HIGH RESOLUTION AND HIGH FRAME RATE
The Flare™ series is a family of high-throughput video cameras featuring high-resolution and high frame rate image sensors and a reliable CoaXPress industrial video interface. Available CMOS image sensors include the CMV12000 12.6MP sensor and the CMV50000 47.5MP sensor. All sensors use global shutter technology, with high-sensitivity and low-noise pixel designs. Monochrome nad color models are available to suit a variety of applications in industrial and scientific imaging, high speed motion analysis, wide area observation, as well as virtual reality and special effects.
GLOBAL OR ROLLING SHUTTER SENSORS
The CMOS image sensors used in the Flare camera series feature global shutter capability. Global shutter means all pixels across the sensor capture light during the same period of time. In contrast, sensors which use a rolling shutter technique will stagger the start of exposure throughout the rows of the image. This leads to motion artifacts in fast-moving scenes, as well as uneven frame illumination if bright flashes occur partway through the exposure period.
HIGH SPEED DIGITAL VIDEO OUTPUTS
With sensors producing hundreds if not thousands of megabytes of video data per second, systems using the Flare series cameras need a way of accessing this stream of information. As such, these cameras are designed with CoaXPress digital video outputs, which are standardized and well-established. System designers have a wide variety of CoaXPress infrastructure parts to choose from, including PC frame grabber cards, cables, fiber-optic range extenders, and of course uncompressed solid-state video recording systems such as the DVR Express Core 2.
LOW POWER, LOW HEAT, LOW NOISE
The Flare cameras are designed with premium image quality in mind. One of the factors that impacts image quality the most is noise, which can be introduced in a variety of ways. One major driver of noise is the sensor temperature. To minimize the effect of temperature on the image noise, the Flare cameras are designed with low-power electronics and effective passive cooling. The overall power consumption is low for all models and most generated heat is dissipated convectively or conductively through the all-aluminum chassis, which acts as a heat-sink to the internal electronics.
MULTIPLE LENS MOUNT OPTIONS
Choosing a lens for any camera system can be as involved as selecting the camera and other integral system components. Fortunately, the Flare camera series offer interchangeable lens mount options that match with many off-the-shelf lens types available today. These include F-mount, Canon EF-mount, C-mount, metric mounts (M42, M58) and more. Contact IOI for lens recommendations to best fit your application.