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Life in Slo Mo

I recently inherited Mary's old pocket camera, as she'd upgraded to a newer model. It's a Casio Exilim FC-100, which looks like any pocket digicam. It works a treat, once you get used to not having a view finder, and there are a lot of controls that make it really easy to use.

But it's got a hidden super power.

It's a high speed video camera, capable of filming at 1000fps. It's at a low resolution, but still... one thousand frames a second... That high speed sensor lets the camera do all sorts of fun things (giving it a really stable night mode for one thing!).

The sun was out at the weekend, and I took it into our friends' garden here in San Jose and videoed their fountain in action.

Here are two of the high speed videos I took that afternoon...

Willow Glen, California
April 2011


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Apr. 9th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
O that's glorious!
You can play in Bill Viola's genre (saw a great one-man show of his work at the Getty some years back. Still vibrating. Wonderful.)
Apr. 17th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Stunning video. At what speed do they play back? I am guessing not 1000fps.
May. 1st, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
That is very cool. I wish my camera did that!
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