High Speed Cameras

09 June 2016

Region: Headquarters

Crash test dummy set upHigh Speed Cameras - Your world in slow motion is a free event being hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London on 30 September 2016. 

High speed cameras have a long history and iX Cameras, which was formerly part of Olympus, is dedicated to the design, manufacture and supply of the i-SPEED range of high-speed digital imaging cameras. These are a highly specialized camera technology that allow scientific users to video fast moving events at extremely high frame rates and then play those videos back to analyse motion in great detail.  

Most people are familiar with high-speed video from watching sporting events, commercials and documentaries on television where the cameras are used to create spectacular looking slow-motion replay effects. The i-SPEED range includes the i-SPEED 7 Series which has the fastest through-put of any high-speed video camera available today at 26G pixels per second!

The presentation from Nick Paris, will explain, and show, the value of high-speed photography in a wide variety of different application areas. It will cover the importance of high-speed digital imaging in the impact testing of vehicles - from motor bikes, cars, and trucks to trains, the effectiveness of air bags and child seat safety testing.  Also will be covered is how similar imaging using scientific cameras is now becoming commonplace in the media and cinematography arenas. 

Crsash test dummy set upBriefly covered, due to security constraints, is how high-speed digital imaging is used by the military.  Details of how high-speed digital imaging has become an important tool in analysing high speed packaging machinery and processes such as automated welding will be explained.  An outline will also be given on how it is being used in research in areas such as Particle Image Velocimetry  (PIV) and even through microscopes with adapters. 

An explanation will be given on the reasons for different frame rates and how the images may be stored, manipulated and ultimately analysed.


12:00 to 13:45 – lunch (charge applies).

14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – lecture (free)

14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion

London, 2 Savoy Pl, London, WC2R 0BL. 
To register click here.
30 September 2016 - 14:00-15:30

Images © iX Cameras