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Ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity color camera with 300,000-pixel single CCD
Author(s): K. Kitamura; T. Arai; J. Yonai; T. Hayashida; H. Ohtake; T. Kurita; K. Tanioka; H. Maruyama; J. Namiki; T. Yanagi; T. Yoshida; H. van Kuijk; Jan T. Bosiers; T. Goji Etoh
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Paper Abstract

We have developed an ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity portable color camera with a new 300,000-pixel single CCD. The 300,000-pixel CCD, which has four times the number of pixels of our initial model, was developed by seamlessly joining two 150,000-pixel CCDs. A green-red-green-blue (GRGB) Bayer filter is used to realize a color camera with the single-chip CCD. The camera is capable of ultrahigh-speed video recording at up to 1,000,000 frames/sec, and small enough to be handheld. We also developed a technology for dividing the CCD output signal to enable parallel, highspeed readout and recording in external memory; this makes possible long, continuous shots up to 1,000 frames/second. As a result of an experiment, video footage was imaged at an athletics meet. Because of high-speed shooting, even detailed movements of athletes' muscles were captured. This camera can capture clear slow-motion videos, so it enables previously impossible live footage to be imaged for various TV broadcasting programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 62791L (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725213
Show Author Affiliations
K. Kitamura, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
T. Arai, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
J. Yonai, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
T. Hayashida, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
H. Ohtake, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
T. Kurita, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
K. Tanioka, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
H. Maruyama, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
J. Namiki, Hitachi Denshi Technosystem, Ltd. (Japan)
T. Yanagi, Hitachi Denshi Technosystem, Ltd. (Japan)
T. Yoshida, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. (Japan)
H. van Kuijk, DALSA Corp. (Netherlands)
Jan T. Bosiers, DALSA Corp. (Netherlands)
T. Goji Etoh, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6279:
27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Xun Hou; Wei Zhao; Baoli Yao, Editor(s)

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