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Crash testing procedures ensure the public's safety in a motor vehicle.

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Engineers utilize a Phantom UHS v1620 to study fuel efficiency in vehicles. This helps them accomplish their goal of creating better internal combustion engines. The camera had to meet speed, resolution, sensitivity, and data storage requirements to be considered. Prof. Christoph Brucker determined that a Phantom camera would meet those needs and he was not disappointed. 

Phantom C320J
Miro C320J

The Phantom Miro C320J and C320 are perfect HD high-speed, low cost crash test cameras. They are small and rugged, with very high light sensitivity for on-board testing.

Phantom C210
Miro C210

The Miro C210 and C210J are 1.3Mpx crash test cameras and excel in capturing tight on-board shots. Like the C320 they have an internal battery and flash to protect data.

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Miro N5

The Phantom N5 is the smallest Phantom camera and ideal for crash testing. The tiny rugged camera can be placed in tight spots while the base has a battery and flash for data protection.


The VEO E340 provides high quality, high-speed images for off-board crash testing. The 4Mpx sensor gives high resolution for greater coverage and detail.

DIC Tire

Digital image correlation (DIC) in automotive testing can help with understanding how stress affects construction materials and how vibration can wear on components. Phantom cameras excel in multi-camera setups where observations need to be synchronized for complete data capture.

image of combustion

Combustion concerns in automotive research can determine the efficiency of an engine and with the proper data encourage advancements in engine technology. Phantom cameras have the high dynamic range necessary to capture combustion events.

image of microfluidics

Microfluidics study in automotive situations can enhance fuel efficiency, engine performance, and a variety of other internal component functions that require liquid to move quickly through tightly packed components. Enhancing how automobiles perform increase customer safety and satisfaction. Phantom cameras have interchangeable lens mount options to allow for a variety of application uses. 

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Workflow processes are important to automotive testing. Researchers must understand what options are available and what type of setup will best benefit their needs.  Phantom cameras have a complete automotive setup via the J-box system but other options are available if they fit the application being tested. 


A high-speed camera for automotive needs is going to enhance the results of safety testing procedures. Finding a camera or the proper camera system 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 tests you will be performing.

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

• 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? Is the testing best done on or off-board?

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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
LaVision, a leading supplier of laser-imaging systems, recently applied Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to the vibration analysis of a tuning fork using two Vision Research high-speed cameras. By utilizing a pair of Phantom v1612s, researchers were able to demonstrate how DIC con Keep Reading
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This whitepaper, "Optimizing Workflow for High-Speed Imaging Applications," discusses what needs to be considered when preparing to utilize a Phantom High-Speed camera. Three common scenarios are discussed, outdoor settings, indoor laboratory environments, and TV/Movie production Keep Reading
Monday, April 22, 2013
With the ever-rising price of gasoline being a major concern, the term “fuel efficient” has been touted and reused by every car manufacturer, whether it’s for a high-performance vehicle or a commuter car. As environmentally conscious consumers, we expect low emissions, great gas Keep Reading