DigInfo - http://movie.diginfo.tv Photron developed this high-speed camera system for use in vehicle safety tests. A single controller connects with up to four camera heads to enable the system to shoot high-speed, high-resolution imagery. By connecting multiple controllers to the system it is possible to monitor a greater number of angles using 8 to 12 camera heads. This camera system makes it possible to shoot high-speed (2,000 frames per second), high-resolution (512x512 pixels) images simultaneously from four different angles in order to evaluate motor vehicle safety during crash tests. The system enables engineers to obtain more detailed results than with previous camera systems. In motor vehicle crash tests it is necessary to shoot various locations within the vehicle compartment, and so it is necessary to position the cameras in confined spaces. To satisfy these requirements, Photron miniaturized the system camera heads. A single camera head weighs 100g and measures 35x35x34mm. Because the camera head is so small that it fits in the palm of even the tiniest of hands, it is possible to place numerous camera heads in previously hard to view spots such as the floor of the passenger seat, under the steering wheel, and so forth. This enables the system to produce high-speed, sharp imagery.