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Vision Research Intros New Phantom Ultra High-Speed Camera

Camera performance up to full 4 MP 2,048 x 1,952 resolution and 64 dB dynamic range

WAYNE, N.J. — The digital high-speed imaging system manufacturer Vision Research introduced the Phantom v1840 ultra high-speed camera family. The v1840 provides the high image quality at 18 Gpps as the Phantom v2640, which was released in February.

Together with the v2640, the v1840 camera offers the lowest noise floor of any Phantom camera and has a high 64 dB dynamic range to provide high image quality at full 4 MP 2,048 x 1,952 resolution.

“The v2640, with up to 6,600 fps at full 4 MP resolution, has been very popular since its February 2018 introduction,” said Doreen Clark, Vision Research product manager. “We are excited to introduce the Phantom v1840, which achieves up to 4,510 fps at full resolution, for even a broader range of applications.”

[Read: Vision Research Debuts Phantom Flex4K-GS Camera]

The Phantom v1840 utilizes a custom CMOS 4 MP sensor to capture 12-bit images at a speed of 4,510 fps at full resolution and 8,570 fps at 1920 x 1080.

To provide users in research applications with the ultimate flexibility, the v1840 comes equipped with five operating modes. These include standard mode; high-speed mode, with 34% more throughput; binning in both standard and HS mode for higher sensitivity and frame rates; and now Bright Field mode for exceptionally bright, or shot-noise limited, backgrounds.

In Bright Field mode, the full well is significantly larger, increasing the maximum attainable signal-to-noise ratio. A higher SNR produces a cleaner image, especially in bright background applications, such as daylight sky or LED back-lit applications, the company said.

The Phantom v1840 integrates 72, 144 or 288 GB of memory that can be further segmented into 63 partitions for multiple, shorter cines. The camera also is compatible with Phantom CineMag IV 1 or 2 TB nonvolatile memory, which can save 288 GB of data in under five minutes.

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