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640 x 480 pixel 500-frame-per-second RAM-based video camera
Author(s): John E. Tanner; Michael R. Emerling; Andrew J. Moore; Thormon O. Ellison; Richard A. Bredthauer
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Paper Abstract

We are demonstrating a high-speed video camera and recorder system that captures 8-bit image data at 500 frames per second and stores 500 frames of 640 x 480 pixel image data in solid-state digital memory. The base configuration contains 160 MBytes of dynamic RAM and can be expanded to 2.5 GBytes for 8000 frames of storage. The camcorder synthesizes an RS-170 output from the digital store. This standard video output can drive a monitor for viewing or drive a video cassette recorder for archiving the stored event. The camcorder is designed for enhancement to 2000 frames per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1757, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics, (19 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139139
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Tanner, Tanner Research, Inc. (United States)
Michael R. Emerling, Tanner Research, Inc. (United States)
Andrew J. Moore, Tanner Research, Inc. (United States)
Thormon O. Ellison, Materiel Test Directorate (United States)
Richard A. Bredthauer, Loral Fairchild Imaging Sensors, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1757:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics
Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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