Conventional high-speed cameras have been utilized for nearly eighty years and are widely accepted worldwide through continuous technological development to visualize fast occurring phenomena. In recent years, demand for using polarization in structural dynamics and high-speed object detection has been increased due to the advancement of robotics, clear film production and new materials testing technologies. On the other hand, traditional high-speed cameras lack any polarization sensitivity.

CRYSTA has been developed to be the first high-speed camera with polarization sensitivity, developed through over five years of research and development by the market leader in high-speed camera innovation; Photron.

The high-speed polarization image sensor was developed through combining a photonic-crystal micro polarizer array and conventional high-speed image sensor. Photron is committed to continually expand the area of high-speed imaging with this new concept of polarization.