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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:19 AM

I just saw that:

The WeissCam HS-1 High-Speed Digital Camera...


http://www.pstechnik...en/weisscam.php


Anybody from germany has any info?


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#2 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:33 PM

I just saw that:

The WeissCam HS-1 High-Speed Digital Camera...


http://www.pstechnik...en/weisscam.php


Anybody from germany has any info?


Erwin


There is one unit here in Denmark. Rental is $2500 a day, operator included (Mandatory)
Sensitivity is 160 ASA, so you need a lot of light.
There is a PL mount, but even at full frame (1280x1024) the image area is only 15x12mm , and therefore has a "cropfactor" when compared to 35mm.
The max framerate is 950 FPS in 720p (cropped) , 650 FPS in 1280x1024 or 1130 FPS in SD (Cropped)

The system consists of a camera head and a base unit (computer), they are connected using a fibrechannel cable. The camera head has 4GB of high speed footage ram which equals 3,5 sec recording time in 1280x720 at 950 fps or 11,0 sec recording time in 720x576 at 1.130 fps.
When you have made a shot it can be previewed on the base unit, by streaming from the head.
If you want to save the shot you then download from the head to the baseunit at full res. This takes a while 10-15 min.
When done you overwrite the RAM by mking a new recording.

You frame using a normal B/W videofinder.

Dynamic range is limited because of the used highspeed CMOS bayer imager. but with controlled lighting it looks pretty stunning.

You can program ramps using a built in jog controller, and the camera will keep the same shutter opening time for equal exposure throughout the ramp.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:02 PM

So in SD we can have:

Up to 1.150 fps 720 x 576 pixel SD PAL (4:3)

very nice :D
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#4 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 05:52 AM

So in SD we can have:

Up to 1.150 fps 720 x 576 pixel SD PAL (4:3)

very nice :D


yes, although the sensor area is only about 9mmx7mm then. But for closeups and packshots it looks stunning. I have seen some debayer artefacts in some of the samples.
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