High-speed videography

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High-speed videography

High-speed videography

It is used for recording and vizualization of fast-moving processes that cannot be seen with the naked eye. High-speed video cameras are widely used for:

High-speed camera Fastec HiSpec 1
  • Scientific-research programs: registration and video record of fast-moving processes, e.g., hydrodynamics tests.
  • Arms industry and firing grounds: test weapons and protection, ballistics, blast slow motion picturing. Related videos of bullet impacting metal objects can be found here.
  • Aviation and space: high-speed filming of gas turbine engines, missile's launches, aerodynamics, testing aircraft seats.
  • Setup and diagnostics of high-speed production lines, troubleshooting: packaging, cigarette manufacturing, plastic bottles, etc.
  • Automobile industry: car crash and airbags tests.
  • Sports and Medicine: biomechanics, athlete's movement analysis.
  • TV and movie industry: special effects, advertising, sports competitions.

Russian High speed camcorders

Camera Fastec HiSpec 1

To promote the activity of SPBPU as national research university high speed camera Fastec HiSpec 1 was bought in 2010 by Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. It allows to obtain an image at up to 506 frames per second at a resolution of 1280 x 1024. This camcorder has a high sensitivity (color photography to ISO 1600).

Examples of shooting modes:

  • 506 f/s — 1280 х 1024
  • 1008 f/s — 1280 х 512
  • 2312 f/s — 480 х 480
  • 112183 f/s — 144 х 2

Full camera features can be found on the website of our partner company "Седатэк"

Optional equipment

In spite of the fact that high speed camera is very difficult electronic device, it is useless without correctly selected objective lenses. Set of three lenses was bought for our camcorder and uses for different shooting conditions:

  • Lens Navitar DO-1795, 1”, F/0.95, 17 mm with manual focus and iris;
  • Lens Navitar DO-2595, 1”, F/0.95, 25 mm with manual focus and iris;
  • Lens DO-5095, 1”, F/0.95, 50 mm with manual focus and iris.

Lighting equipment and other accessories for the high-speed video recording studio was supplied in 2011.

  • Camera light Dedolight Fillini.
  • Complete of mobile light Dedolight SPS3.
  • Shooting table ST 1020A.
  • Diffuser for shooting table SP-0615T.
  • Studio Background folding Raylab white 100x150cm.
  • Studio Background folding Raylab black 100x150cm.
  • Studio racks Manfrotto.