Fastec Imaging’s TS5 high-speed camera records high-speed mining and blasting events


Fastec Imaging’s TS5 handheld high-speed camera enables you to record all of your mining and blasting operations. Using slow motion replay, you can analyze and troubleshoot events you have been missing with normal speed video. High-speed imaging is used to determine the effects of blasts or the actual firing times of blast holes and the nature of the rock movement. Delay detonators provide the timing blasts needed under specific blasting conditions. Blast holes firing at incorrect times reduce rock fragmentation, effect blast movement, and can increase blast vibrations. This handheld, portable, battery operated camera with a large built-in LCD touch screen and an intuitive on-screen menu system puts the power of both a traditional high-speed camera and long-record system into the palm of your hand. The TS5 is a true point-and-shoot high-speed camera solution with four models to choose from, boasting crisp, clean video from 2560 x 2080 @ 230fps to 800 x 600 @ 1650fps, there is a TS5 to fit your application needs. All models record over 3200 fps at VGA resolution and more than 29,000 fps at smaller resolutions. Saving images at ultra-fast speeds to the onboard media while simultaneously recording high-speed bursts of hundreds or even thousands of images at a time, the TS5 is always ready for the next high-speed snapshot. With a base model starting below $13,000, the TS5 is a cost-effective solution to record high-speed events for slow motion analysis.

Built for flexibility and ease of use, the TS5 can be operated as a self-contained camera or controlled over Gigabit Ethernet via Fastec FasMotion software on your PC/Mac, or via the built-in web interface on your PC, Mac, tablet, or even your smartphone. The FasMotion application makes workflow a breeze with transfers of uncompressed images via Gigabit Ethernet at rates of 50–80MB/s to most PCs. The TS5 features both a USB port and an SD port for quick and easy image downloads to USB flash drives, SD cards, or portable hard drives. The built-in SSD provides up to 2TB of lightning-fast non-volatile internal storage.


Fastec Imaging is a global supplier of digital high-speed imaging systems, based in San Diego, CA. The company specializes in uniquely portable and affordable high-speed camera systems, including handheld point-and-shoot systems, compact PC-controlled cameras, and long duration record systems used in many industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging, pulp & paper, mining & blasting, energy, aviation, scientific, academic, athletics, and artistic and commercial video production. For more information, visit the Fastec Imaging website at, email us at [email protected], or call +1 858.592.2342.

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