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Where High-Speed Cameras Are Used


High Speed camera is widely used in the automotive industry to capture application such as:

  • Vehicle Impact Testing

  • Airbag Deployment Testing

  • Automotive Component Testing

  • Tire & Brake Testing

  • Fuel Injector Spray Pattern

  • Combustion Testing

Academic Research

For years high speed camera has been widely used in the research laboratories and academic institutions worldwide providing researchers with detail analysis for a wide application such as Micro Fluidic, Fluid dynamics, additive manufacturing, combustion, material testing and so on.


Biomechanics is the study of motion, function, and structure of the mechanical form of living  organisms. High-speed cameras have been used for years to study the movement of the  human body, including how tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles work together.  Biomechanics is also widely used for orthopedic research and development for implants, such as joints. Researching the performance of biomaterials such as joint implants play a pivotal role in design improvements for medical purposes. Biomechanics not only includes the study of the human body, but also animals and sometimes plants.


Combustion research involves the complex study of a chemical reaction between multiple  substances. The speed at which the substances combine is very high due to the energy that  is generated by the combination of oxygen and heat or flame. The study of combustion is  based on the knowledge of chemistry, physics, and mechanics. Combustion research is  utilized in a wide range of applications, including engine testing in the automotive industry  and in rocket and jet engine testing in the aerospace industry.

Digital Image Correlation (DIC)

High Speed Camera is widely used in DIC to capture and measure the deformation, vibration  and strain in materials. For a 2D DIC tracking, a single high-speed camera can used to capture  the deformation in a single plane. For 3D DIC tracking, 2 high-speed camera are needed for  synchronised recording.


By combining high speed camera with Data Acquisition System (DAQ) user will be able to analyse the video together with the qualitative data such as Strain, accelera Temperature or Pressure of the object in motion and bring such analysis to a higher level of study.


High Speed Camera is an important tool in the area of material and reliability testing. Some of the testing done by the high speed camera includes, drop test, impact test and crash test. Knowing the material’s breaking point is crucial during its development; and being able to observe the instantaneous moment of failure allows for a greater understanding of the process. That in turn can help to develop stronger and safer materials.

Motion Image Analysis

Motion Analysis software together with high speed camera helps user to understand and  analyse the motion in 2D, 3D and 6Dof (Degree of Freedom) . Results such as displacement,  velocity and acceleration can be tracked, calculated and display in graphical analysis in  synchronization with the video in slow motion.

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)

Particle Image Velocimetry, otherwise known as PIV, is an optical method widely used in flow  visualization and fluid dynamics research. PIV provides detailed measurements of velocities,  vectors and related properties in fluids.


High Speed camera is an essential tool in the R&D sector especially in the development of new cutting tools and welding process. Using the high speed camera engineer are able to “slow down” the drilling motion and understand how drill bits are being removed from material. As for the welding process, using high speed camera with the correct filters and lighting techniques, engineers are able to study and analyse the melting of the metal and the welding pool to improve the process and the quality of the joint.


Schlieren imaging is used as a means of visualizing changes in pressure, temperature and shock waves in a transparent medium such as air. In applications such as wind-tunnels and pressure chambers schlieren imaging provides clear and detailed information on changes of pressure and density.


High speed camera is able to solve most of the failure or defects in the semicon and electronics industry. Some of the common problems include lead frame bouncing, looping and necking. Engineers are also keen to study and analyse the looping trajectory pattern which will largely affect the quality of the bonding process.


High Speed Camera and Cavilux Laser are used in combination to capture the welding  process. The laser illumination enables clear visualisation of welding process by eliminating  the welding brightness. This allows user to have a clear view of the weld pool and  surrounding area to ensure the quality of the weld. Visualization of defects such as weld  bead humping and welder spatter can also be observed

Petri Dish

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

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