Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Slow Motion Video

I was inspired by a Gizmodo's recent article on slow motion videos so I decided to post this.

Phantom v1610
I've always been attracted to high-speed cameras and amazed how they can shoot at 20.000 frames per second, but I've recently heard about the Phantom v1610 camera which can shoot at 1,000,000 frames per second (well okay, the resolution needs to be 128x16, but it's still impressive).

That got me researching a bit more and I found out that the fastest high-speed camera has the ability to take pictures at a speed of 200 million frames per second.

Just to be clear... when you record something at high speed, per say 1500 frames per second, the slow motion effect appears when you play those 1500 frames at a normal speed of 30 frames per second. But if you recorded at a whooping speed of 200 million fps and decided to play it at normal speed, it would take you 77 days to watch the whole recording (77 days to watch the 1 second long footage). Now THAT is slow motion.

Actually, the image above is a video, so if you come back every day for the next 77 days it might change slightly.

If you're interested in this topic, I recommend watching the following video:


Skipping Slow Motion from photography-factory.co.uk on Vimeo.

Also, I found this on Amazon: Casio EX-FH100 10.1MP High Speed Digital Camera with 10x Ultra Wide Angle Zoom with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD. It can record at 1,000 fps, which is not bad at all, and it appears to be affordable at $300.

27 comments:

  1. Best use of slow motion camera ever.

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  2. I need one of this!!! I have many ideas for a camera like this one.

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  3. It is a excellent video recorder.

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  4. it's like having your own click remote. god that mvoie was awfull

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  5. That's some cool information, I never quite understood how slo-mo differed from regular video. Keep it up, +1 follower

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  6. That's awesome. I can appreciate someone recording that. Watched it to the end. <3

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  7. Seems like we'll be pushing the limits soon.

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  8. I love slow motion in movies and such. So much fun to watch.

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  9. This is what I need instead of my camera on my phone.

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  10. that quality is amazing, definatly looking into buying this camera! :D. i always love watching these high fps slow motion videos, its amazing.

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  11. Nice use of slowmo there. :)

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  12. Slowmo vid was nice, good tune as well. Was it ever intended for anything other than bouncing jubblies? Doubt it.

    +followed

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  13. My cousin can take slowmo videos with his camera. They're hilarious.

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  14. pretty epic, my camera now has self-esteem problems

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  15. This. is. my. new. favourite. blog.

    :D I love the show Time Warp...you've probably seen it but if you haven't you should check it out you'd love it

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  16. yellow bikinis and slow motion cams are awesome together

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  17. That is a good combination for that camera! That is pretty cool too, Im not going to wait 77 days for the first video to move though :p

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  18. very interesting stuff. following!

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  19. Slow motion sounds gooooooooooood.

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  20. i like slow motion but not all the time... it may be boring T_T haha
    PS: nice Phantom =P

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  21. I want one of those cameras!
    article very interesting

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  22. Okay, this is the slow motion I really liked. But I'm quite concerned about this lady jumping on high heels, I mean that's really brutal.

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