JCC Camera films at...a TRILLION FPS?!

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheGuardianofArlon, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Wow..um...wow. So seemingly a camera was made that can do this...

    Here's an explanation:


    And here's the video of it being done:
    Last edited by TheGuardianofArlon, Sep 5, 2012
  2. solojones Chosen One

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  3. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    The human eye can't even detect much, much less than a trillion.
  4. tom Chosen One

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    i'm only thirty minutes into the video but this is incredible.
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  5. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Do you know how much exactly is a trillion, Arlol?
  6. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    There actually is a camera that shoots at a trillion FPS. It's used mostly for looking at how light behaves.

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  7. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Yeah I am missing what's so amazing about this. Sure the number is seemingly astronomical, but a super-high-speed camera doesn't strike me as a dumbfounding concept.

    What I find more amazing is that apparently the link Ramza posted has a 3D option. I wasn't aware YouTube had that as an option.
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  8. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    I remember reading the first Art of Special Effects ILM book back in the '80's and being awestruck they had a camera that shot thousands of frames a second.

    So technology....yeah, it's fast. :p
  9. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    OVER 9000
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  10. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Yeah its a joke.
  11. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's impressive because it's only about 1000 times the maximum speed you can theoretically register (Not to be confused with the Planck time, which is waaaay smaller) and because it lets you create an image like this:
    [IMG]

    That's a freaking laser.
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  12. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    For some reason I thought you said "That's a freaking toaster". :D

    I must be hungry. I was reading it a trillions fps.
  13. R2-DK Jedi Grand Master

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    That's technically millions of lasers over time imposed over each other.

    But it's still cool that we can now capture light mid-flight.
  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    No, it's a laser. Millions of pulses. :p

    I'm certainly not being needlessly pedantic to cover my cursory fact omission from when I was posting from my office earlier today. Nope.
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