i-Speed Control Methods


High-Speed Video Cameras

CDU (Controller Display Unit)

The unique Olympus CDU incorporates a large 8.4″ high resolution LCD monitor, giving the user a compact and easy to operate system. No extra monitor or PC is required for operation.

The CDU provides interaction with an intuitive, user-friendly menu structure, allowing the operator to control the entire system. Settings can be changed by the simple press of a button – change the frame rate and shutter, then record and instantly review the action. Distance, velocity and angular displacement measurements are possible on the playback image. The ‚clip select editor‘ allows the user to quickly identify and save relevant image frames. Save only what you need to optimize download speeds and data file size.

Note: The i-SPEED CDU contains Mercury, please dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal laws

Dimensions 267 (W) x 210 (H) x 43mm (L)
Weight 1.25kg
Display 8.4″ LCD daylight viewing
Input Voltage 12V ± 10%
Power Consumption 8W Maximum

PC Connection

Control software is provided with all cameras to allow complete control from a PC or laptop. Directly connected via Ethernet, ‚live‘ images can be viewed from a position remote from the camera location.

To meet the software requirements of users at all levels, a number of options are available. These include Control Pro, Data Acquisition and GPS/IRIG Hardware modules.

Minimum PC Recommendations: Optimum PC Recommendations:
  • Windows 2000 operating system
  • 2GHz processor
  • 512Mb of memory
  • 20GB hard disk
  • High-speed graphics adaptor
  • 100 Base T Ethernet
  • Windows XP operating system
  • 3GHz processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • 500GB hard drive for video storage
  • High-speed graphics adaptor
  • 1Gb Ethernet

Joint CDU / PC operation

Cameras may be jointly operated by both CDU and PC where applications demand the best of both worlds. Users of multiple cameras, or cameras placed in restricted areas, use the CDU to set-up their cameras (adjusting focus, selecting frame and shutter speeds) and set them into the record cycle. The CDU is ‚hot connectable‘ and therefore a single CDU can be used to set-up multiple cameras locally. Once the cameras have been triggered and the test has been completed the user may simply download the video data from each camera via the Ethernet connection with the press of a single button. The CDU makes local set-up quick and easy, and the Ethernet connection allows for quick and reliable remote download.