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Fourth-generation motion analyzer

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Kris S. Balch

Eastman Kodak Co. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 373 (April 1, 1991); doi:10.1117/12.23937
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  • 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
  • Peter W. W. Fuller
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom | September 16, 1990


A motion analyzer is used to capture images from a high speed video camera and store the images in real-time for review. Once the images are stored, they may be reviewed in slow motion while quantitative measurements can be made for analysis. Motion analyzers are powerful tools for industry and science for viewing high-speed subjects. A subject could be virtual anything which moves faster than the eye can perceive. Industrial imaging of high speed subjects can provide the understanding for improving quality, trouble-shooting a problem, increasing capacity, reducing set-up time, and advancing research. Companies throughout the world are using motion analyzers to remain competitive. The evolution of motion analyzer technology can be delineated by frame rate and the sophistication of features. There have been three generations over the last three decades. This year, the start of a new decade, a 4th generation motion analyzer is now available. This high speed motion analyzer was announced at Hannover, Germany this year. It provides the end user with new analysis opportunities not before feasible. Previous generations of motion analyzers have been limited in their recording techniques. Based on industrial experience with motion analysis, new image capturing techniques have been developed. These image capturing techniques are well suited for imaging repetitive processes, continuous flow processes, controlled events, uncontrolled events and varying demand events. This paper will describe the technical evolution of motion analyzers including the new 4th generation. Key features and technologies in this 4th generation motion analyzer will be described. The basic image capture techniques will be explained along with the motion analyzer's architecture. Also, an overview of new opportunities for analysis on difficult applications that previous motion analyzer generations have not satisfied.

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Kris S. Balch
"Fourth-generation motion analyzer", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 373 (April 1, 1991); doi:10.1117/12.23937; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.23937

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