Capturing footage at the speed of light

New invention makes it possible to capture 1 trillion frames per second.

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1. WorldChampion 2 years ago

Where is the bullet we have all been waiting for!!!???

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2. krillemaster 2 years ago

this one makes the 5000fps-camera seem kinda slow :P

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3. Neutral 2 years ago

Precisely the case, talk so much and nothing shown pfft

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4. LQoQK 2 years ago

@1 it would take it for ever to move, it can capture light movement for god sake

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5. OnetimeX 2 years ago

I tried to watch this 5 times but fell asleep every time :| :O O:)

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6. Cyrille 2 years ago

#1 Actually, this camera is not able to take a picture of a running bullet (the bullet is way too slow).

And it's not really sooting at 10^12fps, it's the time to capture an image wich is equal to 10^-12s.

But the camera that is used here is linear, which means it has a resolution of XXX by 1 pixel (that's why you can see some kind of lines on the video of the bottle).

In order to take an image, you have to vertically scan the scene and reconstruct the image.

And by synchronizing the camera with a pulsing laser, you can see photons moving through space and bouncing on objects, which is pretty cool !

BTW: Shooting 1ns of real time video takes 1 hour...

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7. orion 2 years ago

#6 yes technically this is a stroboscopic effect and a scanning camera but still requires the actual sensor to have picosecond resolution.

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8. spla300 2 years ago

#5 thats like me trying to read a book lol

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9. Maffis 2 years ago

Sure, it's fun to see the camera in action, but for some (like me) it can be more fun to actually know how the device works :)

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10. MajorIdea 2 years ago

I had several expectation after reading the title to this video.

It being boring wasn't one of them...

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11. Natan_el_Tigre 2 years ago

Key word here: virtual.

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12. Gringo_el_Diablo 2 years ago

no money shot? no entertainment!(i)

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13. merken 2 years ago

#6 thanks for the explanation, I couldn't understand how the hell >:) it works