Resources for MIT Projects

We have high-speed video cameras, strobes, and other equipment that we make available for use on MIT projects. They include the following.


Photron SA5 monochrome high-speed-video camera

  • 1,024 × 1,000 pixels @ 7,500 fps
  • 512 × 512 pixels @ 25,000 fps
  • 256 × 256 pixels @ 87,500 fps

FASTCAM SA5 High-Speed Video System


Vision Research Phantom v7.1 monochrome high-speed-video camera

  • 800 × 600 pixels @ 4,800 fps
  • Reduced resolution up to 60,000 fps

PDF icon Phantom v7.1 High-Speed Video System


Prism Science Works SPOT strobe

  • < 500 ns flash duration
  • Typical aperture of f/8 for ISO 400 at 3 feet
  • 2 s cycle time

MicroFlash Ultra strobe

  • 9 µs flash duration
  • Typical aperture of f/11 for ISO 400 at 3 feet