The creator of the fps1000 cameraGraham Rowan carved out some time to answer a few questions posed by our readers and us about the upcoming camera release and what went into the development. The answers are thorough and paint a good image of what the process from idea to build has been like; along with pitfalls and industry insights. The interview is a bit long so grab a donut plus coffee and dig in!
The awaited update on the status of the fps1000 cameras has been posted on the Kickstarter page and once again it is twisting things up a bit by adding things, improving others and fixing some issues. The most important part of the update relates to what most backers are interested in which is the ship date and this update also starts to set a near time frame for building the first cameras and shipping them as soon as August 2015. While this date can move as it has in the past it seems that the hurdles for getting the improved from original design camera to buyers hands have been surmounted. It will be interesting to see how these cameras perform once in the field and what the software is like.
We dissect the status update point by point and after clarification from Graham rowan on a few issues regarding the hardware changes we are ready to share the insights. So lets dig in…→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
The development of the fps1000 high speed camera is heating up and it is advancing quickly and surprisingly well. The design was changed from a single board to two boards; with a logic and ports DSP processor and LCD controller on the Motherboard and a smaller sensor and memory combination daughterboard.
All the motherboard components for all the cameras “gold, silver, Platinum and 4k versions will be the same” This simplifies the design and testing/troubleshooting is reduced as only a single version of this board exists.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
Today the creator of the fps1000 Graham Rowan, has given a detailed set of pictures showing manufactured boards with memory and image sensors as well as an array of gold and silver sensors for the camera development and production.