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Special features

Remote operation on land and underwater
Digital highspeed camera & steadycam
Extreme temperature conditions
Hand-held shooting
Crash box for hazardous environments

Remote operation:
The TyphoonHD5 highspeed-camera system offers remote operation:
-via 30m cable - no computer needed.
-via Gigabit Ethernet cable and a Notebook over a distance of 50 m (larger distances possible).

There is a life image and all camera functions can be controlled, such as trigger, shot reviewing, changes in frame rate, shutter speed, download (either to a magazine at the camera or to the notebook). Lens functions - iris, focus, zoom - can be set by remote control.

Using the UwaVisHD5 underwater housing, the camera can be similarly setup and remotely controlled underwater.

The compact size and the possibility of the stand-alone operation allows the TyphoonHD5 to work on a steadycam system. The combination of digital high-speed video and steadycam offers new challenges and enthralling possibilities.

Extreme temperature conditions:
Working for many hours in hot outdoor conditions, high-speed cameras and CMOS sensors tend to get extremely hot, which leads to picture artefacts and eventually to damage of the chip. Although the TyphoonHD5 monitors chip temperature and uses algorisms to fine-tune picture quality up to relative high temperatures, extreme temperature should be avoided. We designed a cooling system which allows to operate the camera under adverse conditions.

The TyphoonHD5 has also proven to deliver excellent results under extreme cold temperatures of -30°C, while shooting avalanches in the Canadian Rocky Mountains at high altitudes.

Hand-held shooting
The camera has been equipped with a hand grip with trigger and an electronic view finder for hand-held shooting. Due to the light weight of the camera - less than 5 kg - this allows quick and mobile shooting similar to a camcorder.

Crash box

Crash boxes might be used in conditions when slow-motion cameras are subject to sever physical hazards. The crash box for a high-speed camera has to meet various requirements, to keep the camera safe and its performance up during and sometimes hours after an impact until recovery.

ScienceMedia did construct boxes for this purpose. The ThyphoonHD5 was e.g. the first digital HD high-speed camera used to shoot an approaching avalanches while in its path [ Invisible Worlds, BBC ].