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The Phantom VEO 410L ready to capture high-speed events in a laboratory.

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Students and researchers at Florida Institute of Technology used a Phantom v1210 ultrahigh-speed camera to observe behaviors of lighting strikes. Specifically, they were focusing on the jets and sprites that occur at high-altitudes. Because of the nature of lightning a camera with a lot of memory on-board and the ability to quickly save data was critical. Their chosen Phantom camera accomplished this and delivered exceptional images at the speeds needed.

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UHS v1212

The Phantom v1212 brings ultrahigh-speed imaging to academia by being our most affordable UHS series camera. This camera delivers the sensitivity and speed necessary for light-sensitive and quickly moving events.

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VEO 640

The VEO 640 is an accessible high-speed camera known for its convenience and ease of use. Simple connections and advanced I/O making it perfect for an academic setting.

VEO E-310L
VEO E-310L
The VEO E-310L is ideal for academic institutions on a tight budget. It delivers a high range of fps options in a compact body for institution-wide uses.
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Miro C110

The Phantom Miro C110 is our most affordable camera.  It is designed to be useful across campus and excels in small laboratory work. The C-mount lens allows researchers to easily fit the needs of individual experiments.

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Digital Image Correlation is the process of synchronizing multiple high-speed cameras to fill a single event. It has been found in academic settings where studying how football helmets protect athletes is being researched. This non-contact method of study utilizes a speckled paint pattern to clearly show fine shock and vibration effects on a material or object.

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Microfluidics is the study of microscopic fluid movement. This is important at institutions with heavy focuses on medical, industrial, and technological studies. Microfluidic study often requires extremely high frames-per-second capable cameras with sensors able to capture fine detail.

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Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is popular in academic institutions that are focusing on the study of invisible liquid flow. By inserting small particles into media, such as water, and watching their movement through high-speed cameras researchers are able to gather data that can aid in the advancement of technology, environmental protection, and industrial needs. 

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Schlieren imaging can be found in a variety of academic laboratories especially those that focus on observing how gases and airflow move. Those who wish to study this application method will need a Phantom camera with high image detail sensitivity and high light sensitivity. Schlieren imaging research can often be found in aerospace based institutions studying the effects of wind on airplane wings.


A high-speed camera for academic institutions is going to elevate your ability to observe and identify events in higher detail than ever before. This is an exciting endeavor, but can also be daunting, especially when you are attempting to establish which type of camera would work best for the experiments you will be performing.

The easiest way to decide which camera you will need is to answer four key questions about your laboratory and your research.

• Speed - How fast is it going?
• Size & Resolution - How large is the event and what resolution is required?
• Illumination - How much light is required to clearly see the experiment?
• Proximity - How close does the camera need to be to the event?

Regardless of what you are recording, the above will always be important. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that a trained Phantom camera expert can assist you in deciding which camera you will need.

We began as a small company seeking to improve education through high-speed imaging and we have not forgotten our roots. We have developed the A+ Academic Advantage program. This special program is built built for educators worldwide to encourage the advancement of technology at educational institutions. Research and growth by capturing an image when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to®.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Earth Resources Laboratory use Phantom High-Speed Cameras to study crack propagation in a large variety of rocks. It is important that how cracks form and move is fully understood so that machine operators understand Keep Reading
Monday, February 3, 2020
Kelly Diamond, a Doctoral candidate at Clemson University, used a Phantom VEO 710 to capture how the small Hawaiian goby fish climb waterfalls to reach spawning areas. Many elements had to be considered and serveral challenges had to be overcome for this research project to be a Keep Reading
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Many of the challenges of imaging on a microscale are common to those faced in conventional high-speed photography; the primary differences are the greatly reduced field-of-view and much smaller object sizes. These differences also yield the biggest challenge when studying biomed Keep Reading