There is an increasing need for fast and reliable analysis of
recorded sequences from image converter cameras so that
experimental information can be readily evaluated without recourse
to more time consuming photographic procedures.
A digital readout system has been developed using a randomly
triggerable high resolution CCD camera, the output of which is
suitable for use with IBM AT compatible PC.
Within half a second from receipt of trigger pulse, the frame
reformatter displays the image and transfer to storage media can be
readily achieved via the PC and dedicated software.
Two software programmes offer different levels of image
manipulation which includes enhancement routines and parameter
calculations with accuracy down to pixel levels. Hard copy prints
can be acquired using a specially adapted Polaroid printer, outputs
for laser and video printer extend the overall versatility of the
Joseph Honour, Joseph Honour,
"Digital readout for image converter cameras", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24049; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24049