Vibrations Invisible to the Human Eye Shot at 1,000 Frames Per Second

Vibration tester manufacturer Fluke recently published this video showing what the world of vibration looks like at 1,000 frames per second.

So much of movement is invisible to the human eye. Sure, our eyes can see a cymbal move when struck by a drum stick. But it’s what our eyes can’t see that is most captivating. Metal rippling as if it were fabric fluttering in the wind, droplets of water bouncing and hovering just above the surface of a puddle; the beauty and science of movement is in the details. And the details are often the result of vibrations. [#]

Everything was shot using a Phantom HD Gold high speed camera.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Matt Ciaglia

    i wonder if you could use vibration to focus the thrust of a rocket. 

  • John

    I could watch hours of this.

  • Flgraphics

    the Cymbal was crazy

  • Will Lemke

    Thanks! Here are the links to the other videos in this campaign:

    Cymbal –
    Puppy – 
    Oil Drum –
    Behind the Scenes –

    And more coming soon. The music can be found here:

  • mark kelber

    Leave it to Fluke, makers of the best measuring devices in the world, to capture and film the real world and even better to share it without calling attention onto themselves.  Amazing.

  • Danny Neumann

    I’m not sure exactly what you mean, but I guarantee you engineers have thought about it. I bet the resonant frequency of the combustion chamber is taken into account. This is kind of related:

    Cool stuff.

  • Tim

    Anyone know what the song in this video is?

  • Will Lemke
  • Wally Zebco

    people haven’t figured out what to do with these cameras yet. Technicians have them but they need to let artists give them a try.