FAQ

Low Light Camera

Can Nocturn be used during the day?

Can Nocturn be used during the day?

Yes, Nocturn cameras are suitable for day and night use.

What is the darkest condition Nocturn can reach?

What is the darkest condition Nocturn can reach?
Nocturn cameras work best up to starlight conditions which is comparable with night level 3.

What is night level ?

What is night level ?

The night level is a darkness condition that usually used in some of applications. Below is the list that describes the night level with the correspondence unit of illuminance.

Night level 1 : full moon condition, 40-1000 mlux

Night level 2 : half-moon condition, 10-40 mlux

Night level 3 : partial moon, 2-10 mlux

Night level 4 : clear starlight, 0.7-2 mlux

Night level 5 : overcast starlight, 0-0.7 mlux

Is Nocturn available in color?

Is Nocturn available in color?
Yes. Nocturn HD-SDI, Nocturn XS and Nocturn U3 are available in both color and monochrome.

Is the lens included as well?

Is the lens included as well?

We offer lens as accessories. 

 

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What is low latency?

What is low latency?

The term latency in camera means the time needed between recording the picture and sending the picture out of the camera. Specifically, low latency is desirable to observe the actual moment.

Can you provide another video output interface?

Can you provide another video output interface?

Our portfolio covers all the standard video output interfaces. However, if you require specific output interfaces that is not in our list, please reach us via customization section in the product page.

How can I get the user manual?

How can I get the user manual?

All documentations are available on our website. Alternatively, you could also reach Photonis Digital Vision team.

 

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How can I purchase the Nocturn?

How can I purchase the Nocturn?

You can contact our Sales to purchase Photonis products.

 

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I do not find the answer on my need, how should I proceed?

I do not find the answer on my need, how should I proceed?

We provide customization section on our product page to discuss in detail about your specific requirements or reach one of our team.

 

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What is the difference between passive and active low light cameras?

What is the difference between passive and active low light cameras?

The passive low light camera does not require any additional light where active low light camera does.

How is reached the sensitivity with the Nocturn versus camera with traditional CMOS?

How is reached the sensitivity with the Nocturn versus camera with traditional CMOS?

The LYNX sensor has a relatively large pixel size, so more light is received per pixel, and a low read out noise, resulting in a good image even in low illumination conditions.

Intensified Camera

Who can use the intensified camera?

Who can use the intensified camera?

Intensified cameras are meant for the users or integrators who are in need for an ultra-sensitive camera, we offer two types of intensified cameras namely ICMOS and iNocturn.

How does the intensified cameras work?

How does the intensified cameras work?

The intensified cameras is technology to multiply the sensitivity of CMOS sensor by adding an Image Intensifier Tube. We offer different type of Image Intensifier Tube with specific sensitivity spectra enabling the intensified cameras with a broad-spectrum range than standard CMOS could offer.

Can I use other commercial CMOS sensor/camera with ICMOS?

Can I use other commercial CMOS sensor/camera with ICMOS?

With ICMOS product family, we offer the flexibility to combine image intensifier tube and various CMOS sensor. Please reach our team to discuss further about your specific needs.

 

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What is gating?

What is gating?

Gating technology is used to protect the image intensifier tube by switching on and off the photocathode voltage. This gating capability also improves pictures quality to avoid over-exposure.

When should I use iNocturn?

When should I use iNocturn?

The iNocturn family is offering a broad range of applications. The requirement of higher sensitivity is the main issue that the iNocturn could solve.

 

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In iNocturn and ICMOS, how is made the fiber optics bonding between the tube and the camera, one fiber per pixel?

In iNocturn and ICMOS, how is made the fiber optics bonding between the tube and the camera, one fiber per pixel?

The fiber optic used in coupling does not have the same pitch as the pixel size, its properties are chosen to be optimal in transferring the image intensifier signal to the CMOS for each specific application.

Can we use an INocturn or an ICMOS during day?

Can we use an INocturn or an ICMOS during day?

Only SUV photocathode based INocturn and ICMOS can be used during the day.

Might a gated iNocturn be used with a laser to perform active imagery? How the synchronization with the laser pulse can be made?

Might a gated iNocturn be used with a laser to perform active imagery? How the synchronization with the laser pulse can be made?

Yes. Through the gating, the iNocturn is capable to actively gate the photocathode.

 

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