Machine Vision Cameras

IO Industries Victorem 2KSDI

The 2KSDI-Mini is a compact 2K camera head from IO Industries’ new Victorem series. This model features a 3G-SDI output and 1/2”-format global shutter sensor. This sensor allows for enhanced HDR (high dynamic range) at levels not yet seen in this class of camera. Designed for modern live broadcasting and production environments, it also suits applications in test range instrumentation, unmanned aerial platforms and deep-sea remote viewing.

The 2KSDI-Mini shares many features with IO Industries’ earlier Flare 2KSDI camera, which will remain a favored choice in applications that need a Super-35mm sensor format. But for many situations, smaller is better, and the 2KSDI-Mini achieves this immediately. The 2KSDI-Mini can be mounted in more difficult spaces to capture the shots other professional cameras cannot, while providing production-quality output that can be inter-cut with footage from primary cameras. Interchangeable lens mount options include C-mount and optional Active EF-mount, or it can be adapted to F, PL and other mounting types using 3rd party adapters.

With multi-rate outputs supporting dual 3G HD-SDI, connection to current and future 2K video equipment is made easy. Only a single 3G-SDI connection is needed to provide 2K 60fps video from the 2KSDI-Mini into a growing selection of portable 2K/UHD video recorders, monitors, and live production switchers. For multi-camera configurations, either stereoscopic or panoramic, precise camera synchronisation is possible using a tri-level sync reference. And, for situations not needing 2K/UHD signals, the 2KSDI-Mini offers 2K and 1080p modes by scaling – not cropping – the sensor, resulting in impressive clarity and detail for those formats.

Features of the Victorem 2KSDI-Mini include:

  • Sony 1/2”-format global shutter CMOS sensor
  • Dual 3G/HD-SDI Outputs
  • 10-bit 4:2:2, 4:4:4 or RAW output
  • C-mount or optional Active EF-mount
  • RS485 remote configuration with handheld remote control and on-screen menu
  • Tri-level sync input for multi-camera synchronisation
  • Compact, Light-weight Enclosure

Example Applications

  • Direct-to-display video (remotely operated vehicles, microscopy)
  • Low-latency target tracking
  • Wireless transmission (UAVs)
  • Generic video observation tasks (surveillance/security)
  • Specialty broadcasting (point-of-view cameras, in-car live streaming, etc.)
  • Multi-camera recording systems where compression is acceptable (tourism helicopters, theme park video, virtual reality camera systems, etc)


Models Available

  • 2KSDI-Mini CMOS IMX265 60fps
  • Basler
  • FingerLake Instruments
  • IO Industries
  • Imperx
  • Moritex
  • Euresys