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

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

  1. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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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:
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    lol. Oh Arlon.
     
  3. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Do you know how much exactly is a trillion, Arlol?
     
  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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.

     
  7. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  8. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    OVER 9000
     
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  10. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah its a joke.
     
  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    R2-DK Jedi Knight star 2

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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

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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.