Guitar String Vibrations

iPhone camera picks up guitar strings like sound waves due to how cmos sensor picks up image

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+35 1. fjwjr commented 7 years ago

Holy crap! I'm seeing sound!
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+1 2. Sustagen commented 7 years ago

Cool pals :D
But how comes it happen? fps iPhone's camera?
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+4 3. nemmie commented 7 years ago

Same effect as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQDjJRYmeWg

The camera is 'sampling' (taking picture...) too slow, which makes it look like the string is almost stationary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(signal_processing)
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+3 4. Dmitry commented 7 years ago

Was this the string theory experiment? (Sorry I'm sort of stupid) :(
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+2 5. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

WOW.....thats pretty bloody cool !..
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0 6. peacinu commented 7 years ago

Cool experiemnt yet I think this is a repost. I've seen this like ages ago.
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0 7. Flox commented 7 years ago

Wow, that's awesome! I wonder if the vibrations resemble the actual soundwaves too.

#4 No, the string theory is on a less than microscopic scale. ^^
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+2 8. Gorf commented 7 years ago

#3 It's nothing to do with the sampling rate - the strings are never in that actual shape.

It's because of the "rolling shutter". A good explanation here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lHlzRw_Oek (the iphone has the CMOS sensor)
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+1 9. Markus690 commented 7 years ago

Lol, awesome, now get iphone out of your guitar.