Friday, September 27, 2013

Fascinating, One Meeelion Frames Per Second, Bullet impacts In Slow Motion

This is amazing. How in the world do you make a camera that can expose a million frames in one second?!

It's fucking mind boggling to ponder.

Pretty damn cool results though, see for yourself.


  1. Cool stuff. Looks like some of the stuff done in the 1950's and 1960's by the legendary MIT professor Harold "Doc" Edgerton. He pioneered high speed stroboscopic photography.

  2. Last year I went to a "High-Speed Imaging" conference for my employer.

    They have "cameras" now that can do one BILLION frames a second. Most of the stuff these days is digital, but in the film days there were several ways to do high-speed stuff, besides just pulling the film through the camera at very high speeds.

    One way was to have several thousand individual pieces of film, and have a rotating prism, spun by a high speed motor, expose the individual pieces of film. After they were developed, they'd be spliced together to form a movie.


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