I have a couple of Canon EOS 1-D Mark IIn cameras that shoot about 8 frames a second. Great sports cameras. I have a Canon XH-A1 HDV video camera that I shoot at 30 frames a second. But what if you could shoot at a THOUSAND frames a second?
This is what is possible with the incredible Phantom series of digital video cameras. Yep, 1000 frames.
The cool part comes when you put those thousand frames down into a standard video editing timeline, normally for me displaying 30 frames per second. The thousand frames must get crammed into the 30 frame matrix, in effect now running at about 33 times slower than originally shot: the ultimate ‘Slo Mo.’ This is very, very cool simply as a viewing experience, since it allows us to see the world in a new way—that is, a way we’ve never before been able to see it.
This dog food commercial was shot with a Phantom camera, and the results are stunning, as much from the clean and elegant shot editing as from the technical way in which it was achieved.
See what you think!
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