Posts Tagged ‘bullettime’

1 RC Car, 25 GoPros and 30K Stick Bombs Make for an Awesome Video

What happens when you combine an RC car, some “stick bombs” and more camera gear than you can shake…er…blow up a stick at? You get this insane creation by Subaru.

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NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…

NBC’s Bullet Time Replay Rigs: How They Work and What You Can Expect

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A couple of days ago, we shared the news that NBC’s Sunday Night Football was going to show you pro football like you’ve never seen it before: in bullet time. Details were a bit thin, but it looked like a 24-camera bullet time rig would be installed in each end zone, providing Matrix-like replays that would do their best to blow your mind.

As it turns out, the technology is called ‘freeD’ and was developed by Replay Technologies. And Patrick Myles of Teledyne DALSA (the company providing the 4K cameras for the system) got in touch with us to share some of the juicy details, which we now get to pass along to you. Read more…

NBC to Install End Zone Bullet Time Rigs for 360° Replays this Football Season

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Sunday Night Football is about to get a lot more fun to watch. Not even two months after we shared the news that the folks over at NHK had put together a robotic bullet time rig that could shoot 360° slow-motion replays, NBC has announced its plan to bring matrix-style replays to the world of pro football. Read more…

How to Build a DIY ‘Bullet Time’ Rig Using Only a Ceiling Fan and a GoPro

Creating time-slices (better known as the bullet time effect) where you freeze a moment in time and move around your subject is an expensive thing. It’s expensive mainly because it requires that you have several cameras at your disposal.

Photographer Jeremiah Warren didn’t have multiple cameras, but he did have a ceiling fan, a two-by-four and a GoPro Hero3, so he built a makeshift “bullet time” DIY rig and made do. Read more…

This Robotic Camera System Can Capture Bullet Time Slow Motion Replays

The folks over at NHK’s (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s) Science & Technology Research Laboratory have developed a groundbreaking multi-viewpoint, motion-controlled camera rig that could very soon be changing the way we view sports, among many other potential applications.

The rig is a robotically controlled system that links one camera to eight sub-cameras, all of which are pointing at the same thing. Basically, it’s a bullet time rig that moves, enabling the people behind the lenses to take the technique of timeslicing to new heights. Read more…

A Look at How Eric Paré Creates His 360º Bullet Time Stop Motion Light Paintings

We’ve featured the work of Eric Paré, Patrick Rochon and Timecode Lab before. Using a 24 DSLR fully circular bullet time rig developed by Rochon, Paré and Timecode put together some really cool light-painting projects. One of these was LightSpin: an art project that captured dancers using an awe-inspiring combination of light painting, bullet time and stop motion.

In the past we had only a few behind the scenes details to share with you. Fortunately, Paré recently decided to release the 8 minute “documentary” above in order to explain exactly what all goes into shooting his creations. Read more…

Music Video Features “Bullet Time” Using 625 Pinhole Cameras and 35mm Film

We’ve featured quite a few “bullet time” projects in the past that involve freezing time using rigs of tens or hundreds of cameras, but have you ever seen the technique done with pinhole cameras? That’s what you’ll see in the music video shown above. It’s for the song “Wasting My Young Years” by London Grammar.
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Agency Films First Underwater Time Slice in South Africa for Mineral Water Ad

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Portugal’s Krypton Films, in collaboration with production company Moonlighting and marine support company Frog Squad, recently succeeded in filming what they claim to be South Africa’s first ever underwater time slice for an Aqua Das Pedras mineral water commercial. Read more…

BTS: The Rolls Royce Wraith Launch Film and the Largest DSLR Array in Europe

In order to shoot the best Rolls Royce Wraith launch film possible, Angus Elliott and company pulled out all of the stops. In addition to using some very nice video cameras and all-around great filmmaking, they also wanted to shoot a bullet time sequence, for which they set up a 100 DSLR array. By their reckoning, that’s the largest DSLR array shot in Europe.

Fortunately, filmmaker Jack Flynn was there to capture the process in action, and in the video above he gives us a behind the scenes peek at the making of the Rolls Royce Wraith launch video. Read more…