Photron's Fastcam Viewer Software Features Advanced New Functionality for High Speed Imaging

Photron offers updated software for camera control and slow motion video replay.

January 20, 2010 - San Diego, CA - Photron, Inc., a global high speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer announces the newly updated Photron Fastcam Viewer (PFV) Software, for advanced functionality in high speed camera control and slow motion video replay. The software has a new, intuitive user interface with easy access to creating and replaying image sequences from industry-standard file formats, including AVI (Windows video), MOV (Apple QuickTime video), TIFF ( 8-bit or 26-bit file formats), JPEG, BMP (Bitmap), PNG (Portable Network Graphics), RAW and RAWW (native camera file formats).

Videos saved using Photron's PFV software will automatically replay at the user-selected replay speed from 1 to 1,000 frames per second; when the video is opened with Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime, it auto-plays at the desired slow motion rate. PFV also quizzes the host computer to see which compression codecs are installed and provides a list so that users wishing to compress the saved files can easily do so.

New features available with Photron's PFV Version 3 and higher include binning options (to increase light gathering sensitivity), video trigger (to detect motion within the image displayed), bit shift (to select which 8 of the 12-bits are displayed for increased light sensitivity), enhanced navigation mode (divides the display area into nine squares, each controlling a different and selectable camera function), and MATLAB drivers for easy camera integration into your existing workflow.

For more information on Photron's high speed imaging systems and motion analysis software, or to download a free copy of Photron's enhanced PFV software package, please go to:

Photron USA, Inc. (, founded in 1974, is a world supplier of photo-instrumentation, high speed image processing systems and photo optical technologies for the automotive, industrial manufacturing, film and television, medical and military markets. Products include standard and custom high resolution, high-speed cameras, software, and systems for R&D, commercial and defense-related motion image analysis applications.


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