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Vision Research Phantom TMX 7510

The Vision Research Phantom TMX 7510 is the world’s first high-speed camera to utilize back side illumination. By utilizing this technology Vision Research engineers have been able to develop a custom sensor capable of unprecedented speeds without sacrificing the image quality.

BSI technology has allowed for increased processing efficiency, which in turn, gives TMX cameras the ability to maintain high throughput levels even as frame rates increase.

The TMX 7510 has 75 Gigapixel throughput which lets you shoot at 76,000 fps at a full 1 Mpx resolution of 1280 x 800. At reduced resolutions, the camera will record at over 770,000 fps in standard mode and up to 1.75M fps and 95ns in the FAST mode.

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You can record for up to 4.4 seconds at the maximum frame rate (12 bits, 1280 x 800 resolution) to 512GB high-speed internal RAM. Longer record times are possible at reduced resolutions and when recording directly to a CineMag at lower frame rates.

Supported formats are:

  • Cine RAW & Cine Compressed
  • AVI, h.264 mp4
  • Apple ProRes .mov
  • Multipage TIFF
  • MXF PAL & MXF NTSC
  • Uncompressed QuickTime
  • Windows BMP
  • OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA
  • TIFF, LEAD, JPEG
  • JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX

Of course with higher frame rates comes the need for even more light. The back side illuminated sensor found in the Phantom TMX 7510 deals with this issue by locating the metal parts of a traditional sensor that interfere with incident light to the photodiode to the back of the sensor. Moving those key elements to the back of the sensor allows even more light to reach each pixel, improving light sensitivity and QE.

The ability to select binning mode allows for a variety of resolutions without sacrificing speed. In standard mode the TMX 7510 can reach over 300,000 fps at 1280 x 192 (long, thin rectangle), but if switched into binning mode the same speeds are possible at 640 x 384 (shorter and wider rectangle). The difference in resolution options means that researchers are better able to fit the camera sensor output to the size and shape of their high-speed event.

Key features

  • 18.5-micron pixel
  • 12-bit depth
  • Side mounting
  • Full Phantom Features and connectivity
  • Programmable I/O – Assign and define camera signals

Like a lot of high speed cameras, the Phantom TMX 7510 is designed for scientific purposes. While you could utilize it for filmmaking purposes for very specialized shots, you need to keep in mind that the maximum resolution it can shoot at is just 1280 x 800.

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The Phantom TMX 7510 has up to 512GB of onboard RAM, can be fitted to use our custom non-volatile data storage, the Phantom CineMag, and comes equipped with 10Gb Ethernet download as a standard. All of these workflow tools are available on every TMX.

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Like most Phantom cameras the TMX 7510 has interchangeable lens mounts (PL, C, M42 and Canon EOS).

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