Guitar String Vibrations

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

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Embed code:
<iframe src="" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

AtmosFear freefall tower at Liseberg Gothenburg in Sweden
I Can't Taste Anything
1087 Days in Just 15 Minutes - Growing Plant Time Lapse COMPILATION
Colored balls elevator. Particle fluid. Music. Molecular Script. Video 4K
2019 Tasmanian Tiger Photo
Budgie Balancing Trick


9 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of fjwjr62 achievements

+35 1. fjwjr commented 11 years ago

Holy crap! I'm seeing sound!
Picture of Sustagen35 achievements

+1 2. Sustagen commented 11 years ago

Cool pals :D
But how comes it happen? fps iPhone's camera?
Picture of nemmie29 achievements

+4 3. nemmie commented 11 years ago

Same effect as

The camera is 'sampling' (taking picture...) too slow, which makes it look like the string is almost stationary.
Picture of Dmitry33 achievements

+3 4. Dmitry commented 11 years ago

Was this the string theory experiment? (Sorry I'm sort of stupid) :(
Picture of cameramaster55 achievements

+2 5. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

WOW.....thats pretty bloody cool !..
Picture of peacinu34 achievements

0 6. peacinu commented 11 years ago

Cool experiemnt yet I think this is a repost. I've seen this like ages ago.
Picture of Flox34 achievements

0 7. Flox commented 11 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. ^^
Picture of Gorf35 achievements

+2 8. Gorf commented 11 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 (the iphone has the CMOS sensor)
Picture of Markus69028 achievements

+1 9. Markus690 commented 11 years ago

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