Sofradir EC’s Introduces AstroScope Night Vision Module for Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

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AstroScope 9350-EOS Night Vision Module fits between the Canon C100’s camera body and lens retaining all lens functionality including image stabilization. The C100 delivers bright high resolution green images at night with the AstroScope 9350-EOS Night Vision Module attached.

Sofradir EC now offers a high performance AstroScope night vision module for use with the new Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera. Configured with the C100, the system produces full HD 1920x1080 video capability due to an 8.3MP CMOS sensor array with high sensitivity and low noise. With the AstroScope 9350-EOS, the EOS C100 camera delivers extraordinary green images of night-time scenes having full image format, high sensitivity and edge-to-edge sharpness. Because of its EOS design, the system can be configured with over 60 EF lenses and Canon’s EF Cinema Lens line-up.

With the AstroScope 9350-EOS Night Vision Module, the EOS C-100 can be used to perform many night-time imaging applications including investigative video recording, evidence gathering, television production, independent moviemaking, training and low-light event videography. Because the AstroScope fits between the camera body and EOS objective lens, all of the lens electrical connections are maintained and important lens features such as optical image stabilization remain fully functional even in night vision mode. This enables the videographer on-the-move to further benefit from the low-light performance, using shutter speeds that are otherwise too slow to prevent blur. In addition, optically stabilized night vision enables the night time photographer to generate sharper images with long lenses, sometimes a 3-4 F-stop improvement.

At the heart of the AstroScope 9350-EOS Night Vision Module is a central intensification unit that transforms dark, moonlit or starlit nights into bright green, high-resolution scenes. The modules deliver optimum performance, the sharpest detail and highest quality full-frame images with no vignetting, a common problem with other night vision configurations. The AstroScope night vision module is also available with a variable gain control enabling the night-time photographer to increase the brightness of the images when ambient lighting is such that images are otherwise too dark to photograph. Normally, the AstroScope delivers the equivalent of 8-10 F-stops light gathering improvement. With the variable gain feature, the available light amplification is further improved. In addition, when photographing relatively well-lit night-time scenes, the gain can be minimized to reduce image noise.

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Company Background
Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Sofradir EC, Inc., produces a line of night vision imaging modules as well as high performance infrared imaging systems. The company also develops and manufactures advanced thermal imaging detectors, engines and subsystems for use in a host of military and industrial imaging applications.

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Brooke Herbst
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