5 Signs You Need a High-Speed Camera Upgrade

Whether you’re using a traditional camera or an older model of a high-speed system, it’s likely you’ve figured out what works for you. But have you considered the possibility of increasing your accuracy and efficiency by upgrading your technology? You may not have even realized there are pain points you could address easily by updating your imaging system. Here are a few indicators that new technology and systems may bring you greater opportunities:

You’re Looking to Optimize Your Imaging Processes

Whether you’re collecting images for research, quality control, marketing materials, or anything else your business may need, it’s likely you’ve got a piece of equipment that takes high-quality photos and videos. But how much time is spent setting up, adjusting the subject, re-focusing, changing subjects, and countless other tiny adjustments during production?

With the wide range of high-speed camera solutions from Motion Engineering Company (MEC), you can quickly and easily monitor and measure the efficiency and effectiveness of your applications. With the appropriate high speed camera system, you can capture what you need and hit your goals without an extra set of hands. The increased automation in our Fastec Imaging and Photron cameras allows you to spend more time with your product instead of focusing efforts behind the camera.

Your Products Need Testing Before Going to Market

High speed imaging technology has made testing easier, faster, more reliable, and less expensive for a huge variety of industries. Using a high-speed camera during your testing process allows you to document your product’s performance with respect to different inputs objectively. With this technology, it’s possible to communicate with regulatory bodies, upper management, and prospective customers more directly about what sets your products apart from the competitors and the added value they provide to users.

You Have New Research to Conduct

There are many facets of technology and nature that can be better understood and perfected by conducting slow motion analysis. But that’s not all a high-speed camera can provide your research team. Many organizations use high speed imaging techniques such as Digital Image Correlation (DIC), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Schlieren Imaging to study a wide range of applications. Material testing, microfluidics, durability testing, safety testing and many other applications are only truly understood when visual data is collected to support theoretical models designed to simulate expected behaviors. In short, high-speed imaging creates opportunities to take subjective results and make them more objective and replicable.

Your Existing Camera Interface Takes Specialized Training to Use

Just like home video camcorders, high-speed industrial camera systems have been around for quite a while. But also like those we use in our daily lives, they have become a lot less finnicky to use. As in any industry, technology is continually advancing and bringing more features to adapt to customer needs. Modern imaging systems make the user experience of working the camera pleasant and quick. So, if you’re having difficulty with reliability or have a system that requires extra onsite support, you may benefit greatly from an upgrade.

You’re Butting Up Against Limitations in Your Imaging Technology

Standard videos are made up of 24 frames per second, meaning that the camera equipment takes 24 photos every second of action, and high-speed cameras have the capability to take up to thousands of frames per second. But high-quality photos take up a lot of storage space, and thousands of them can be even more difficult to store let alone transfer the data from camera to computer. If you have a deadline looming, a long upload time can make or break your ability to meet it. That’s why our Photron systems come standard with 10 gigabit ethernet cables and a FASTdrive to speed up the process. Competitors make you pay hundreds of dollars for it.

If you think your team could use an upgrade in quality or turnaround times with your imaging systems, we’d love to help. Whether you purchase equipment from Motion Engineering or not, we believe in taking the time to offer a full-service experience showing you the capabilities of our technology including multi-day demos, onsite support, options to lease or rent equipment, and repair services. To learn more about how a new high-speed imaging system can work for you, reach out to our team.

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