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MEMRECAM MX

The world's most versatile onboard and offboard camera system designed for critical dynamic applications.

The nac MEMRECAM MX is a robust, turnkey solution for multi-camera onboard and offboard automotive testing and occupant safety applications. Each system supports up to eight, tightly synchronized camera views, and integrates seamlessly with all current and legacy MEMRECAM imaging systems.

The MX Series utilizes extremely light sensitive image sensors, providing brilliant images complete with up to 8GB per camera view of memory and built-in memory backup protection. The Control Unit provides power, communications, trigger and synchronization for up to eight M-Cam's, and provides the interconnect technology for integration with all MEMRECAM platforms. All components are compact, light weight, and ruggedized.

The versatile MEMRECAM MX high speed camera system is a truly ideal solution for all automotive testing needs.

Additional Product Details

Features

  • 5 Different Camera Head Options Freely Configurable for Different Applications
  • Full HD @ 2,000FPS (M-Cam/M-CamMFT)
  • Ultra-Small, Lightweight Camera Head Options
        -25x25x45mm, 60g (M3-Cam)
        -15x16x16mm, 15g (μ-Cam)
  • Phenomenal Light Sensitivity
  • Lens Mount Options: C-Mount and MFT-Mount (M-Cam/M-CamMFT)
  • "On Board", Hi-G Camera Head Options
  • "Off Board", Ruggedized Camera Head with Remote Control
  • Ultra-Small, Lightweight Camera Heads
  • Reliable Thin Cable 7mm (OD) up to 40m Long
  • Built-in Memory Backup
  • Electronic Shutter
  • Hi-G Compact Control Unit (4 or 8 Camera Ports)
  • Multiple Camera Operation with Precise Synchronization
  • Camera Control, Viewing and Setup via PC or Tablet (Wired/Wireless LAN)
  • MEMRECAM MX System is Backward Compatible with all MEMRECAM Platforms
  • Cameras can be Triggered by Shock Using Built-in G-Sensor

Correspondence with New Regulations
Number of onboard high-speed cameras is specified with the latest regulations, such as Euro NCAP and IIHS. The MX-5 8ch Control Unit meets the requirements. There are five camera head options selectable and freely configurable depending on applications.

Front panel of MX-5 8ch Control Unit

Extensive Lineup of Ultra Small Camera Heads
In order to meet the customer demand in automotive industry, we have downsized a body of the small camera head (M2-Cam) further. Now the M3-Cam is available. Size of the M3-Cam is just 25 x 25 x 45mm and its weight is 60g, while the camera provides 1280 x 1024-pixel images up to 1,000fs. There are 5 NF-mount lenses available with different focal lengths from Super wide 4mm to 16mm. It is also possible to perform the optical distortion correction. The M3-Cam consists of mini camera head and separate custom adapter, which equips 4GB memory for recording plus 64GB SSD for storage and memory backup battery to secure data under severe test environments up to 200G.

Photo demonstrating M2-Cam and M3-Cam size difference
Left: M2-Cam, Right: M3-Cam

The smallest, μ-Cam now available
The μ-Cam is the smallest high-speed camera head available in the world. It has been popular as a camera head option of nac Q5 and GX-5 systems. Now the μ-Cam has joined the MX series camera head lineup with a new feature of Autostorage (64GB) to secure the recorded data.

Photo showing tiny μ-Cam resting on fingertip
μ-Cam

The M-CamMFT, Allrounder for Off Board Applications
The M-CamMFT is designed for Off Board use. This camera head is compatible with Micro Four Thirds optics. This enables electric control for focus, aperture, and zoom with Micro Four Thirds lenses from remote locations such as the ceiling of crash test sites, underground pits, remote shooting of military applications, etc.

Photo of M-CamMFT high speed cameras
M-CamMFT

Micro Four Thirds icon

Photo of all MX system camera types/sizes
Left to Right: μ-Cam, M3-Cam (Angle), M3-Cam (Straight), M2-Cam, M-Cam, M-CamMFT

Reliable Thin Cable
The Camera Cables are thin and reliable. Its outer diameter is 7mm and can be extended up to 40m long. 360°rotatable connector also provides users with more freedom of installing the camera heads and cables in the limited space.

Viewfinder Remote Control
You can connect the tablet terminal with wired/wireless LAN, adjust the angle of view and set the shooting conditions. After shooting, distance and angle analysis are possible without downloading the data to the control PC to check the test results quickly.

Focus assist

Auto brightness

Focus Assist

Auto Brightness

Framing Assist
Framing Assist with Overlay

Auto Focus
Auto Focus

Ideal Multi-Camera System for Automotive Safety Applications
The MEMRECAM MX is a robust, flexible, reliable, turnkey solution for multi-camera onboard and offboard automotive testing and occupant safety applications. The smallest camera head, μ-Cam is added to the lineup of camera heads and this enables visualizing what happens under a hood, inside doors, around pedals, underneath of vehicle, and others when the crash event occurs.

Side Image Test shot by off Board Camera

Airbag Deployment show by On Board Camera

Side Impact Test shot by Off Board Camera

Airbag Deployment shot by On Board Camera

Chart showing the various frame rates of MX system components

Specifications

Five Camera Heads

M-Cam

M-Cam High Speed Camera Head

The M-Cam is designed for both "On Board" and "Off Board" use, making it the most flexible camera head available. This camera head operates via a single cable that can range in length from 5m to 40m long and offers full HD resolution at up to 2,000 fps.

M-CamMFT

M-Cam MFT Off Board Camera

The M-CamMFT is designed for "Off Board" use. This camera head is compatible with Micro Four Thirds optics. This enables electric control for focus, aperture, and zoom with Micro Four Thirds lenses while maintaining phenomenal light sensitivity and full HD resolution at 2,000 fps. The M-Cam MFT enables lens control from remote locations such as the ceiling of crash test sites, underground pits, remote shooting of military applications, etc…

M2-Cam

M2-Cam On Board Camera Head

The M2-Cam is designed for "On Board" applications where size limitations are a consideration. The M2-Cam offers mega pixel resolution, high frame rates, and incredible light sensitivity in a package that enables imaging in areas that are otherwise inaccessible

M3-Cam

The M3-Cam is designed for "On Board" and "Off Board" use where the compact size of camera head is critical. The camera offers the same great image quality as the M2-Cam in half the volume utilizing NAC;s custom adapter and separate mini camera head.

M3-Cam Head and Cable

Close up of M3-Camera Head

μ-Cam

The μ-Cam (micro-cam) is no doubt the smallest high-speed camera head in the world (15x16x16mm). The camera is designed for “On Board” applications where conventional cameras cannot be installed due to their larger form factor. This tiny micro-cam provides 640x456 pixel images up to 500fps (max. frame rate: 1000fps).

Micro-Cam camera head resting on finger tip

Micro-Cam camera head and cable

MX-Series Camera Heads
M-Cam M-CamMFT M2-Cam M3-Cam μ-Cam
Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 2,000 fps
1920 x 512 @ 5,000 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 2,000 fps
1920 x 512 @ 5,000 fps
1280 x 1024 @ 1,000 fps
640 x 480 @ 4,000 fps
1280 x 1024 @1,000fps
640 x 480 @4,000fps
640 x 456 @500fps
640 x 210 @1,000fps
640 x 416 @1,000fps*
Light Sensitivity ISO 8,000 (Color)
ISO 32,000 (Mono)
ISO 8,000 (Color)
ISO 32,000 (Mono)
ISO 2,000 (Color)
ISO 10,000 (Mono)
ISO 2,000 (Color)
ISO 10,000 (Mono)
ISO 2,000 (Color)
ISO8,000 (Mono)
Memory 4GB/8GB (can be segmented up to 16 times) 8GB (can be segmented up to 16 times) 4GB (can be segmented up to 16 times) 4GB (can be segmented up to 16 times) 4GB (can be segmented up to 16 times)
Bit Depth 8bit / 10bit 8bit / 10bit 8bit / 10bit / 12bit 8bit / 10bit 8bit / 10bit
Lens Mount C-Mount MFT-Mount (Micro Four Thirds) C-Mount NF-Mount M10.5 Special Mount
Dimensions W75 x H55 x D55mm W80 x H66 x D55mm W33 x H33 x D45mm W39 x H25 x D29mm (Angle)
W25 x H25 x D45mm (Straight)
W33 x H33 x D110mm (Adapter)
W16 x H16 x D27mm (Angle)
W15 x H16 x D16mm (Straight)
W33 x H33 x D110mm (μ-MX ADAPTER)
Weight 470g 550g 100g 60g (Camera Head)
200g (Adapter)
15g (Camera Head)
200g (μ-MX ADAPTER)
Camera Cable OD 6.9mm;
Length 5m/10m/20m;
Max. 40m with an ext. cable
OD 6.9mm;
Length 5m/10m/20m;
Max. 40m with an ext. cable
OD 6.9mm;
Length 0.6m/5m;
Max. 15m with an ext. cable
OD 5mm;
Length 3m (b/w M3-Cam & M3-Cam Adapter);
OD 6.9mm;
Length 5m/10m/20m (b/w M3-Cam Adapter & MX-5)
OD 3.7mm;
Length 2m (b/w μ-Cam & μ-MX Adapter);
OD 6.9mm;
Length 5m/10m/20m (b/w μ-MX Adapter & MX-5)
Data Security Autostorage - 64GB SSD;
plus Memory Back-up (60 min.)
Autostorage - 64GB SSD;
plus Memory Back-up (60 min.)
Autostorage - 64GB SSD;
plus Memory Back-up (20 min.)
Autostorage - 64GB SSD;
plus Memory Back-up (60 min.)
Autostorage - 64GB SSD;
plus Memory Back-up (60 min.)
Impact Resistance 150 G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
200 G (6 axis) Half Sign 7ms
50G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms 150 G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
200 G (6 axis) Half Sign 7ms
150G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
200G (6 axis) Half Sign 7ms
150G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
Use On Board and Off Board Off Board Only On Board and Off Board On Board and Off Board On Board and Off Board

*Advanced sampling mode

Two Control Units

Photo of Four Port Control Unit

Four (4) Port Unit

  • Hi-G, Compact, Light Weight
  • Up to 4 cameras
  • Flexible and thin cable up to 40m long
  • Remote Multi-Camera Control
  • Backward Compatible with All MEMRECAM Platforms

Photo of Eight Port Control Unit

Eight (8) Port Unit

  • Hi-G, Compact, Light Weight
  • Up to 8 cameras
  • Flexible and thin cable up to 40m long
  • Remote Multi-Camera Control
  • Backward Compatible with All MEMRECAM Platforms

 

MX-5 Control Units
Four (4) Port Unit Eight (8) Port Unit
Camera Ports Four (4) Eight (8)
Dimensions W195 x H60 x D160mm W195 x H70 x D180mm
Weight 3.3kg 3.6kg
Multi-Camera Control via PC and Tablet (wired/wireless LAN) via PC and Tablet (wired/wireless LAN)
Impact Resistance 150 G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
200 G (6 axis) Half Sign 7ms
150 G (6 axis) Half Sign 11ms
200 G (6 axis) Half Sign 7ms

Options

The nac MEMRECAM MX is a kind of tailor-made system for various multi-camera applications. Two Control Units, Five Camera Heads, and cables of different lengths can be configured for your unique demand.

Please consult nac authorized sales representatives to configure the unique system for you.

Control Unit
  • MEMRECAM MX-5 DRP 4ch/8ch*l
Camera Head Options
  • M-Cam Color/Monochrome*, 8GB
  • M-CamMFT Color/Monochrome*, 8GB
  • M2-Cam Color/Monochrome*, 4GB
  • M3-Cam Color/Monochrome*, Angle/Straight*, 4GB
  • μ-Cam Color/Monochrome*, Angle/Straight*, 4GB
Standard Accessories for MX series
  • AC Adapter (Power Supply) for Control Unit
  • J3 Cable, simplified/full-wired version*
  • M-Cam Camera Cable Angle/Straight*, 5m/10m/20m*
  • M-Cam Extension Camera Cable 30m
Other Optional Accessories
  • M2-Cam Hi-G Bracket
  • nac Hi-G Lens 11.5mm
  • Hi-G Battery
  • GX-HUB, 4 camera ports, 1 uplink port
  • GX Remote Cable 3~100m*

*Selectable at the time of ordering
Specifications described above are subject to change without notice.

Example setup of eight port high speed camera system

Example setup for four port high speed camera system

MEMRECAM MX Data Sheet

MEMRECAM MX Data Sheet