Time Sink

I’ve long since passed the point when celebrating a birthday is a big deal — the last party I had was for #30, where we all dressed in black to mourn the passing of my youth. Fortunately the rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated (at least the behavioral part). But I used this year’s birthday as an excuse to buy a high-speed video camera (Exilim EX-FH20). It arrived a few days ago and I’ve been playing with it a lot. Soon, perhaps, I’ll actually install the user’s manual from the CD and read it.

So expect some postings of things gratuitously shot in slow-motion, with no real point to them (in stark contrast to so many of my posts) other than some thing shot in slo-mo look pretty cool. I suspect that many of my belongings will end up broken, but that that the destruction of my property will be exceeding well-documented.

Here is an early attempt, lighting a match in a candle flame, at 1000 fps.

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4 thoughts on “Time Sink

  1. Oh man. I am so jealous. Looking forward to tons of good videos (by good I mean slow). All you need now is an IR camera.

  2. That’s absolutely awesome!

    I’m looking at the spec for that camera right now and it’s got a ton of different speeds (with varying qualities, of course). I’d love to see a comparison of the different modes. 1000fps is nice, but the measly 224×56 video could use some more detail!

  3. Yeah the resolution isn’t great at 1000 fps, but for the price of the camera I think the capabilities are pretty amazing.

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