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New! Fastec TS5-H

Fastec_TS5Fastec Imaging announces the TS5-H, a new High-Definition addition to the highly successful handheld TS3Cine and TS3/TS4 “Troubleshooter” high-speed camera lines. Whether it’s used for troubleshooting a factory, or for research in a lab, or bolted to a Kessler CineDrive in a cinematic studio setting, or in a sports stadium… or at the beach, the TS5-H is designed to help any shooter create vivid high-speed video.

Based on a brand-new state-of-the-art 5MP sensor, the TS5-H offers the same convenient touchscreen controls and streamlined workflow as its predecessors, with superior imaging characteristics.

According to Tom Boldt for Fastec, “We believe that compelling imagery is valuable in commercial applications, on public media, in a laboratory, and even on a production line floor.”  Mr. Boldt continues, “In the TS3 and TS4 we have the high-speed camera performance needed for most applications, built into a form-factor our users love, and sold at an affordable price. The TS5-H remains faithful to these same precepts with enhanced performance at higher resolutions, the same revered form factor, and a base price that remains well under $20K USD.”

High-speed cameras generally operate differently than “normal” video cameras. They must often capture events that happen so quickly that they are well under way or even finished by the time an operator can press a record button. For this reason high-speed cameras record into a circular memory buffer that continually stores a couple of seconds of “pre-trigger” footage so nothing is missed due to the slow reaction time of the human operator. The TS cameras operate this way, but they also offer creative recording modes that leverage the presence of onboard storage media. The solid state drive (SSD) option, for example, may be used to save images and free up the high-speed buffers, for direct streaming of high-speed data, or hybrid modes that give the user the most performance and flexibility.

Features Include:

  • New state-of-the-art 5MP 12-bit high-speed CMOS imaging sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p) HD video recording at 634fps to onboard memory for 6.5sec
  • 1280 x 720 (720p) HD video recording at 943fps to onboard memory for 6.5sec
  • Save a full (8GB) memory buffer to onboard SSD in as little as 40 sec with SSD option
  • VGA (NTSC) or PAL recordings at over 1000fps to onboard memory for more than 15sec
  • Gigabit Ethernet Control – with FasMotion software on a PC, MAC, or Linux computer
  • Remote Camera Control –with any laptop, smart phone or tablet running a web browser on a wired or WiFi network
  • Full HD 1080p60 or 720p60 HDMI video output
  • C-mount, Nikon F-mount, and PL lens mounts available
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TS4 Dual-Mode Camera

Fastec TS4Fastec Imaging’s new handheld TS4 camera, with dual operating modes, provides flexible high-speed video recording with unique capabilities. In “Standard Record (SR)” mode, the TS4 functions as a traditional high-speed camera, recording seconds of action to an internal frame buffer at very high frame rates. In “Long Record (LR)” mode, the TS4 is a complete long-record system capable of recording continuously to Solid State Drives (SSDs) at slightly lower frame rates, for several minutes to a few hours.

The TS4 eliminates the need for external PC setup and bulky storage systems by combining a handheld form factor and a touchscreen display with a high-speed image sensor and a built-in mSATA SSD. Operating on battery power for up to four hours, the TS4 is a completely portable, self-contained high-speed camera system. “Finally, a high speed camera that can be used as simply as any other camera we use in our everyday lives.” proclaims Matt Kearney, VP of Sales for Fastec Imaging. “Our goal at Fastec has always been to simplify the traditionally complicated workflow of high-speed imaging. With the TS4, we have done exactly that. If you can operate a DSLR camera or a camcorder, you can operate the TS4.”