2) 1 Mfps, 500 kfps, 250 kfps, 125 kfps, 63 kfps, 31 kfps, 16 kfps, 8 kfps, 4 kfps, 2 kfps, 1 kfps, 500 fps, 250 fps, 125 fps, 63 fps, 30 fps
Frame rate 100 frames
Exposure time 1/2,1/4,1/8, or OFF (3/4) of recording intervals (1/2, 1/4, and OFF only for exposure times of 1 µs) 3)
External trigger input TTL level (5 V, positive or negative)
Switch closure (normally open)
Synchronous Recording Synchronous recording with up to 4 units
Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
External Monitor Output NTSC output, or PAL output, selected at time of shipment
Optional Output Special brightness control signal output, special trigger unit control output
Clock Output TTL level (5 V)
Recording Mode Normal Recording (external, internal trigger), programmed recording, continuous trigger, test exposure
Trigger Point Settings Trigger point configurable from any frame
Data Memory Format 10-bit dedicated format, BMP, AVI, JPEG, TIFF (16-bit format supported)

Required Specifications for Control PC

OS Windows Vista Business Edition 32bit 4)
CPU Intel Core™2 Duo (1.8 GHz) or faster™
RAM 2 GB or more
HDD 60 GB or more
Screen Size 13.3 inch WXGA (1280 x 800) or better
Interface USB 2.0 5)
External Recording Device DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW drive
Other Peripherals Mouse or other pointing device

Power Unit

Power Ratings 100V to 120V / 220V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 150 VA

Environmental Conditions

Operational temperature range 5°C to 40°C
Operational humidity range 35% RH to 75% RH, with no condensation

Size, Weight

Camera head 140 mm (W) x 145 mm (H) x 360 mm (D), approx. 5.3 kg

[140 mm (W) x 175 mm (H) x 360 mm (D), including handle]
Power Unit 150 mm (W) x 124 mm (H) x 336 mm (D) approx. 3.2 kg
Interface Cable Length Approx. 5m (The cable length accommodates the optional unit.)

Others

Standard Ratings CE Class B compatible
1) 10 bit is used to identify the data format, however data precision is not guaranteed.
2) The recording speed is a reference value.
3) These exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure ratios for all photographic speeds.
4)Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation in the US and other countries.
5)Does not guarantee operation of all types of connectable devices.

The IS-CCD used in this product will contain certain defective pixels, however this does not mean the product is defective or damaged. Also, depending on the photographic conditions used, (lighting, etc) image coarseness, blur or extreme lightness/darkness may occur. These are due to the characteristics of the IS-CCD and do not mean the product is defective or damaged.

 

 

 

Images taken with the High-Speed Video Camera HPV-2 are displayed below.
Some of these are MPEG format animation files.

 

 

Sample Images

Some images taken with the HPV-2 High-Speed Video Camera are presented below. Some of them can be downloaded as videos in MPEG file format. Features Specifications <b>Ultra-fast, 1,000,000 fps Recording Speed</b> Bullet in flight and explosion of detonator (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) Bullet passes as detonator explodes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Appearance and disappearance of laser cavitation in a microreactor (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) Cavitation caused by pulsed laser in 200 μm triangular microreactor.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Jet from chemical printer (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) Droplet emitted from 55 μm nozzle

 

 
 
 
 
 
Shock wave propagation (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) Shockwave from an explosion reflects off a wall.

 

 

Synchronous Recording of High-Speed Flying Object

Synchronous recording of plastic pellet (speed approx. 50 m/s) penetrating a plastic film viewed from different recording directions. Synchronous recording of situation before and after penetration achieves multi-directional phenomena analysis that is unavailable when recording from a single direction. (Recording speed: 125,000 fps)

Ballistic Impact

 
 
 
 
 
 

Penetration side

 
 
 
 
 

Capturing Inkjets

Inkjet from a printer (Recording speed: 250,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 

Satellite droplet impact (Recording speed: 250,000 fps)

 
 
 
 

Inkjet droplet impact on glass sheet (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps) (Images provided by MICROJET Corporation)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Capturing Shock Waves

Shock Wave

Shock wave from a high-speed flying object (Recording speed: 250,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 

Shock wave from an explosive exploding underwater (Recording speed: 1,000,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Capturing Sprays

Water spray 1 (Recording speed: 500,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Water spray 3 (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)

Water spray 3 (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 

Combination with testing machine

High-speed tensile testing of CFRP (Recording speed: 250,000 fps) (Images provided by Akita Research and Development Center Industrial Technology Center)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

High-speed tensile testing of steel sheet (Recording speed: 200,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Concrete compression test (Recording speed: 10,000 fps)

Concrete compression test (Recording speed: 10,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Ultra high-speed and high spatial resolution

Images of a bursting balloon containing water (Recording speed: 8000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Images of a bursting balloon containing water (Recording speed: 125,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Beating a drum (Recording speed: 16,000 fps)

Beating a drum (Recording speed: 16,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Golf ball impact (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)

Golf ball impact (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)

 
 
 
 
 
Electrical discharge (Recording speed: 100,000 fps)

Electrical discharge (Recording speed: 100,000 fps), Schlieren Photography (Images provided by Prof. Higaki, Ashikaga Institute of Technology)

High-speed projectile (Recording speed: 100,000 fps) (Images provided by Prof. Arai, Hosei University)

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-Speed Video Camera HPV-1 Selected for US R&D 100

 

The R&D 100 awards are held and hosted by the technology information magazine "R&D" in the United States. Every year, 100 products considered technologically important and commercialized around the world in the previous year are selected in this awards competition. In 2006, the Shimadzu high-speed video camera HPV-1 was selected to receive the award. 
This product was developed by Shimadzu jointly with Professor Takeharu Eto, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kinki University. It was rated highly as a revolutionary high-speed video camera capable of taking continuous images at an ultra-high recording speed of one million frames per second without any deterioration in image quality.
* The CHIP-1000 Chemical Printer and High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer LCMS-IT-TOF were selected for the R&D 100 award in 2004 and 2005, respectively, which meant that Shimadzu products received the awards three years on the run.
 
 

NEWS / EVENT

March 26, 2018

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