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Canon 7D Footage Slowed Down to 1000 Frames per Second

If you don’t have the $2,500 needed to rent a Phantom camera for a day but would like to have super slow motion in your videos, you can fake the effect using special software designed for the task. The above video by Oton Bačar was recorded on a Canon 7D at 60 frames per second, but was slowed down to mimic 1000fps in After Effects with Twixtor, a plugin that allows you to speed up or slow down footage smoothly. It uses warping and interpolation to provide smooth results, avoiding the choppiness that you see when you play normal video back in “slow motion”.

Too bad Twixtor is still pretty pricey — a license will set you back a few hundred bucks. Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives?

(via cinema5d)


 
  • templestark

    Slow down to 1,000 frames per second?

  • http://www.facebook.com/xkuei Luciano Fellipe Soares Alvim

    Stunning.

  • http://twitter.com/Bryansix Bryan Sheasby

    Yeah, I think the title is misleading. What is meant is that the software interpolates the frames so that it appears as if you shot it in 1000 fps and then played it back at 60fps.

  • http://twitter.com/Crestopher Brett

    The only thing post worthy about this is that the actual shots are wonderfully shot and composded. Besides that, you slap on the effect and spend 5-10 minutes tweaking the motion vectors and sensitivity.
    It’s still fake slow motion, which is only marginally better than Pixel motion. Literally anyone who has access to a torrent site could download the software and do it themselves. The effect itself takes nothing more than a well shot scene and time to render.
    It certainly looks good. But the “art” of slow motion is down to some clicks with this and a thick wallet.

  • Jconnfilm

    problem is… id like to see the effect work over anything with multiple color values…. alot of the 1000 is just the bike on a blown out sky… making it easier to interpret.

  • Scott

    When you’re shooting slow motion, you’re pointing a camera at a subject. The only difference between this and shooting with a real 1000 frame per second camera is mechanical. The art is in what you choose to point the camera at, not which camera you choose to point. This software allows people to get pretty convincing ultra slow motion without shelling out many thousands of dollars for a special camera. It allows more people to share their vision of this effect, because you no longer have to be incredibly wealthy to achieve it. If anything this will create an “art” of slow motion.

  • Scott

    When you’re shooting slow motion, you’re pointing a camera at a subject. The only difference between this and shooting with a real 1000 frame per second camera is mechanical. The art is in what you choose to point the camera at, not which camera you choose to point. This software allows people to get pretty convincing ultra slow motion without shelling out many thousands of dollars for a special camera. It allows more people to share their vision of this effect, because you no longer have to be incredibly wealthy to achieve it. If anything this will create an “art” of slow motion.

  • http://brunmarde.com dale.

    Interesting but with a real phantom camera you’d see the spokes on the wheels turn, not just blurred sky.

  • Max Vernon

    Amazing what software can do. And I’m a developer…

  • http://twitter.com/juhasaarinen Juha Saarinen

    No explosions? Where’s the BMX boom in slo-mo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JH2RRLQJIKDZR6M6FEAKHTSLDM kruemi

    This is really impressive! Incredible, how smooth the movements are! And even in parts with high detail the results are really realistic.
    I think this software opens up a whole new area of possibilities of photo-/videography

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  • Vin

    Anyone know who the score is by. It’s such a great track. Perfect for the piece.

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  • http://www.goochelaar.eu Jochem

    great to know this plugin exists! Looks fabulous!

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  • Carl

    Music: “Fly Away”

    Composed by:Niklas Aman, STIM

    Published by: Freeplaymusic, BMI