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The Cameras of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa


Thirteen Phantom® Digital Cameras provided
the Ultra-Slow Motion Coverage

Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems, announced that thirteen of the company's Phantom® digital high-speed cameras are providing the exclusive ultra-slow motion coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The use of Vision Research's digital high-speed cameras at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as at other recent high-profile events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl and World Series, is yet another testament to the performance, reliability and impact that the company's Phantom digital high-speed camera technology continues to have on the live sports broadcast industry.

"Our entire organization is buzzing knowing that our Phantom cameras will be providing the ultra-slow motion replay for the world's most watched sporting event," said Rick Robinson, divisional vice president - marketing. "Ultra-slow motion replay has evolved significantly over the past decade, and Vision Research is proud to be at the forefront of that evolution with our Phantom digital high-speed cameras. For Vision Research, ultra-slow motion is about conveying emotion and leaving viewers at home with a lasting impact that will have them talking about an event or play that was merely a few seconds long, for weeks or even years to come."

The range of Vision Research digital high-speed cameras in place at the month-long tournament, held from June 11, 2010 through July 11, 2010, includes eight Phantom v640s and five Phantom HDs. Vision Research’s Phantom v640 and Phantom HD are two of the most versatile, highest-performing digital high speed cameras on the market today. With maximum resolutions of 2560x1600 and 2048x2048, respectively, the Phantom v640 and Phantom HD provide high resolution imagery and maximum detail. When used at full-HD resolution, the Phantom v640 can record at speeds of 2.700 frames-per-second (fps) and the Phantom HD can record at speeds up to 1.000 fps.

About Vision Research

Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company prides itself on the sensitivity, high-resolution and image quality produced by its systems, robust software interfaces, and reliability and versatility of its camera family -- all which continue to stand as benchmarks for the high-speed digital imaging industry.

Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it's too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.visionresearch.com. Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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SOURCE: Vision Research, Market Wire, Real Vision