XCD-SX910CR progressive scan, IEEE 1394 camera is the
latest addition to join Sony's growing line up of digital,
high-speed cameras. This new digital camera satisfies
the demand for high speed, color, progressive scan cameras
and are ideally suited for those customers who need
(a) a progressive scan camera that can achieve 30 frames/sec
in color; (b) high resolution of 1280 x 1024 in an industrial
housing; and, (c) access to the raw pixel values so
customers can do their own color processing. The "CR"
in its model number stands for "Color Raw".
This new "CR" model uses a CCD with a color
mask (commonly called a "Bayer filter") and
output the "raw color" pixel values in 8 or
10 bit to be converted to a color image on the computer.
The color conversion that takes place in the computer
is supported by Sony's new IEEE 1394 software and most
3rd party Firewire® compatible software (e.g., Matrox,
National Instruments and Unibrain).
High frame rate and high rate
Separate gain for red, green
and blue pixels to maximize the color S/N ratio
Color conversion process handled
by a computer (not by the camera)
Multiple Cameras can be synchronized
at full frame rate with trigger and will self- synchronize
to the common Firewire compatible bus clock
Fast software trigger
Allows for multiple cameras on
a single bus in 8-bit mode
(less bandwidth per camera)
Binning 1 x 2 and 2 x 2 for high
frame rates and high sensitivity in monochrome