The new i-SPEED 5 Series high-speed cameras represent the latest advancement in high-performance, feature-rich camera technology. The three new models in the Series offer class-leading features that elevate their performance and expand their capabilities across various industries and applications, making the new cameras ideal for applications such as PIV, DIC, fluid dynamics, ballistics, and a wide range of other scientific and engineering applications.
Advanced Sensor Technology
The Advanced Sensor Technology (AST) CMOS sensors in the i-SPEED 5 Series of cameras is a
custom 12-bit light sensitive image sensor capable of recording 6,300 fps at full HD resolution,
with a maximum speed of 1,000,000 fps*. These AST sensors boast increased light sensitivity,
enhanced image clarity, ultra-high resolution at high speeds, and proprietary black level control
for deeper blacks and low noise. We even optimized the 13.5 µm pixel size for the proper
balance between high-resolution (for image clarity) and exceptional light sensitivity normally
found only with larger pixels.
*Subject to export licensing
The i-SPEED® 5 Series (509, 511, and 514) offers image throughput speeds of up to 13.5 GPixels/second (13.5 billion pixels processed every second), with a maximum frame rate of 1 million frames per second. An ideal balance of resolution and frame rate for greater accuracy of motion analysis.
Spectral Response Curves
Our latest custom designed CMOS sensor with class-leading light sensitivity provides high quality images
for accurate analysis.
Synchronized Integrated Lighting Control (SILC*)
The new integrated lighting control allows users to accurately
control external lighting independent of the camera's exposure duration. Three modes allow the user to set up a single pulse per frame, double pulse per frame, or change pulse duration on alternating frames. This is ideal for LED and PIV laser illumination where the timing of the light in relation to the exposure can be tightly controlled. Delay, duration, and relative position for each pulse can be defined, allowing for superior lighting control and advanced camera synchronization possibilities. * Patent Pending
Quick. Robust. Secure. The i-SPEED 5 comes with an optional internal SSD drive. Save terabytes of
captured videos to the large internal storage drive and offload the files when it is convenient.
SSD Flash Memory Cartridges
250 GB | 500 GB | 1 TB | 2 TB
High-speed cameras generate large video files that need to be transferred to permanent storage.
Introducing the first swappable external Solid State Drive (xSSD). Move very large data files in final video formats quickly and with ease. SSD cartridges snap into the i-SPEED 5 Series camera and into your
laptop, where they appear as another hard drive. Available in a variety of storage capacities. No more
expensive, custom high-volume transfer solutions.
The Assist function is unique to i-SPEED cameras, provides our customers with a one-touch feature to
ensure the subject they are studying is in focus, and the setting is set to the right exposure and has the
correct amount of light to get the best video.
This is a colored overlay that peaks to red when an item is sharp and therefore in focus. This makes
setting the focus very easy in bright light environments or on moving machinery. Another advantage of
the i-FOCUS feature is that the depth of field can be seen, and therefore focus can be balanced to suit
any movement in the scene.
This feature highlights peak white areas of the image in red and highlights peak black areas of the image
in blue. This allows the user to balance the image between peak white and peak black and also ensure
that important parts of the image are not too saturated or lost in darkness.
Resolution may be reduced when operating at high frame rates, so the camera needs to be set up and
aligned for reduced resolution. This may be difficult to achieve in low light level situations. The Low Light
feature allows the user to quickly set the frame rate.
PC Control Software Sets New Standard
The i-SPEED 5 Series is compatible with our innovative software – the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0. The i-SSS2 software is based on feedback from our users regarding their workflow and processes. The suite comes with multiple 'applications' optimized for whether you are working directly with one camera, multiple cameras, multiple cameras with the optional DAQ hardware modules, or working at your desk doing editing, motion analysis or presentations. Modern, modular and user configurable, the new Control and Control Multi-DAQ let you create image-based test environments for easy setup of your cameras and DAQ hardware. Make quick measurements at the camera, or for more extensive motion analysis, we have bundled ProAnalyst® by Xcitex -- the premier motion analysis software on the market. i-SPEED Movie Maker lets you quickly create movies from your high-speed videos, with fades, watermarks, ramps, titles and more. The applications work elegantly together for a truly revolutionary setup, test and data acquisition experience.*
*ProAnalyst and i-SPEED Movie Maker available with Premium bundle.
The industry unique CDUe (Control Display Unit) makes operating the camera quick, intuitive,
and portable. The CDUe allows you to frame your field of view, set resolution, frame rate and
shutter speed, record, and review with the touch of a finger. With the CDUe, take your system
to the field without the need of a laptop.
Intuitive, compact and easy-to-use software application
Change settings, frame rate and shutter speed, then record and instantly view the action at any speed
Save to internal or external swappable SSDs for fast, efficient saving and maximum up-time
Includes i-FOCUS and i-EXPOSE for optimal focus and setting of your optics
Innovative Low Light mode lets you easily switch between recording mode and setup mode
Set cameras to record in Loop mode, then trigger internally, externally or automatically
Continuing our tradition of developing easy-to-use cameras, we added an optional electromechanical shutter to the new i-SPEED 5 Series. This new feature enables
remote reference, automated calibration, and sensor protection during lens
changes. The electromechanical shutter makes the new i-SPEED 5 Series ideal for
fieldwork where the camera is at a distance from the user and for DIC and PIV
applications where the camera must not be moved after a calibration frame.
Direct Connect Rear Panel
The i-SPEED 5 series offers the most versatile and varied output and control options
available, allowing the ultimate freedom to use the camera in a variety of
applications and industries. Whether you are controlling it through the CDUe or a
local computer, you will use an instinctual and intuitive control system, allowing for
quick recording, playback, cropping and saving of clips. Multiple video outputs allow
for instant streaming of camera images, third-party connectivity and live interaction.
The external SSD module allows SSD cartridges to be quickly swapped between
recording sessions. Standard and ruggedized Ethernet connections and dedicated
discrete connectors for Trigger, Sync, and Exposure functions provide easy-access connectivity for scientific applications.
1 Power button 2 HD-SDI 3 Power input 4 HDMI 5 Ethernet 6 USB 7 Future expansion 8 I/O - 12V output 9 I/O - Remote power
The new battery option enables users to operate the camera in remote locations or in
situations where there is no access to a power source. This makes the i-SPEED 5 Series
cameras more versatile and suitable for a wider range of applications. Integrated batteries
provide insurance against power loss, engaging as soon as external power is interrupted –
preserving recorded data.
Innovative Internal Cooling System
This camera is powerful enough to be used on ballistics ranges, in environmental
chambers, in bespoke test environments and in laboratories. To make the camera
more robust and resistant to environmental effects, the engineers designed a
completely new cooling system that extracts heat from the sensor and electronics
without airflow. This unique technology allows the camera's electronics to stay cool
and keeps the image sensor completely sealed. No airflow in or near the internal
optical system – ideal for DIC, PIV, motion analysis and other test technologies that
rely on black level reference.
LED Status Indicators
Monitor your camera's status at a glance and in real-time with i-CHEQ 360. View in-camera details for single or multiple camera setups with Remote i-CHEQ, part of the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0. Understand your camera's exact status using the 3 variable color lights on the rear of the camera and mirrored inside the control software.
i-SPEED JBOX Multi-Camera Cable Solution
The new i-SPEED Junction Box (i-SPEED JBOX) delivers the ultimate tool to simplify a multi-camera setup. Available in two versions, Instrumentation and Rugged, the i-SPEED JBOX design and engineering makes it easy to connect to as many as four i-SPEED 5 series high-speed cameras.
The i-SPEED 5 offers the most versatile and varied output and control options available, allowing the
ultimate freedom to use the camera in a variety of applications and industries. Connect to any external
viewfinder, camera monitor or TV and view live video directly from the camera, or preview video during
playback and review. Dual HD-SDI output means that the video signal is not compromised even during
long down-range video runs. View a direct video feed from up to 300m away with the HD-SDI ports or
record and play back on-the-fly for more agile shoots. Whether you are controlling it through the CDUe
or a local computer, you will use an instinctual and intuitive control system, allowing for quick recording,
playback, cropping and saving of clips. Multiple video outputs allow for instant streaming of camera
images third-party connectivity and live interaction.
Real-time on-screen luminance histogram allows you to make precise adjustments to the sensor as well
as the image while you are setting up the scene. Adjust or invert individual channel brightness, contrast
and color values, or fine-tune the gain and gamma of the live image based on easy-to-read histogram
Connect your i-SPEED 5 cameras to an IRIG-B generator to synchronize the timing across a test range.
The i-SPEED 5 uses the range-acclaimed phase lock IRIG system invented for the i-SPEED 3 cameras in
2010, widely accepted to be the most accurate because it actively synchronizes the internal camera
clock to external timing pulses. The IRIG time (and position) are logged with each frame.
Data Collection Software
i-SPEED Control Multi-DAQ contains all of the software necessary to fully integrate your compatible NI
DAQ hardware with your i-SPEED 5 capture. Sync and examine multiple channels of data with your video
and import them both directly into ProAnalyst® for synchronized, quantifiable motion and data.*
*Premium bundle required.
On Board Image Processing
Unlike all other high-speed cameras on the market, The i-SPEED 5 does not output unprocessed RAW
files by default. All video and images generated by the camera are fully processed by the camera itself;
no need to set color and balance and playable video by default. View the videos right out of the camera,
with no post-processing necessary after the video is uploaded – simply open your images and video in
any movie player. Miss your adjustment palette, or are you unsure about the exposure of a shot? No
problem – you can always save into an 8-bit, 12-bit or 16-bit RAW image or format. Save time
downloading the video* now by skipping the processing and spend the time later doing your camera
adjustments with your preferred adjustment software.
*All published download speeds are based on default processed video settings. Exporting unprocessed video increases overall download speeds of camera.
Motion Analysis Software Included
Turn your i-SPEED camera into a precision measurement device with ProAnalyst®, premium video analysis software from Xcitex Inc. Analyze, graph and output speed, acceleration, and angular motion. Measure fluid dynamics, PIV, displacement, and more with optional toolkits.
Movie Making Software Included
i-SPEED Movie Maker is the world's only video editing software designed specifically for high-speed video. Movie Maker features virtually no render lag and focuses on frame rate and video speed. Overlay ProAnalyst video analysis directly on top of your video to create captivating presentations, or use Movie Maker to crop, trim, expand, or combine videos. Sync and edit multiple angles, insert graphical overlays and much more.
External USB 3 Storage
Save video or quickly transfer high resolution images directly to a USB drive, or connect a USB 3 external
hard-drive and transfer your compressed or uncompressed video directly to your portable storage.
iX Cameras offers a wide range of i-SPEED accessories to meet the demands of all applications. Find everything you need right here from lenses to lights and data acquisition solutions. Or let us work with you to develop the system you need.