Posts Tagged ‘fps’

Fast Burst Camera App Lets Your Android Phone Shoot at 30FPS

Fast Burst Camera is a best-selling Android app that upgrades your phone camera’s FPS to 5 to 10 frames per second, allowing you to capture action shots by spraying, praying, and selecting the best image afterward. On high end phones, the FPS can even go up to a crazy 30FPS. Like with the burst mode on DSLRs, holding down the shutter will fill up your buffer, and you’ll need to wait for it to clear before continuing. The app can be purchased from the Android Market for $3.63.

Fast Burst Camera (via Foto Actualidad)

Warco: An FPS in Which You’re Armed with a Camera Instead of a Gun

Warco — short for War Correspondent — is an upcoming video game in which the player takes on the role of a journalist named Jesse DeMarco. Despite being classified as a first person shooter, the objective is to shoot people with a camera rather than a gun. After venturing into dangerous conflicts and risking your life to snag some footage, you’re given the task of editing the video into a compelling news story. It almost seems like a Pokemon Snap game for adults. If they went a step further and made an online multiplayer mode, that’d certainly be… interesting.

Warco (via Ars Technica)

New Phantom v1610 Camera Can Shoot a Staggering 1,000,000fps

Shooting 4.5 million frames per second of molecules using an x-ray flash is impressive, but can non-scientific cameras come anywhere close? The answer is yes: Vision Research has a new Phantom high speed camera called the v1610 that can capture footage at a whopping 1,000,000fps. Granted, the resolution needs to be a paltry 128×16 for that fps, but at a full 1280×800 it still shoots at 16,000fps. To give you an idea of what 1 million fps is like, consider this: 1 second of the footage will provide you with 9.25 hours of uber-slow motion 30fps video.

Phantom v1610 (via PopSci)

Scientists Develop X-ray Camera That Shoots at 4.5 Million Frames per Second

Having a camera that shoots 5000 frames per second is enough to capture slow motion footage of a bullet flying through the air, but scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council have now announced a camera that shoots a staggering 4.5 million frames per second. Rather than bullets, the camera is designed to capture 3D images of individual molecules using powerful x-ray flashes that last one hundred million billionth of a second. The £3 million camera will land in scientists hands in 2015.

(via STFC via Engadget)


P.S. In case you’re wondering, the image above is an illustration showing x-ray flashes being generated.

What 5fps Looks and Sounds Like on the Fujifilm FinePix X100

While we’re on the subject of Fujifilm’s sizzlin’ hot FinePix X100, here’s what the camera looks and sounds like when shooting at its maximum rate of 5 frames per second. Silent but deadly.

(via Foto Actualidad)

Match Igniting at 2000 Frames per Second

This is what lighting a match looks like up close and in super slow-mo at 2000 frames per second. Who knew the process was so bubbly and gross?

(via Laughing Squid)

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Creative Optical Illusion Animations Using a Turntable

We often share cool slow motion or time-lapse videos here on PetaPixel, but this video is a bit different. YouTube user brusspup uses a turntable spinning at 45RPM to create amazing optical illusion animations. To a human eye look at the turntable, everything looks like a blur, but record it at 24 frames per second, and amazing animations appear!

In the description, brusspup writes:

The images of the guy jumping is me. I recorded myself jumping in the living room then took 30 frames from that footage and traced the images in photoshop and filled with black. Then printed out the 30 images and cut each one out. I used 30 wooden blocks and glued them to a piece of construction paper then taped the images of the jumping guy to the clear sheet and aligned them with the blocks.

The idea is similar to what a zoetrope does.

Google Shows Off Chrome’s Speed at 2700 Frames per Second

Google just released the latest beta version of its Chrome browser, and created a pretty amazing video to demonstrate how fast pages load. Using a Phantom v640 high speed camera, they film the browser racing random Rube Goldberg-style contraptions at up to 2700 frames per second. For example, in one test Chrome races a potato gun. Sweet.

They also have a cool behind-the-scenes video showing how the tests were done. I can’t believe it took 51 takes to get the potato gun shot to come out right.

Google puts out some of the most creative ads I’ve seen. Check out this one for Google Translate, or this one for Chrome Extensions.

Apollo 11 Launch at 500 Frames per Second

This amazing video by Spacecraft Films shows the July 16, 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the moon. The camera was rolling at a whopping 500 frames per second, allowing the first 30 seconds of the launch to be slowed down into this 8-minute narrated video of pure awesomeness.

(via Boing Boing)

Canon 7D Shooting 8 Frames Per Second

This video, created by PhotoErrant, shows a Canon 7D shooting at 8 frames per second on high-speed continuous mode. This definitely isn’t something you should try yourself, since it whacks hundreds of shutter actuations off the lifespan of your camera and exposes the sensor to dust. Luckily for us, there’s people willing to do these experiments and upload them to YouTube.