Digital Video and Data Capture
video/ data acquisition
is the worldwide standard for controlling,
synchronizing, and automating digital high-speed
and industrial video cameras. With thousands
of installations worldwide, MiDAS software
is used by researchers, production line engineers,
scientists, doctors, and military range operators
to convert their video cameras into easy-to-use
motion capture systems.
is the world's leading expert on synchronizing video
and data. In 1998, we pioneered the first
MiDAS -- Motion and integrated Data Acquisition
System -- for high speed video cameras.
Why Video and Data together?
Data is like sound to a movie, filling in the gaps
between frames of video. The highest speed cameras
seldom record at rates beyond 20,000 fps, whereas
data can be acquired as fast as 1 MHz, or 1 million
data points per second.
While video provides a visual description of movement,
data acquisition adds even more detailed quantitative
information. Data sensors can measure what cameras
can’t see – air pressure, temperature,
voltage, etc. Capturing video and data together can
yield great insight into the behavior of transient
Per FrameTM Technology
Xcitex engineers invented the heralded Waveform
per Frame technology used in MiDAS 4.0. This technology
controls both the DAQ system and the camera from
a single master clock, accurately acquiring and synchronizing
multiple data points per video frame. Compare this
with other systems that have two separate clocks
synchronized around a triggering event. Waveform
per Frame technology
has been benchmarked against all other systems with
only high praise.