Watch NASA’s new High Dynamic Range Stereo X camera record a rocket test


You’ll be mesmerised as you watch this footage of Orbital ATK’s QM-2 solid rocket booster test, recorded by NASA’s High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera.

NASA says its HiDyRS-X camera records high-speed, high dynamic range footage in simultaneous multiple exposures, which the space agency uses to analyse rocket engine tests.

Traditional high-speed video cameras are limited to shooting in one exposure at a time, but the HiDyRS-X camera can record multiple high-speed video exposures at the same, combining them into a high dynamic range video that exposes all areas of the recorded image.

This enables NASA’s scientists to perform comprehensive analysis.

Another interesting feature of the HiDyRS-X camera is that camera exposure is controlled at the chip/pixel level and then integrated into a high-speed video camera.

You’re probably looking at your DSLR right about now and feeling inadequate. Don’t worry, so are we.


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