The Center carries on the legacy of Doc Edgerton's research and teaching by providing the Institute with a continuing expertise in high-speed and scientific imaging. Our facilities include a large studio space, a photographic darkroom, and a digital imaging studio equipped with an array of scanners, digital cameras, printers and plotters, and Macintosh computers.
In addition, we several technical digital cameras, including:
MASD PCI Motionscope, monochrome high-speed video at up to 8,000
images per second.
These systems are available for use by interested MIT researchers and instructors, and by students pursuing hands-on projects.
Each summer we offer a week-long course on high-speed imaging through the MIT Professional Institute. This subject (6.51s) is designed for scientists, engineers, and photographers who need to gather data on rapidly moving subjects and events for study, motion analysis, and trouble-shooting. Mornings are spent in the lecture hall learning the fundamentals for lighting, imaging technologies, and motion analysis. Afternoons are spent making high-speed images in the laboratory.
For MIT students, we offer the popular Strobe Project Lab (6.163) to 24 students each term, where students learn the fundamentals of high-speed imaging and apply these techniques to final projects of their own choosing. Two subjects are offered that investigate digital imaging and image manipulation, SP.757 in Fall terms, and SP.747 in Spring terms.