MallinCam is serious when it comes to video astronomy. Shouldn't you?
Introducing our latest technology with a new camera aimed towards the public outreach programs for Astronomy Clubs, Schools, Universities, Planetariums, Professional Observatories and educational institutes or for a advanced individual for public outreach program, the MALLINCAM HD-10 is here.
As a world first ever produced true HD High Definition live video camera for astronomical work,
output is HDMI. The new MallinCam HD-10 has a computer, memories and processor all built in the camera which can be used as a stand alone unit without any external computer assistance. If a user does want to use a computer however, the USB2 permits full camera control via computer and software. The MallinCam HD-10 is a true versatile astronomical video camera making it easy to operate.
The USB2 connectivity has dual function. It can be used for the camera mouse control and access the full built-in camera software without a computer or a user may choose to connect to computer for full control and image acquisition to a PC.
The back bone of this newest MallinCam Video Observational System is the use of a 2.1 megapixel High Performance, Back Illuminated, High Definition Sony CMOS sensor delivering 1 ms second up to 10 seconds of exposures for many popular deep sky objects, Planetary views, Lunar views, Solar observation (when used with proper solar filter) with spectacular results when observed on a HDMI monitor (user supplied) of any size ready to impressed your audience when viewing astronomical features on a large HD monitor in 16:9 resolution at 1080P.
For the first time, an HDMI camera is equipped with complete exposure and gain settings. It allows to exposure settings from 1ms to up to 10 seconds and 63 levels of gain adjustment making the sensitivity of the sensor up to 300 times higher.
Built in video and image Recorder via SD card (supplied) in 1080P.
Just click on the button to start recording 1080P videos at 30fps. The recorded video files will be saved to the high speed SD card directly built-in the camera. It also allows playback of the recorded videos from the SD card directly allowing a user to show the previous night observation when cloudy or rainy condition exist.
The Built-in Mouse control is the significant innovation of the MallinCam HD-10 embedding the application software inside the camera. The user can control the camera with just a mouse. There is no need for a PC.
The dual-core processor of the MallinCam HD-10 adopts a innovative FPGA dual-core processor, FPGA1 high-definition image quality processor and FPGA2 image output controller, to ensure high speed high quality images live.
3D Noise Reduction with up to seven times sampling (averaged stacking) is included. Increase of the exposure time increases the image noise. But the integrated fully adjustable 3D noise reduction function keeps the MallinCam HD-10 image always clean and sharp.
Image Comparison Function is available in the setting menu. An image can be chosen to compare with the live image and even moved around or have a Region of Interest (ROI) selected.
Get more Details with ROI Magnification Function. A series of image operation buttons on the right side of the screen allows the image to be flipped, rotated or a Region of Interest (ROI) to be selected. The ROI function can help to get more image details through magnification mode.
The MallinCam HD-10 embedded software is designed for ease of use. There are only two icons on the software starting screen, one for image capture and the other for the settings menu. It’s as intuitive as a smartphone.
Flat white color all Aluminum / Stainless Steel construction casing to avoid over heating during solar observation and daytime use.
- Auto / Manual Exposure
- White Balance Lock / Manual
- Exposure adjustment in 3 separate sections for ultra precision settings
- Sensor Gain in 63 steps ( up to 300 times sensor sensitivity increase)
- Gamma Adjustment
- Contrast Adjustment
- Saturation Adjustment
- RED Adjustment
- GREEN Adjustment
- BLUE Adjustment
- Brightness Adjustment
- Sharpness Adjustment
- Denoise (3D Noise reduction)
- Picture taking mode Button
- Video Filming Mode Button
- Horizontal Mirror
- Vertical Mirror
- ZOOM in
- ZOOM Out
- Division Cancel
- Cross Curve Green and Red selection
- Compare Picture
- Browser mode
Number of effective pixels: 1945 (H) × 1097 (V) approx. 2.13M pixels
Unit cell size: 2.9 µm (H) × 2.9 µm (V)
Type 1 / 2.8 Full HD mode
ADC: 12 bits
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- SD High Performance Card
- USB Cable
- HDMI cable
- 120 Volts AC power supply
- 1.25" Adapter
15.7 Oz (446 grams)
3.5"L X 2.25" H X 3.0" W
Power requirement: 12 Volts DC @2 amps
All Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction
Fully Hand Assembled one at a time.
Introduction Price: 899.99 US.