Redlake MotionPro X Series

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The MotionPro Y Series is replacing The X Series with advanced 2X light sensitivity, expandable to 16 of memory and HDMI interface

The Redlake MotionPro X Series camera

Redlake’s MotionPro X and MotionPro XPLUS camera systems offer the latest in high-speed motion analysis and come equipped with the most user-friendly features available on the market. These state-of-the-art imaging systems share many of the same benefits as their MotionPro HS predecessors, including rapid shutter speeds for research tests such as sports science and superior resolution for ultra-high speed ballistics and for biology, engineering, design and test requirements.

MotionPro X and MotionPro XPLUS systems have a wide variety of dynamic range options which make them ideal for Design, and Test (RDT) applications, Range, Aerospace, and Ballistics (RAB) and Research, including a unique and proprietary extended dynamic range mode (XDR). They also feature excellent sensitivity and frame rates, including a 1280×1024 resolution at 1000 or 2,000 fps (MotionPro X3Plus) for superior resolution at high speeds and a 512×512 resolution at 5000fps or 10,000 fps (MotionPro X4Plus) for reduced resolution at ultra-high speeds

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At A Glance

Fast Shutter Speeds

Fast frame rates over 2000 fps at full resolution to over 400,000 fps at reduced resolution depending on model

LabVIEW™ and MATLAB® plug-ins

Mac and PC compatible with LabVIEW™ and MATLAB® plug-ins


Up to 2352 x 1728 pixels.
Color and monochrome models available.

Gigabit Ethernet, USB2.0 and NTSC Video

Operate camera from remote locations via Gigabit Ethernet while using USB 2.0 for local monitoring.

Integrated and Synchronized Data Acquisition System(Option)

Sensor I/O DA Hardware and control software add the capability to Sync High-Speed Images with transducers, strain gauges, accelemeters, … and replay and store as one study

Low Light Camera Option

For maximum sensitivity, MotionPro monochrome cameras may be ordered with clear cover glass instead  of the standard IR Filter

Flexible Triggering and Recording Options

Enables record and capture of both controlled and intermittent events.

Analysis for engineers and researchers

LabVIEW™, MATLAB® and Adobe plug-ins

Intuitive Camera Control and Motion Analysis Software

Controls up to Four MotionPro cameras and accurately analyzes high-speed motion events on Windows 2000. WinNT-based software.

Gigabit ethernet and USB2.0 dual data interfaces
MotionPro X cameras come equipped with the latest high-speed gigabit ethernet (GigE) interface. Utilize ethernet hubs to separate the camera and the host computer by hundreds of meters or more, or network multiple cameras from a single host computer.

Also, simultaneously connect the GigE and USB2.0 interfaces for increased versatility. For example, connect a tablet PC through the USB2.0 interface for local setup, while operating the camera from a distance through a control PC connected via ethernet.

4GB on-board memory with fast and automatic downloading
This standard 4GB memory allows >3seconds recording time in the MotionPro X3 (1280×1024 at 1,000 fps), which has a full resolution of 1.3Mpixels, and MotionPro X4 (512×512 at 5,000 fps) systems, providing a 260K pixel resolution. Also, the recording time can be further increased by selecting a smaller region of interest.

Downloading the camera’s full 4GB memory is no longer limited by timing overheads associated with image compression and/or format conversions. Redlake’s MotionPro X software contains a fast download option for quickly moving images to a temporary file in the host computer. The conversion process to the desired output begins in the background while the user is free to move on to the next acquisition. The automatic download option eliminates the need for repeated user intervention in order to download data. Simply command the software to download once and stop, or to repeat acquisition-capture N times prior to stopping.

A host computer containing a fast hard drive and extra RAM further enhances downloading with the MotionPro X system.

Places zero restrictions on the location and size of the ROI
The ROI can be selected in increments of 1 in both x- and y- directions. Also, by reducing the capture size, the maximum frame rate can be increased. For example, MotionPro X3 cameras can achieve over 64,000 frames-per-second while MotionPro X4 achieves more than 200,000 frames-per-second at reduced resolutions.

The back panels of  MotionPro X cameras contain a Live Out BNC providing RS170 analog video signal (software configurable for NTSC or PAL output). Simply hook up the monochrome video in order to record at standard video rates or to monitor during setup/focus.

XDR and selectable bit ranges
By utilizing an advanced XDR (eXtended Dynamic Range) mode of MotionPro X3 and MotionPro X4 cameras, both dim and bright scenes can easily be acquired. While low light areas are boosted, saturated areas are minimized for effectively delivering better dynamic range.

Users can save the data either 8, 10 or more bits (when XDR is employed) per pixel to capture the maximum dynamic range.

Wireless PDA interface
MotionPro X cameras can also be controlled wirelessly from a user’s PDA*. Simply leave a host computer (e.g., laptop) tethered to the camera, which will in turn establish a wireless connection to the PDA. Then use a stylus to control the camera’s operations.

iPod® interface
MotionPro X camera systems allow users to download movies from their cameras to a (video) iPod for others to share and review on the go, freeing them of cumbersome PCs and laptops.

Segmented memory capture and time stamping
MotionPro X systems contains a special feature known as “Burst Record on Command” (BROC) in which the camera’s memory is segmented for capturing multiple image sequences (bursts) with an option to download all or selected sequences to the host computer.

MotionPro X camera systems also offer time stamping information which they store with images and/or movies. Simply select date, time, time from trigger, frame number, etc., to be displayed on the frame. For even more advanced range applications, MotionPro X cameras feature IRIG-B for synchronization among multiple cameras situated miles apart.

Database viewer
MotionPro X camera systems’ innovative Database Viewer located inside each camera’s software suite automatically saves images and movie files along with experiment controls. It also keeps track of any other external devices such as iPods, timing hubs and data acquisition systems, so users don’t have to keep track of settings. Users can also personalize each frame or the entire movie with their own comments/annotations.

Double exposure and 100nsec global shutter (Short Integration Option)
MotionPro X camera systems are the only high speed CMOS cameras capable of taking two distinct frames with inter-frame times of less than 100nsec. Fluid mechanics labs around the world are already exploiting the cameras’ double exposure capability at high frame rates for particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) applications.

MotionPro X cameras also contain powerful electronics that can shutter the CMOS down to 100nsec, which significantly reduces the motion blur of fast moving objects. Standard MotionPro X cameras allow shutter times down to 1 µsec.

LabView plug-ins
MotionPro X camera systems come equipped with LabView vis precisely for complex experimental setups at no additional cost. These vis rely on National Instruments IMAQ image capture and processing libraries. Note that the LabView interface is available only on PCs.

Macintosh interface
MotionPro X camera designs provide Mac-based MotionPro X software. All camera controls (except gigabit ethernet interface) are available for both Macs and PCs. However, an OS X (10.3 or later) is required for Mac operation.

Advanced triggering and circular buffers
MotionPro X cameras contain advanced triggering options, including a circular buffer capture that allows users to continuously record to the camera’s memory. When a software or hardware trigger arrives, it captures a pre-set number of frames into the memory before and after the trigger. Such data is invaluable in applications where pre-trigger status of the system under study helps prevent failures.

MotionPro X camera systems also come equipped with everything users need for high-speed image capture, including timing hubs, data acquisition systems and lighting aids.


Redlake MotionPro X Series Spec Sheets (PDF)

ModelImaging ArrayFrame Rate (fps)
X-3 & X-3 Plus data sheet1280 x 1024 2,000-128,000
X-4 & X-4 Plus data sheet512 x 51210,000-400,000
X5 & X-5 Plus data sheet2352 x 1728500-100,000
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