Please note that Casper is now manufactured and distributed by Prospectors (in Sydney) as part of their CoreSafe product line. For any enquiries please get in touch with Steve Keast.
A Turnkey Core Photography System
Casper is a mobile, light-weight and field-tested core tray photography package for core sheds that includes all hardware and software to get you started. Casper has been collecting hundreds of thousands high-quality core photographs since it was released in January 2020. The feedback from logging geologists has been very positive because Casper is comfortable to use and captures great photographs. Casper follows a 'camera-to-core' principle where, instead of a fixed core photography station, a mobile frame rolls along roller racks over the core trays to consistenly acquire high quality imagery.
Casper is a modular system, which means it can be customised to perfectly match the width of flat roller racks (min gauge 575mm, max gauge 700mm). It's even possible to transform Casper into a fixed camera station by replacing its wheels for feet that allow it to be directly attached to a roller rack. Additionally, we can acommodate any other customisations to meet the client's requirements due to in-house CAD (computer aided design) and 3D printing capabilities.
Casper is compatible with cloud-enabled core photography management services such as IMAGO. Alternatively, you can use Casper 'offline' with live view & capture software & apps that are freely available from camera manufacturers such as Canon, Sony or Nikon. And in case you want to apply deep learning / machine learning to your core photographs then get in touch with the experts at DATAROCK.
Casper comes in 2 configurations
Includes 60MP digital camera
Includes matching prime lens
Achievable image resolution: 115 microns
Includes tablet computer
Includes Core Cropper software
Fully pre-configured (works out of the box)
Max supported core tray size: 106x56cm
High quality core tray photographs
Glare mitigation on wet drill core
Colour calibration bar
Pracitcal & field tested