- The HYTAX II instrumentation camera is an advanced, high speed
continuous recording camera designed for the photography of rapid transient phenomena using streak
or synchro-ballistic techniques. The HYTAX system has gained wide acceptance in defense
and scientific facilities throughout the world. The HYTAX II incorporates many system
improvements that further enhance effectiveness and user benefits.
- A continuous film movement and a choice of six stationary narrow slit
apertures are key features of the HYTAX design. The slit aperture extends across the film
width, perpendicular to the direction of film travel. Slit width may be varied by means of interchangeable
masks to provide a wide range of exposure control. The HYTAX II design enables
positioning of the slit close to the surface of the film. In this way the slit can function as a focal plane
shutter. The result is a continuous film recording of the entire duration of the test event
with exposure time expressed in microseconds.
- While framing type cameras may miss significant data during closed
shutter periods, the HYTAX II provides 100% time resolution. HYTAX II cameras large
image size and high resolution data, free from image-motion blur. they are entirely electronically self
contained, providing operational flexibility and easy setup.