High-Speed Video Camera HPV-2

HyperVision HPV-2

Shimadzu Corporation's High-Speed Video Camera HyperVision HPV-2 offers world-class ultra-high-speed video recording of up to one million frames per second. 

The HPV-2 permits recording of ultra-high-speed phenomena not previously possible in a wide variety of fields that require high-speed image capture, such as materials failure, fluid dynamics, combustion, and sports science.

1. Ultra-high-speed recording of up to one million frames per second.

This newly developed IS-CCD*1 achieves ultra-fast recording speeds of up to one million fps. 

*1 The IS-CCD is Shimadzu's unique CCD with image storage incorporated into the sensor chip to permit high-speed image recording. 

* Patent US 6972795, US 7176972, EP/NL/GB/FR 1278246, DE 60104000.7 

This product's IS-CCD image sensor was jointly developed in collaboration with Kinki University's Professor Takeharu Etoh.

2. Ultra-high-speed and high spatial resolution

With a conventional high-speed video camera, the spatial resolution drops off as the recording speed is increased. However, the HPV-2 spatial resolution does not deteriorate at high frame rates. It maintains excellent 312 x 260-pixel resolution at all recording speeds to permit detailed analysis of high-speed phenomena.

3. HPV-2 can capture a wide range of high-speed phenomena with the high sensitivity CCD.

A highly sensitive image sensor is essential to capture ultra-high-speed images using extremely short exposure times. The IS-CCD incorporates a high-sensitivity design that expands the light sensitive area per pixel to handle recording of a variety of high-speed phenomena.

4. Easy-to-use, multifunction software

Dedicated software in the control unit allows recording to start immediately after performing a few simple settings. Recorded images can be saved in general image formats such as AVI, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and 16-bit TIFF.


Recording method IS-CCD image sensor
Resolution 312 (horizontal) x 260 (vertical) pixels
Frame storage 100 frames
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Color, Gradations Monochrome, 10 bits1)
Recording speed 30 fps to 1,000,000 fps
Exposure time 1/2,1/4,1/8, or OFF(3/4) of recording intervals (1/2, 1/4, and OFF only for exposure times of 1µs)2)
External trigger input TTL (positive/negative), switch closure
Trigger mode Set trigger point at any desired frame
Recording format 10-bit dedicated format, BMP, AVI, JPEG, TIFF (16-bit format supported)
Synchronous Recording Synchronous recording with up to 4 units
  1) 10 bit is used to identify the data format, however data precision is not guaranteed.

2) These exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure ratios for all photographic speeds.

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