Tethered Head Series High Speed Cameras

Tethered Head Series High Speed Cameras

The remote head systems MH6 and Multi enables high-speed video in the tightest spaces with multiple synchronised views.

Supplier: Photron

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Technology type: High-speed Cameras

The Tethered remote head series from Photron has been designed to enable high-speed video in the most space constraint mounting locations. A central processing unit simplifies cabling to a camera head and the video recording and triggering is automatically synchronised. Photron’s Multi is built as a 2 head system (1280 x 1024 pixels/head @4800 fps) + main unit with a built-in data acquisition system (DAQ). The Multi offers remote control of lens focus/ iris via the optional MFT lens mount.

The MH6 system is ultra-rugged and consists of a main processor that can support up to 6 ultra-small heads. Typical applications include onboard car crash testing. The miniature (35.4mm x 35mm x 35.4mm, 100g) heads are fitted with very flexible cables to allow cable routing in tight spaces. The resolution is very good at 1920 x 1400 pixels/head  @750 fps. The MH6 processor has built-in backup SSD storage of 512GB. A special acceleration sensor can be used for triggering the recording when an impact has occurred. 

 (The heads are available in a colour or monochrome sensor version)

Application advice/support: We offer lighting and lenses tailored to each application and can work with you to achieve the best imaging results with your Photron camera.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers


  • Up to 6 miniature heads
  • 35.4mm x 35mm x 35.4mm, 100g/head
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 1000 fps
  • ISO 5.000 monochrome
  • GigE and USB3 image download
  • Compatible with 1" C mount lenses
  • Built-in accelerometer for triggering
  • 24GB RAM on-board
  • SDD solid-state storage backup
  • Seven or ten metre cables: processor <-> head


  • Two camera heads
  • 1280 x 1024 pixels @ 4800 fps
  • On-board DAQ system
  • Fibre connections with optional bulkhead connectors (vacuum)
  • MFT lens mount option = electronic focus/ iris (motorised zoom on a few lenses available)
  • High G rated 160G 10ms 6 axis

What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer



Framerate - fps

(@ full resolution)

Maximum framerate



Head dimensions


1280 x 1024




70mm (H) x 69mm (W) x 151.4mm (D)

Multi is fitted with DAQ for capturing synchronised data from sensors


1920 x 1400




35mm (H) x 35.4mm (W) x 35.4mm (D)

MH6 - onboard accelerometer for triggering

Colour and monochrome camera heads available for MH6 and Multi

Photron fastcam overview

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