The Flare 12MP & 48MP series is a part of IO Industries family of industrial video cameras designed with advanced CMOS image sensors. These sensors feature high pixel counts, producing highly detailed images with superb resolutions. As well, this sensor features very fast readout, allowing frame rates up to 30 frames per second. Multiple region of interest settings (up to 10 windows)allow lower-
resolution output formats at much higher frame rates. This flexibility makes the Flare series effective in applications including automated optical inspection systems, space launch imaging, wide area surveillance and more.
GLOBAL SHUTTER SENSORS
The CMV50000 sensors used in the Flare 48MP and CMOS sensors used in the Flare 12MP camera feature pipelined global shutter technology. Pipelining allows the sensor to expose a frame during readout of the previous frame, whereas sensors without this feature must either use very short exposure times or be otherwise unable to achieve fast frame rates. Global electronic shutter exposes each pixel in the frame at the same time, as opposed to rolling shutter designs which sequentially expose rows of pixels. The latter approach leads to motion artifacts as well as uneven frame illumination if any bright flashes occur during the exposure period.
HIGH SPEED DIGITAL VIDEO OUTPUTS
With sensors producing hundreds if not thousands of megabytes of video data per second, systems using the Flare 12MP and 48MP series cameras need a way of accessing this stream of information. As such, the cameras are available with either Camera Link (12MP only) or CoaXPress outputs, both of which are standardized and well-
LOW POWER, LOW HEAT, LOW NOISE
The Flare series is designed with premium image quality in mind. One of the factors that impacts image quality the most is noise, which can be introduced in a variety of ways. One major driver of noise is the sensor temperature; to minimise the effect of temperature on the image noise, the Flare camera is designed with low-
The Flare 12MP camera can be ordered with three sensor types –
MULTIPLE LENS MOUNT OPTIONS
Choosing a lens for any camera system can be as involved as selecting the camera and other integral system components. Fortunately, with its 35mm full frame sensor, the Flare 48MP series matches well with many off-