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Super Slow Motion Footage Captures a Ball Breaking Glass at 10,000,000fps

Let’s start out Sunday slow…. like reaaaaaaaaaallly slow… 10 million fps slow. As the saying goes: everything looks cool in slow motion; but this video of a ball hitting and breaking a pane of glass is doubly cool because it almost looks like a cinemagraph.

Filmed with a HyperVision HPV-X camera made by Japanese manufacturer Shimadzu, the footage is slowed down so much that the ball, once it hits, appears fixed in space while the cracks in the glass slowly expand outward like an intricate spiderweb from the point of contact.

We’ll grant you, it’s no bird of prey attacking a water balloon, but it’s still a captivating 25-second watch.

(via DIY Photography via Sploid)


 
  • Matias Gonua

    Looks like it freezes the glass. It’s awesome.

  • Zak Dimitrov

    Hyper Camera, 10,000,000fps and it looks like it’s 10×10 pixels..

  • Matt Wheeler

    FAKE!

    Just kidding.

    I’d be more mesmerized with some nice background music.

  • punmaster

    A glass that breaks balls. Ouch…