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The Slow Mo Guys push the frame rate up to 1 MILLION in this video:

Amazing how far those cameras have come.  10,000 fps was considered so good back when he made a similar video 11 years ago. I bet in another decade we’ll be able to see 1million fps (or more) at 4k resolution.

Looks like that Phantom TMX 7510 they’re using in this vid is worth over $100,000. I always find it dumb when places are cagey about pricing. I know it’s probably part of their sales funnel, but I can only imagine how many tire kickers they get.. who are thinking the camera is probably a few thousand dollars max (because they didn’t even do an ounce of research). The whole “if you have to ask how much, then you can’t afford it” thing is so cringe and tiresome. I’m actually surprised companies do that at all anymore, with the way the world is now with wealth. Don’t even try to tell me some bitcoin bazillionaire wouldn’t see this EGG AT 1 MILLION FPS vid, hit up the phantom site… see the camera is “only” $XXX,XXX , then hit the buy now button (if there actually was one) and take a few cool videos of his vanity breed dog running in the wind before getting bored and throwing the camera in a closet and forgetting about it.

Thoughts?

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WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? Some nice slow motion for your ass from Bullet Theory Films:

If your sadistic you can watch all the keys at once get blasted off an old school typewriter:

50-cent-get-rich-or-die-tryingRemember when 50 said “Slow dough is betta than no dough / get caught talking to po po / then get hit with the fo fo / that’s riiiiiiight“?  That ’99 shit from the mixtape days, before he got shot 9 times and his life and career changed forever. Kind of a tangent, but related to the title so whatevs.

Has the novelty of slow motion footage completely worn off on you now?  It seems like everyone and their grandma has a phantom camera now and knows how to use it, so I’m definitely less impressed than I used to be.  The only thing that impresses me now is creative ways they use the camera.

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An Incredible look at high speed low drag videography:

High speed photography / videography are definitely relevant to my interests.  I’d like to get my hands on one of these for a day just to play around with!

10,000 FPS at 480p is damn impressive.  2.9 seconds though :/ It’s really too bad the buffer is so small, but I supposed that’s a limitation considering the processing power that is needed to dump that many frames every second to memory.  Seeing the lead fragments fly off the rifling when the bullet was in flight blew my mind.

Thoughts? Any of you guys ever play around with one of these?

Hat tip: MrColionNoir (who now has his own blog he’s working on MrColionNoir.com! I’m looking forward to seeing what direction he takes it )

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Portland’s Kamp Grizzly developed a steam-punk style pneumatic cupcake cannon and set the stage for eating frosty delights at 120psi. The blasting buffet was documented in at 700fps coming off the Phantom HD Gold.

Uh.. AWESOME!

Where does one sign up for something like this?  My cupcake intake has been frighteningly low lately. :P

I would have liked to see more of the actual cannon because it looks pretty badass with all the copper and what not. Steampunk has such fun design aspects to it.

Unsurprisingly, the camera that google uses in the slow motion video I recently posted is way better than this one.

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