Shattering glass is one of the classic subjects to film in slow motion. But with their recent video, Gavin of the Slow Mo Guys takes it to the extreme. He plays “a wine glass’s least favorite sound,” cranks up the volume until the glass shatters, and films it all at the staggering 187,500fps.
In the photography world, we’re used to the megapixel and high ISO races. When it comes to video, the race seems to be about frames per second. With frame rates getting ever faster, Vision Research are usually in the lead with their Phantom cameras.
It’s just a regular day at the office for the Slow Mo Guys, making things explode. In this case, Pyrex glass. Using a Phantom V2511, they begin filming at 28,000fps. They soon realised they weren’t anywhere near fast enough and knocked it up to an insane 343,915fps.