i-SPEED 5 SERIES THE PERFECT BALANCE OF SPEED, SIZE AND MEMORY
Full HD Resolution to 6,300 fps | 13 GPx/s Throughput | Up to 8 TB Internal SSD
The i-SPEED 5 Series includes three new mid-range cameras from iX Cameras. Designed with value in mind, these cameras strike the perfect balance between speed, size, and memory. The proprietary sensor in the i-SPEED 5 Series cameras takes advantage of our next generation silicon technology, based on our acclaimed i-SPEED 7 series sensor. The 5 Series has plenty of power for laboratories, research and test range applications. We have packed up to 144GB of memory into a compact package so you can record for long durations and still fit the camera into tight areas and lab spaces. This perfect balance makes the new i-SPEED 5 cameras in the mold of the original i-SPEED 1, 2, and 3 cameras from Olympus. The 5 Series also incorporates a truly innovative internal cooling system, making these cameras environmentally sealed units and the first cameras in this class designed for use in highly demanding environments.
The i-SPEED 5 Series is designed by the same engineers that brought you the innovative and ultra-high-
performance i-SPEED 7 series cameras. It includes many of the same features and customer conveniences of the
i-SPEED 7 series, and can be controlled using the handheld Controller Display Unit (CDUe) and i-SPEED PC
State Of The Art 1080p HD Sensor
The heart of the i-SPEED 5 Series is a custom 12-bit CMOS light sensitive image sensor capable of
recording 3,980 fps at full HD resolution, with a maximum speed of 500,000fps*. With the optional fast
mode shutter option*, the 5-series can achieve 250ns exposure times. Other features include an internal
SSD of up to 8TB, an external SSD of up to 2TB, high speed image download, memory segmentation, and
camera control via the unique touch-screen CDUe control device or via the powerful i-SPEED Software
Suite 2.0 that controls the i-SPEED 7 cameras.
*Subject to export licensing
Swappable SSD Flash Memory Cartridges
500 GB | 1 TB | 2 TB
High-speed cameras generate large video files that need to be transferred to permanent storage.
Introducing the first swappable external Solid State Drive (xSSD). Move very large data files in final video
formats quickly and with ease. SSD cartridges snap into the i-SPEED 5 Series camera and into your
laptop, where they appear as another hard drive. Available in a variety of storage capacities. No more
expensive, custom high-volume transfer solutions.
HDMI, HD-SDI and More
The i-SPEED 5 series offers the most versatile and varied output and control options available, allowing the
ultimate freedom to use the camera in a variety of applications and industries. Whether you are
controlling it through the CDUe or a local computer, you will use an instinctual and intuitive control
system, allowing for quick recording, playback, cropping and saving of clips. Multiple video outputs allow
for instant streaming of camera images and third-party connectivity and live interaction. The external
SSD module allows SSD cartridges to be quickly swapped between recording sessions. Standard and
ruggedized Ethernet connections and dedicated discrete connectors for Trigger, Sync, and Exposure
functions provide easy-access connectivity for scientific applications.
Internal SSD Storage
Quick. Robust. Secure. The i-SPEED 5 comes with an optional internal SSD drive. Save terabytes of
captured videos to the large internal storage drive and offload the files when it is convenient.
i-FOCUS assists in setting the focus of the image in bright environments or on moving objects. A brightly colored overlay peaks to red when lines on an object are crisp and that object is in focus. i-FOCUS is also an excellent way for the user to quickly see the available depth of field in the shot.
LED Status Indicators
Monitor your camera's status at a glance and in real-time with i-CHEQ 360. View in-camera details for
single or multiple camera setups with Remote i-CHEQ, part of the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0.
Understand your camera's exact status using the 3 variable color lights on the rear of the camera and
mirrored inside the control software.
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HD-SDI Video Output and HDMI Direct Video Output
The i-SPEED 5 offers the most versatile and varied output and control options available, allowing the
ultimate freedom to use the camera in a variety of applications and industries. Connect to any external
viewfinder, camera monitor or TV and view live video directly from the camera, or preview video during
playback and review. Dual HD-SDI output means that the video signal is not compromised even during
long down-range video runs. View a direct video feed from up to 300m away with the HD-SDI ports or
record and play back on-the-fly for more agile shoots. Whether you are controlling it through the CDUe
or a local computer, you will use an instinctual and intuitive control system, allowing for quick recording,
playback, cropping and saving of clips. Multiple video outputs allow for instant streaming of camera
images third-party connectivity and live interaction.
Real-time on-screen luminance histogram allows you to make precise adjustments to the sensor as well
as the image while you are setting up the scene. Adjust or invert individual channel brightness, contrast
and color values, or fine-tune the gain and gamma of the live image based on easy-to-read histogram
Connect your i-SPEED 5 cameras to an IRIG-B generator to synchronize the timing across a test range.
The i-SPEED 5 uses the range-acclaimed phase lock IRIG system invented for the i-SPEED 3 cameras in
2010, widely accepted to be the most accurate because it actively synchronizes the internal camera
clock to external timing pulses. The IRIG time (and position) are logged with each frame.
Data Collection Software
i-SPEED Control Multi-DAQ contains all of the software necessary to fully integrate your compatible NI
DAQ hardware with your i-SPEED 5 capture. Sync and examine multiple channels of data with your video
and import them both directly into ProAnalyst® for synchronized, quantifiable motion and data.*
*Premium bundle required.
On Board Image Processing
Unlike all other high-speed cameras on the market, The i-SPEED 5 does not output unprocessed RAW
files by default. All video and images generated by the camera are fully processed by the camera itself;
no need to set color and balance and playable video by default. View the videos right out of the camera,
with no post-processing necessary after the video is uploaded – simply open your images and video in
any movie player. Miss your adjustment palette, or are you unsure about the exposure of a shot? No
problem – you can always save into an 8-bit, 12-bit or 16-bit RAW image or format. Save time
downloading the video* now by skipping the processing and spend the time later doing your camera
adjustments with your preferred adjustment software.
*All published download speeds are based on default processed video settings. Exporting unprocessed video increases overall download speeds of camera.
Motion Analysis Software Included*
Turn your i-SPEED camera into a precision measurement device with ProAnalyst®, premium video analysis software from Xcitex Inc. Analyze, graph and output speed, acceleration, and angular motion. Measure fluid dynamics, PIV, displacement, and more with optional toolkits.
*Premium bundle required.
Movie Making Software Included*
i-SPEED Movie Maker is the world's only video editing software designed specifically for high-speed video. Movie Maker features virtually no render lag and focuses on frame rate and video speed. Overlay ProAnalyst video analysis directly on top of your video to create captivating presentations, or use Movie Maker to crop, trim, expand, or combine videos. Sync and edit multiple angles, insert graphical overlays and much more.
*Premium bundle required.
External USB 3 Storage
Save video or quickly transfer high resolution images directly to a USB drive, or connect a USB3 external
hard-drive and transfer your compressed or uncompressed video directly to your portable storage.
This camera is powerful enough to be used on ballistics ranges, in environmental chambers, in bespoke test environments and in laboratories. To make the camera more robust and resistant to environmental effects, the engineers designed a completely new cooling system that extracts heat from the sensor and electronics without airflow. This unique technology allows the camera's electronics to stay cool and keeps the image sensor completely sealed. No airflow in or near the internal optical system – ideal for DIC, PIV, motion analysis and other test technologies that rely on black level reference.
Live Camera Control at Your Fingertips
iX Cameras continues the Olympus i-SPEED tradition of designing a unique Control Display Unit (CDU) for
our cameras. The i-SPEED 5 Series can be operated with the touchscreen CDU version -- the CDUe -- for
the utmost in portability and ease-of-use at the camera. The CDUe application software is designed in
layers. Make a quick recording, save images to the internal or external SSD and playback slowly with just
a few touches. For more demanding applications, the CDUe helps you focus, set exposure, record and
playback with a wide range of powerful options. The bright display allows camera users to 'frame and
aim' at the camera -- no more towing around laptops or looking at large TV displays to optimize focus
and position. The i-SPEED 5 Series are the first cameras in this class to provide portable control with a
Intuitive, compact and easy-to-use software application
Change settings, frame rate and shutter speed, then record and instantly view the action at any speed
Save to internal or external swappable SSDs for fast, efficient saving and maximum up-time
Includes i-FOCUS and i-EXPOSE for optimal focus and setting of your optics
Innovative Low Light mode lets you easily switch between recording mode and setup mode
Set cameras to record in loop mode, then trigger internally, externally or automatically
PC Control Software Sets New Standard
The i-SPEED 5 Series is fully compatible with our innovative software – the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0. The i-SSS2 software is based on feedback from our users regarding their workflow and processes. The suite comes with multiple 'applications' optimized for whether you are working directly with one camera, multiple cameras, multiple cameras with the optional DAQ hardware modules, or working at your desk doing editing, motion analysis or presentations. Modern, modular and user configurable, the new Control and Control Multi-DAQ let you create image-based test environments for easy setup of your cameras and DAQ hardware. Make quick measurements at the camera, or for more extensive motion analysis, we have bundled ProAnalyst® by Xcitex -- the premier motion analysis software on the market. i-SPEED Movie Maker lets you quickly create movies from your high-speed videos, with fades, watermarks, ramps, titles and more. The applications work elegantly together for a truly revolutionary setup, test and data acquisition experience.*
*ProAnalyst and i-SPEED Movie Maker available with Premium bundle.
iX Cameras offers a wide range of i-SPEED accessories to meet the demands of all applications. Find everything you need right here from lenses to lights and data acquisition solutions. Or let us work with you to develop the system you need.