Tethered Head Series

FASTCAM MH6

Model MH6

The FASTCAM MH6 comprises upto six miniature camera heads coupled to a central processor which ensures precise synchronization of all views. All components are tested for high-G operation; therefore, the FASTCAM MH6 is ideally suited for onboard and offboard applications in the automotive and defense industry. Specifically developed for on-board automotive safety testing and defense applications, the FASTCAM MH6 can capture high-speed images in severely space constrained locations during impact.


2-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

  • 1920 x 1400 pixels at 750fps

  • 1920 x 1080 pixels at 1,000fps

  • 1280 x 800 pixels at 2,000fps

  • 1280 x 256 pixels at 5,000fps


Class Leading Light Sensitivity

  • ISO 12,500 Monochrome

  • ISO 5,000 Color

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Overview

The FASTCAM MH6 system supports up to six compact HD camera heads (35.4mm x 35mm x 35.4mm, weight 100g), or 12 miniature ST camera heads (15mm x 15mm x 15mm, weight 15g). A combination of HD and ST camera heads may each be connected via a 10m cable to the main processor, facilitating a wide range of camera head viewing angles and mounting positions within the vehicle. All camera heads are extremely rugged and have been operationally tested to 160G. Each MH6 camera head, regardless of type (HD or ST), provides outstanding image quality and industry leading light sensitivity of ISO 5,000 color and 12,500 monochrome. HD camera heads capture images with 1080 full HD resolution at 1,000fps and are compatible with readily available 1-inch C-mount ruggedized lenses. ST camera heads capture images with 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution at 1,000fps and utilize M10.5 ruggedized lenses.


The MH6 processor internally handles distribution of trigger and synchronized to each camera head and incorporates two levels of security for the captured image data – automated image transfer to built-in non-volatile memory in the event of a power failure and automated image download to an internal 512GB SSD. After the test, image transfer to a computer is possible via Gigabit Ethernet and USB.


A built-in 3-axis / 1kHz acceleration sensor is the processor can be used to trigger the system based on detected shock level and serves as a backup to the main trigger input.

Specification

HD-Camera Head Performance:

  • 1920 x 1400 pixels at 750fps 

  • 1920 x 1080 pixels at 1,000fps 

  • 1280 x 800 pixels at 2,000fps

  • 1280 x 256 pixels at 5,000fps


ST-Camera Head Performance:

  • 800 x 600 pixels at 1,000fps 

  • 800 x 312 pixels at 2,000fps 

  • 800 x 120 pixels at 5,000fps


Class Leading Light Sensitivity:

  • ISO 12,500 monochrome

  • ISO 5,000 color


Global Electronic Shutter:

  • 4μs independent of frame rate


Dynamic Range (ADC):

  • 8-bit monochrome, 24-bit color


Compact and Lightweight:

  • HD-Camera Heads: 35mm (H) x 35.4mm (W) x 35.4mm (D), weight 100g (0.22lbs)

  • ST-Camera Heads: 15mm x 15mm x 15mm, weight 12g (0.026lbs)

  • Processor: 210mm x 70mm x 150mm, weight 3kg (6.61lbs)


Internal Recording Memory:

  • 24GB divided between all connected camera heads


High-Speed Interface:

  • Provides camera control and image download to network via fast Gigabit Ethernet, and USB3 interface for local image download


Recording Memory Protection:

  • Provides camera control and image download to network via fast Gigabit Ethernet, and USB3 interface for local image download


High-G Rated:

  • Camera Heads: tested to 160G, 6-axes, 1,000 times

  •  Processor: tested to 100G, 10msec, 6-axes 1,000 times


Built-in Acceleration Sensor:

  • Threshold values can be set to provide record trigger input