Dissecting Time – being able to slowly and carefully go through events that happen in the blink of an eye, or even less.
Our friends at Specialised Imaging have published a new article on the development of the science and techniques which can help us understand what happens in extremely quick events.
A Review of the Development of Ultra High-Speed Imaging Techniques
Ever since the invention of photographic materials, film makers, engineers and scientists have sought to capture and understand the behaviour of objects which move faster than the eye can see.
Specialised Imaging has released an article which describes the innovative methods used to capture increasingly faster events. The article introduces techniques such as intermittent motion, rotating prism/mirror and slit designs for film cameras, continues through to high-speed VHS / digital video cameras and on to the use of intensifiers for ultra high-speed framing and streak imaging techniques. All of which have led to where we are at now – with solutions like Specialised Imaging’s SIM cameras, which capture up to one billion frames per second while simultaneously allowing streak image recording using the same objective lens.