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A Phantom v2511 captures the beauty of Mach Diamonds with schlieren imaging.

Courtesy: Phil Taylor and Mr. Phred Petersen, RMIT University

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Scientists and Engineers around the world are constantly striving to improve human life. This includes researching the materials that are present in our lives. Dr. Vitaliy Sechenyh decided to research particle wettability by using a Phantom Miro M310 and a v4.3. His research can aid in the understanding of tablet coating within the pharmaceutical industry and the refining of heavy crude oil by fluid catalytic cracking. 

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UHS v2512

The Phantom UHS v2512 delivers the speed necessary for a variety of science applications. Perfect for combustion, lightning analysis, and any other extremely fast experiment. 

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UHS v2640

The Phantom v2640 is the most versatile ultrahigh-speed camera with multiple modes for extreme versatility down to the sensor level. Exceptional image quality with low noise concerns are delivered a very high speeds. 

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VEO4K 990S

The Phantom VEO4K 990S has a 9.4 Mpx resolution sensor with 6.75 micron pixel size. Those features make it great for microscopy and small object imaging such as PIV.

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Miro LAB3a10

The Phantom Miro LAB3a10 has a 1 Mpx sensor that is perfect for microscopy applications. The lightweight body makes working on laboratory application simple.

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Digital image correlation in scientific research applications benefits an assortment of industries. For example, non-contact DIC researcher can analyze and develop new technologies and materials for prosthetics, stronger body materials for cars, and safer construction materials.

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Microfluidics is used by scientific researchers to develop better medications, a more thorough understanding of biology, even smaller portable devices, and medical advancements such as organs-on-a-chip. Phantom cameras have the sensitivity necessary to observe microscopic details clearly.
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Particle image velocimetry is a method of scientific research that allows observers to study how fluids move by floating small particles in liquid and then imaging how they move. Phantom cameras have many options to ensure that the data gathered is clear and easy to measure. 

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Schlieren imaging in scientific research uncovers how invisible gases move and are affected by environmental changes. Being a low light method of researchmeans that a Phantom camera with high-sensitivity is important when attempting to gather critical data. 


A high-speed camera for scientific research 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, 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
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
In this tutorial, a Phantom Camera is interfaced with a National Instruments USB 6361 Data Acquisition Unit (DAQ). The first part will talk about interfacing the DAQ with a PC, followed by the procedure for both a DAQ unit and a PC to a Phantom Camera. Keep Reading
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Shot noise is one of the many forms of noise inherently found in digital imaging systems that can hinder the clarity of a feature within an image. Because shot noise trends with the square root of the signal intensity, it makes it especially difficult to resolve light-levels (or Keep Reading