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Video: Explosive high-speed camera footage

High-speed cameras can achieve very high frame rates (or recording speeds) in order to see incredible slow-motion film. While normal TV runs at about 25 frames per second (fps), the most advanced high-speed cameras can achieve up to 1,000,000 fps. You’ll see eggs go bang, water balloons go pop, and lots of fruit go… everywhere. Not only is this kind of footage very useful for helping us to understand the way the molecules of different materials hold together, it can also be really useful for such scientific disciplines as ballistics.

  • orcsblood

    I remember a company in the 1980’s called Hadlands that made very high speed hi resolution cameras that produced film the effects of bullets
    striking various objects.

  • wow what a cool video, it is nice to see things in slow motion.

  • Julie Easton

    Wow, love this! High-speed stuff is amazing!

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