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A High Speed Ccd Video Camera
Author(s): R. Germer
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Paper Abstract

The idea of a new high speed CCD-camera which was presented on the 17th ICHSPP1 is now realized and the system is avalaible on the market. In the present paper we show first experiments which demonstrate the impressive picture quality. The high speed video camera uses a frame transfer sensor. The sensing and the storage area on the chip is divided in such a way, that we get a smaller sensing area and a larger storage area. Then it is possible to take more than one picture in the time of 40ms, which is the standard read out time of TV-sensors for a frame. At present the spatial resolution of a 576 pixel CCD is 420 lines horizontally, the number of lines of a frame is reduced to 576/n depending on the number n of pictures in a high speed sequence taken in 40ms. The high speed camera offers the possibilities to use periodic steps between the frames or nonperiodic. Moving of pictures on the sensor itself can be done very fast, at present the speed limit is 15Ons/line. The pictures of the high speed video camera show an expected high sensitivity, resolution and good separation of single frames in the high speed mode. The output signal of the camera has the normal video standard. This makes it possible to use inexpensive videorecorders to store the pictures and standard TV-monitors and video printers for display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969200
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R. Germer, Institut fur Technische Physik (West Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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