How fast is your DSLR's frame rate? Does it shoot at 4.4 trillion FPS? Doubtful, but researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a a system they call "sequentially timed all-optical mapping photography" or STAMP for short. Shooting at 450x450 pixels with a record breaking frame rate of 4.4 trillion they are able to tote the worlds fastest camera title. The process is beyond my thought process but the entire system and the future of where cameras are heading amazes me. The process they have created with STAMP initially takes single shots that then are translated into a movie via software on the computer.
STAMP offers results that up to 1,000 times faster than existing high-speed cameras.
"It is a promising invention because these cameras can be utilized in various fields," says study author Keisuke Goda from the university. In their initial trials they were able to capture the conduction of heat which is at the speed equivalent to one-sixth the velocity of light. Being able to use this type of camera in auto and semiconductor factories along with advances in ultrasonic therapy [WSJ] along with the possibilty to advances in ultrasonic therapy.
The advances in this area are astounding and continue to be matched by the next process that is created by teams like University of Tokyos. What would you do with 4.4 trillion frames per second?
[via IFL Science]