SOURCE: Vision Research

Vision Research

March 29, 2010 12:11 ET

Vision Research Announces New Phantom® Camera Control Software

Software Package Boasts New Features and Enhanced Usability for Phantom Cameras

WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, proudly announces the availability of the next generation camera control software for use with the company's Phantom high-speed cameras. Called PCC (Phantom Camera Control), this new software package was designed to enhance the usability of the company's high-performance digital cameras and also activates a number of new in-camera features which add further versatility to the Phantom camera family. One of several new 2010 product improvements and solutions that complement Vision Research's digital high-speed camera lines, the PCC software package is available for download now at

Compatible with Windows 7, the PCC desktop software offers a redesigned and intuitive user interface which simplifies camera operation and control. Additionally, PCC gives users the ability to activate several new camera features, such as Image-Based Auto-Trigger and the ability for users to remotely control the focus and aperture of Canon EOS lenses. Remotely controlling focus and aperture requires the use of Vision Research's new Canon EOS lens mount and is an extremely useful feature, especially when manual operation is not feasible due to camera positioning, mounting, safety concerns or the environment.

Image-Based Auto-Trigger

First introduced on Vision Research's Phantom Miro eX line of handheld digital high-speed cameras, this useful feature is now available on the v210, v310, v12.1, v710 and v640. The Image-Based Auto-Trigger feature allows users to program the camera to automatically begin recording as soon as motion is detected within a specific point in the frame. This is ideal when events are happening too fast or are unpredictable where manual operation could lead to false or missed triggers. Users have extensive control over manually setting the Image-Based Auto-Trigger, including choosing where in the image to look for changes, how fast a change has to take place, as well as how much change must occur to initiate the trigger.

Furthermore, in addition to triggering the camera itself, the Image-Based Auto-Trigger can provide an external trigger signal, so that one camera can be used to trigger multiple cameras in complex setups.

About Vision Research

Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company prides itself on the sensitivity, high-resolution and image quality produced by its systems, robust software interfaces, and reliability and versatility of its camera family -- all which continue to stand as benchmarks for the high-speed digital imaging industry.

Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it's too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. 

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