Forward Motion Compensation (FMC)

 

The Phase One Forward Motion Compensation (FMC) option enables users to compensate for image blurring occurring as a result of slower shutter speeds, faster flight speeds or higher GSDs.

Solutions to answer your needs

One of the greatest challenges in the aerial photogrammetry industry is the cost of image acquisition. With a limited number of flight days and hours available, solutions that increase the available time also increase additional profit. Phase One's answers these needs by providing a forward Motion Compensation option for its high resolution, medium format camera, extending the available time for image acquisition.

Why FMC?

You invest in a system that enables you to take on a variety of assignments. Flexibility and durability are key choices in a system that delivers what you need day after day. Among the requirements of many government contracts today is an aerial camera equipped with FMC capability. Adding this option ensures that your sensor system meets the needed specifications and provides you with the tools to extend your abilities.

New system or upgrade

The iXA FMC is available either as an option with the purchase of a new iXA system or as an upgrade to an existing Phase One iXA 80 or 60 MP camera system or iXA 60 MP Achromatic camera. The option is available through authorized Phase One Industrial representatives. Its list price is 10,000 USD or 8,000 EUR both for new or for existing iXA cameras.

Activating an FMC license

The FMC option can be installed as an upgrade for the iXA camera that you already own. After purchasing the upgrade through your dealer, the activation can be done by sending your camera to Phase One for upgrading or Phase One can send you an activation code which enables you to activate the option in the field by yourself. The license activation process is done from a Windows PC with a FireWire cable and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Cameras supported

Phase One iXA180, iXA160, iXA Achromatic

More information

You can learn more about the FMC option for the iXA camera by reading the FMC FAQ or contacting your Phase One Industrial dealer.

 

FMC FAQ

About the Phase One FMC Option

What is the Phase One FMC option?

The Phase One FMC option is a digital method of compensating for an aircraft's movement over the ground below while the image is being captured. The option eliminates the smearing or blurring effect that comes as a result of using slower shutter speeds, faster flight speeds or higher GSDs.

How does the Phase One FMC option work?

The Phase One FMC solution employs Time Delayed Integration (TDI) to compensate for image blurring occurring as a result of slower shutter speeds, faster flight speeds or higher GSDs.

Which cameras are supported with the FMC option?

The FMC option is available for use with the 80 and 60 MP camera systems as well as the 60 MP Achromatic cameras.

I already own an iXA. Can the option be installed into an existing camera?

Yes. The Phase One iXA FMC option is sold either as part of a new system or as an upgrade to an existing camera. You can choose to either send your camera to a service center for upgrading or install it yourself in the field with a license activation application. You must use a Windows-based PC connected to the camera with a FireWire cable to use the activation software.

Which lenses work with the FMC option?

The Phase One FMC works with Schneider-Kreuznach FS (fast sync) lenses. FS lenses are available in 28 mm, 55 mm, 80 mm, 110 mm, 150 mm and 240 mm focal lengths. When the FMC option is not enabled, you can use the Schneider-Kreuznach LS lenses or Phase One digital lenses.

What shutter speeds work with the FMC option?

The FMC option is designed to work between 1/100 - 1/1600 second. The FMC option is disabled when the camera is set to shutter speeds above or below that range.

 

Pricing and Availability

How can I get the Phase One FMC Option for iXA?

You can order a new iXA aerial camera with FMC installed, or in the case of an upgrade, you can order the upgrade through your local dealer and perform an upgrade in the field or send the camera to a service center for an upgrade. The FMC option is available now.

What is the price for the Phase One iXA FMC option?

The Phase One iXA FMC option is available through authorized Phase One Industrial dealers. Its list price is 10,000 USD or 8,000 EUR both for new or for existing iXA cameras.

 

Additional Information

How do I activate my FMC license?

After purchasing the FMC option through your dealer, you will be provided with a license activation application, which you will need to run on a Windows-based PC attached to the camera with a FireWire cable. Complete instructions are available in the downloads section of the industrial.phaseone.com website.