Choice between Two Excellent Options

New High-speed Mode of the ImageIR® Camera Series for Recordings with Significantly Higher Frame Rates

Thermal image of water on soldering iron

The high-end camera series ImageIR® from InfraTec offers a new level of flexibility. Users can work with the same camera in two speed modes. The regular mode achieves the known frame rates for full, half and sub-frames with the full geometrical resolution. In high-speed mode, frames can be captured with the identical field of view (FOV) - while the frame rate increases to more than three times the previous value.

Camera series ImageIR 9400 from InfraTec

The ImageIR® 9400 demonstrates the potential of this development. Usually, this camera can be used to take full frame images with (1,280 × 1,024) IR pixels at 180 Hz. In high-speed mode, the frame rate more than triples to 622 Hz with (640 × 512) IR pixels and the same FOV.

Reducing the Number of Pixels, Increasing Thermal Sensitivity

The principle behind the high-speed mode is called binning. Four pixels of adjacent lines and columns are combined to one pixel. The larger effective pixel area also improves the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of almost 2 while maintaining a constant FOV. This increase in thermal resolution ensures that users can detect even smaller temperature differences with absolute precision.