We had a great time participating in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s annual short course for high-speed imaging this year. The course, held at MIT’s Edgerton Center in June, focuses on principles and techniques useful for motion analysis. In-depth topics include lighting and lensing methods, the industry’s top data analysis procedures and a look at the latest in high-speed camera technology.

Vision Research was invited to present, where we focused on advances in image capture workflow. We also demonstrated the Phantom v2640 with a spotlight on data fusion, an in-camera data acquisition (DAQ) technique that inputs test sensor data frame-by-frame and correlates it with high speed video within Phantom PCC software.

One of the techniques covered during the course is schlieren imaging, a specific process used to visualize and measure density variations in a test environment. During the course, the v2640 was used in a Z-type schlieren system with 4-color filter and LED light source to capture some unique shots of a projectile (an olive, in the example pictured) being launched through a soap bubble.

As always, the course proved to be an excellent opportunity to meet new people, to catch up with long time industry colleagues and learn from each other. We look forward to next year’s course!


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