Osiris Camera

8-Bit image output

Up to 16MP

Standard OS

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The original world leading specialist

The Osiris Camera is the original world leading specialist camera designed specifically for use in infrared reflectography. Created in collaboration with the National Gallery (London), the Osiris was the first infrared imaging system to provide high-resolution, high-speed images in a portable camera. It’s provided the springboard for us to go on and develop our Apollo camera, a new standard in infrared reflectography.

Whether studying underdrawing, researching the history and provenance of a painting or documenting restoration works, the Osiris is a sensitive, high-resolution camera for infrared reflectography (IRR).

Captured on Osiris Camera

The Magdalen NG719 By Kind Permission Of The National Gallery (London). IR Image Captured With The Osiris, Pre-Restoration.

Captured on Apollo Camera

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The Magdalen NG719 by kind permission of the National Gallery (London). IR image captured with the Apollo, post-restoration.

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The Osiris camera is the original world leading specialist infrared reflectography camera. Created in collaboration with the National Gallery (London), the Osiris was the first infrared imaging system to provide high-resolution, high-speed images in a portable camera. It provided the springboard for us to develop our Apollo camera, a new standard in infrared reflectography.

Whether studying underdrawing, researching the history and provenance of a painting or documenting restoration works, the Osiris is a sensitive, high-resolution camera for infrared reflectography (IRR).

The Osiris features an internal mechanical scanning system to create high-quality, 16 megapixel images using a leading InGaAs line sensor. This is driven by a microcontroller at the heart of the camera to move the infrared sensor with precision and accuracy while it captures up to 64 individual reflectograms.

These are sent to a PC via USB connection where our dedicated software automatically assembles and stitches them into a full resolution reflectogram mosaic. Unlike other solutions, this level of automation requires no extra input from the user.

Zoom features within the software mean you can easily look at specific details and features, or you can use the selection tool to capture a set region of interest when investigating a painting.

The Camera

High resolution images (16 megapixel)

Object resolution down to 0.05mm (0.002 inches)

Single, finished image produced in minutes, without the need for further processing

User-selectable integration time

Selectable depth of field using lens aperture

Small enough to be carried in airline hand luggage

Standard lens; 200mm to infinity, while our optional Macro Lens accessory extends down to objects just 35mm in size

The Osiris comes packaged in a robust, wheeled flight case that is small enough to meet airline hand luggage restrictions. This makes it easy to transport the camera, whether it is to the next studio, or half way around the world.

The Software

Osiris’s control and automation software provides everything you need to acquire images in a single package. You can also use the Osiris Parameter Calculator to make setting up your equipment easier than ever. So long as you know the size of your painting, the Calculator makes it simple to find the optimum positioning and focus settings for the camera.

Automated stitching of 64 individual reflectograms

Automatic image calibration

Selectable integration time, from high quality to fast scan

Zoom features to study fine details

Fast focus mode to allow the best focus to be attained quickly

Black-level calibrations simply controlled by PC display

  • Operation Wavelength – 0.9 – 1.7µm
  • Sensor – InGaAs line array
  • Sensor Cooling – No
  • Lens – 6 element 150mm focal length F/5.6 – F45
  • Image Size – User selectable horizontally and vertically 512 x 512 to 4096 x 4096 pixels
  • Image Output – Bitmap
  • Integration Time – Fast scan 1 ms Slow scan 10 ms (50HZ mains frequency) 8.3 ms (60HZ mains frequency)
  • Full Image Acquisition Time – Fast scan: 2 minutes Slow scan: 10 minutes
  • Field of View – 40° Horizontal x 40° Vertical
  • Object Field – 200mm to infinity
  • Focusing – Fast preview on screen with zoom
  • Operating System – Windows™ 10 (PC not supplied)
  • Power Supply – 100-120V, 200-240V 50 60Hz
  • Interface – USB 2.0
  • Dimensions – 220x200x300mm (9″x8″x12″) at closest working distance
  • Case Dimensions – 250x450x550mm (10″x18″x22″)
  • Weight – 5kg (11lb)
  • Weight in case – 10.5kg (23lb)
  • Mechanical Interface – 1/4″ and 3/8″ tripod mount (tripod not supplied)
  • Storage temperature – 0°C – 50°C non condensing
  • Operating temperature – 10°C – 35°C non condensing

Osiris Camera Case Studies

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