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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Phantom Flex High Speed Camera Rental Worldwide

The APV Tech centre is now renting a Phantom Flex camera kit worldwide for commercial production and industrial applications. The Flex high speed (super slow motion) slomo camera is capable of shooting 2570 fps in 1080 HD and up to 100,000 fps at lower resolution. The Flex is one stop faster and 2.5 times the speed of the Phantom HD Gold. The Phantom Flex in HQ mode produces very high image quality for all applications. APV always provides a qualified technician to ensure peak performance from the camera and maximise the effective time on set.

APV has a range of 18 Phantom cameras for hire which can be used for a number of applications. This year the Flex has been used on a range of assignments including underwater Olympic swimmers, the Australian Ballet, cyclone testing of windows and missile trials.

By Peter McManamny

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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Next Generation of Crash Test Engineers

Australia’s next generation of crash test engineers, bio-medical engineering students from Melbourne University, visited the Tech Centre in May this year. The 22 students along with their lecturer, Andrew Short a lecturer in Human Tissue mechanics at the University, were fascinated to see all the real world applications of the subject they had been learning about only in theory or with small scale laboratory experiments.

The students are working on new ways to evaluate Head Injury Criteria (HIC) and Nick Injury Criteria (NIC) as part of their masters in biomedical engineering. They have been conducting tests with eggs, for head impact assessment, and chicken neck and chicken legs for their tests to evaluate joint response to injury. 

The Tech Centre took the opportunity to show off their Phantom Flex High speed video equipment allowed the students to perform their ‘Egg drop’ tests whilst recording the action at 2000 frames per second. 

The APV Tech Centre is committed to supporting the students with events such as this and working with the local universities on collaborative research and development projects.