The SILICON VIDEO® WGAC (color) and WGAM (monochrome) cameras provide up to 752 pixel by 480 line images with up to 10 bits of grey scale per pixel in a progressive scan format at frame rates from 60 frames per second or up to 1338 frames per second at reduced resolution. The area of interest and pixel clock are programmable to allow tradeoffs in image size and image quality against frame rate. The camera has a global shutter for exposures as short as 27 microseconds. The camera can be programmed for linear or companded modes of operation. Linear mode provides precise intensity and color control which provides better image quality. Companded mode, combined with automatic gain and automatic exposure, allows the camera to automatically respond to changing image illumination. Our software provides control of all camera operations.