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