High-speed stop-motion infrared imaging

FLIR Systems has released the FLIR X6900sc, said to be the world's fastest 640 x 512 pixel resolution thermal camera for high-speed science applications.

The thermal imager is designed to record 1000fps at full resolution onto the camera's RAM for up to 26s.Whether measuring temperatures on fast moving objects or characterising the thermal transient of objects as they heat up, the FLIR X6900sc is claimed to offer the rapid frame speed, high resolution, and thermal sensitivity required to virtually stop motion enabling accurate temperature readings, and recording of gradients across the entire frame.

True high speed infrared imaging requires fast integration times - down to just microseconds - as well as the ability to capture data at 29,000fps. The next generation infrared detector on the FLIR X6900sc is claimed to be able to record high speed data with the full 640 x 512 window, meaning users can perform dynamic analysis of jet engine turbine blades, supersonic projectiles, explosions, and more, without losing areas of the frame to windowing.

With advanced triggering and synchronisation, a secure solid state storage drive, and four-position motorised filter wheel, the FLIR X6900sc offers a blend of high speed visible camera features with the latest in FLIR infrared technology.