The Laboratory is equipped with 6 cameras that can use standard f-mount lens and have software control of many internal parameters.
1 Dalsa camera able to acquire in stand alone or in synchronized (by an external trigger) mode.
Their frequencies rate ranges from 1 to 60 Hz at full resolution (2352 x 1728 px).
Pixel depth can be selected among 8, 10 bits, grey scale.
2 Dalsa cameras able to acquire in stand alone or in synchronized (by an external trigger) mode.
Their frequencies acquisition rate ranges from 1 to 60 Hz at full resolution (1024 x 1024 px).
Pixel depth can be selected among 8, 10 12 bits, grey scale.
1 Mikrotron camera, whose rates span from 10 to 500 Hz at full resolution (1280 x 1024 px).
Pixel depth is 8 bit, grey scale.
1 Flare 2M360-CL, with rate ranging from 2 to 280 Hz at full resolution(2048x1088), color scale, pixel depth 8 and 10 bits
The acquisition is performed by different systems, protected by a UPS system, equipped with special frame grabbers (IO industries) that collect collect data from cameras through a camera link connection. These systems can control cameras, their parameters, the synchronization and the acquisition settings.
Each system is able to acquire directly onto hard drives ensuring in this way very long acquisitions or many consecutive experiments before exporting data.
Acquisition can be performed through both manual controls and python scripts.
The exported images can have different format like bmp, jpeg, png.