Research & Science

High Speed & Stop Motion Infrared Imaging

Researchers who want to stop motion on fast-moving targets, or freeze frame the thermal dynamics of targets that heat and cool rapidly, need thermal cameras that can do more than achieve fast frame rates. True high speed infrared imaging requires fast integration times – down to just microseconds – as well as the ability to capture data at 29,000 frames per second. Next generation infrared detectors now make it possible to record high speed data with the full 640 x 512 frame, meaning researchers can perform dynamic analysis of jet engine turbine blades, supersonic projectiles, explosions, and more, without losing areas of the frame to windowing.

Watching Bullets Fly with FLIR High Speed Thermal!

Watching Bullets Fly with FLIR High Speed Thermal!

We bring the FLIR x6900sc into the field to look at firearm mechanics, how body armor reacts to bullets, and catching a bullet in flight! The FLIR x6900sc is one of our highest frame rate thermal imaging cameras.

Tannerite + Watermelon + FLIR Thermal Camera = Stunning Imagery

Tannerite + Watermelon + FLIR Thermal Camera = Stunning Imagery

What do you get when you combine a tannerite filled watermelon and film it with a FLIR thermal imaging camera? A fun video! This was filmed using the FLIR SC6700 High Speed Thermal Imaging Camera.

High Speed FLIR Thermal of a 1911 .45ACP Pistol Shell Casing Ejection

High Speed FLIR Thermal of a 1911 .45ACP Pistol Shell Casing Ejection

Shot at 1100 frames per second, this is footage of a shell casing ejecting from a 1911 .45ACP Pistol. Filmed using a FLIR SC6813.

1000 FPS Thermal Video from the FLIR X6900SC!

1000 FPS Thermal Video from the FLIR X6900SC!

Nothing like 1000 FPS thermal.

FLIR Thermal Water Wig

FLIR Thermal Water Wig

Using a FLIR x6900SC we pop a water balloon over someone's head in an attempt to create an infrared "water wig" - check it out!

Recommended Products

FLIR X8500sc SLS LWIR
FLIR X8500sc SLS LWIR

High-Speed HD LWIR SLS Camera

FLIR X6570sc
FLIR X6570sc

High Speed LWIR Performance Camera

FLIR X6900sc MWIR
FLIR X6900sc MWIR

High Performance MWIR InSb Camera

High Speed IR Resources
High Speed Thermal Cameras – the Need for Speed
High Speed Thermal Cameras – the Need for Speed

Infrared cameras capture thousands of points of high speed thermal measurement, showing you exactly where heat is flaring up, and how fast.