Using 72 High-Speed Cameras to Capture Bullet-Time Slow Motion – Photography Article

The Hydraulic Press YouTube channel is already an entertaining (if occasionally painful) watch. Who doesn’t want to see things get crushed and/or explode… in slow motion? But the channel recently took it up another notch by setting up a ring of 72 high-speed cameras to capture some awesome bullet-time slow-motion footage. The first question that comes to mind when watching this video of playing cards exploding is “… but why?” The answer exists at the intersection of “Why not!?” and…

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This Crazy Camera Rig Spins a Phantom Camera at 150RPM – Photography Article

Steve Giralt is a photographer and “visual engineer” who uses wild-looking camera rigs to capture eye-popping shots seen in ads. His latest project involved a large, heavy camera rig that spins a Phantom VEO 4K high-speed camera around a tabletop subject at 150 rotations per minute. The camera reaches linear speeds of 32 miles per hour (~52km/h) with 23G of force. Here’s a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video that shows the rig being built over 50 hours, it in action, and some…

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Scientists Use Camera with Human-Like Vision to Capture 5,400 fps Video – Photography Article

A team of scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) have figured out how to capture super slow-motion footage using what’s called an “Event Camera.” That is: a camera that sees the world in a continuous stream of information, the way humans do. Regular cameras work by capturing discreet frames, recapturing the same scene 24 or more times per second and then stitching it together to create a video. Event cameras are different. They capture…

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