Google Dabs In High Speed Photography

google high speedYou can trust Google to do things BIG. Google was set to show the rendering speed of the Google browser – Chrome.

To show how fast the Chrome browser actually is they compared it with several high speed plays. That is to say, they burned, crushed and splashed all over the place like little kids and shot it in slo-mo HD. How slow mo? 2700 frames per seconds.

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To show how fast the browser actually is they compared it with several high speed plays. That is to say, they burned, crushed and splashed all over the place like little kids and shot it in slo-mo HD. How slow mo? 2700 frames per seconds slow mo. They did it using a Phantom v640 cam, which can actually go up to 8K images per seconds if you are willing to throw HD away.

If the movie was not awesome enough,the guys at Google were also too cool to show some behind the scenes of this shot, giving us a taste of what goes in a shoot like this where every micro second counts.

Lots of cool things to see in the BTS: the high speed potato gun with the cube style slicer; the dual triggering mechanism and of course the Tesla coil.

Could not help noticing that resemblance between the sound thingy to Chaval Brasil’s Ripples image – just to show you can make those (or at least similar) images at home.

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