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+8 1. gpullen commented 11 years ago

A single second stretched out to 6 minutes of video.. impressive!

I suppose that debunks all the myths I've heard, that lightning travels from the ground up first?!
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+4 2. darkzangel commented 11 years ago

The video is 3.14 Where is the rest of the 6 min?
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+1 3. gpullen commented 11 years ago

Well seeing as a lightning strike doesn't last 1 second, only a split second... I don't think you need to see the rest of the video, might be a bit boring with nothing happening?!!
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+12 4. Eddie87 commented 11 years ago

If only we could see the footage uninterrupted that would be great. O:)
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+4 5. MindTrick commented 11 years ago

I saw this other video a while ago, which got me pretty much stunned. So since i've had that experience, this video was still awesome, but i knew what to expect. If you haven't seen the femto-picture in action, this video will blow you away for sure.

And then they have developed it further

there is a third video that i can't find, if anyone comes across it, its more about combining this technology, with augmented reality kinda, pls post if you find it.
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+4 6. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

#5 Thanks for those links...I had seen the first video but not the second... amazing stuff.
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+1 7. Thanos commented 11 years ago

#1 No, it doesn't debunk anything. It shows you only one type of lightning: the commonly seen negative charge Cloud-to-Ground lightning.

Very interesting footage, but the guys in the video get too much screen type for my taste.
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+1 8. jtoya85 commented 11 years ago

okay. but what i wanna know is if the lightning strike is split second, and its cloud-to-ground, why does it arc and twist as it makes its way to the ground?
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+1 9. Thanos commented 11 years ago

#8 Various conductivity levels of the environment in its path...
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0 10. saturas commented 11 years ago

#1 you can only see the "return stroke" because there is a much more amount of light released when the lightning is discharged. But ofc the lightnings travel from the cloud to the ground and back again. Sometimes there are even more discharges in one channel, so the lightning seems blinking.
Average negative lightning electricity 30kA, difference of potential 100MV, carrying the charge 15C.
The positive lightnings are 10x more intense, last 10x longer, can hit several kilometers from its "home cloud" and produces a massive amount of radio waves with extremely low frequency.