How would you use a high-speed camera in your business? Southern Vision Systems Inc. wants to know – in 100 words or so – how you'd use their StreamView LR Portable high-speed camera (valued at $5,950) to impact your company’s bottom line. If your answer is best (as determined by Motion System Design magazine editors) you’ll win the camera.

Not to be confused with machine vision, high-speed digital video cameras are used to troubleshoot machinery, optimize automation, and to study shock, vibration, and drop tests. Digital video recorded at high speeds slows down motion and allows detailed frame-by-frame analysis of events. Especially for service technicians, this tool can help to quickly identify the source of the problem and dramatically reduce downtime.

Visit www.southernvisionsystems.com/winSV to submit your essay, which should describe how you would use the camera to save money or improve efficiency. The winner will be announced at ATX West, to be held Feb. 10 to 12 in Anaheim, Calif.