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Video Spectroscopy in High Speed

Video Spectroscopy in High Speed

Video Spectroscopy in High Speed

Introducing the new ULTRIS 5 HFR with up to 75 Hz

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True video spectroscopy in high speed – The new ULTRIS 5 HFR (high frame rate) records and processes up to 75+ cubes per second with the 10 GigE version of our beloved ULTRIS 5 hyperspectral video camera! With a resolution of 290 x 275 Pixels and 51 channels in the range from 450-850nm, that’s a staggering amount of >300 Million data points per second.

Camera properties:

  • Hyperspectral Snapshot Camera based on Light Field HSI
  • Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 99.7 mm
  • Weight: 495g
  • Wavelength range: 450-850 (modifiable)
  • Spectral bands: 51
  • Spatial resolution: 290 x 275 pixel
  • Frame rate: up to 75 Hz
  • Readout: Global shutter

At Cubert, camera improvement is a continous process. From the optics, to the sensors, to our own CUVIS software suite with SDK, we are constantly reviewing and upgrading all aspects of camera development to insure our customer’s success.

Our latest development is the 10 GigE version of the ULTRIS 5. The camera features data cubes of 290 x 275 pixels and 51 spectral channels from 450 – 850nm, just like the standard version, but the difference is in the vastly increased frame rate. Equipped with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, the integrated Sony IMX250 sensor can unleash its full potential and deliver up to 89 fps, while retaining the typical 12 bit depth, typically needed for hyperspectral applications.

The camera plugs seamlessly into the CUVIS software suite and although it can be used with a regular Gigabit ethernet port, a port with a greater bandwidth is needed to get higher frame rates.

In our tests, we were able to record and save unprocessed hyperspectral cubes at 76 fps running on a desktop computer with a 10 Gbit/s PCIe network card and around 60 fps using a laptop with a 5 Gbit/s USB-C network dongle. (See the full specs on the following table). Live processing of the 290 x 275 single spectra was done at 33 fps on the desktop computer and with a little over 30 fps on the laptop respectively.

Despite having a somewhat bigger size than the standard ULTRIS 5, the new 10 GigE development is a huge leap forward and opens up many new use cases for hyperspectral video cameras.

In our demo video, we recorded with a laptop and reprocessed the data into four different visualizations: RGB true color, live spectra of two ROIs, Chlorophyll Absorption Integral (CAI), and CIR colored infrared.

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