Watching things in slow motion gives us a whole different perspective. All of a sudden, regular things that we took for granted become pure works of art. Ryan McIntyre of CineSpeed played with some vintage flashbulbs and a high-speed camera to create one such artwork. Shooting at 100,000fps, he made the bursting flashbulbs look otherworldly, almost like supernovas.
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.
It’s difficult for me to imagine that anything can move slowly on the busy streets of New York. But thanks to his super slo-mo video, filmmaker Glen Vivaris made people and cars appear almost as they’re frozen in time. All it took was a smartphone and an idea, and the result looks like a tense and almost surreal movie scene.
I can never get enough of hummingbird videos. These fast little birds can be difficult to capture, but nowadays, only a smartphone is enough for a pretty awesome slow-motion video. Phil Torres of The Jungle Diaries has captured wonderful video of colorful hummingbirds using nothing but an iPhone X’s slo-mo feature and a wide-angle Moment lens.
If you’ve ever tried slowing down a video shot at 30 fps, you know that it becomes choppy and unusable. Nvidia has an AI-based solution for that which can turn your standard videos into watchable slow motion. The algorithm predicts what should come between two frames and fills in the space between them. As a result, you can get perfectly usable slow motion videos even if they were shot at 30 fps.
Have you ever wondered how ultra slow motion videos get their sound recorded? They don’t just record the real sound and slow it down along with the footage. In this video, Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day walks you through the process of recording sounds for slow-motion videos. Particularly, for a tomato exploding at 60,000 fps and a few other fun slo-mo videos.
Nicolas Vuignier is a professional skier from Switzerland. He also happens to be quite fond of creating and uploading impressive YouTube videos.
In his latest video, appropriately titled ‘Centriphone’, he shows how a piece of string and an iPhone can be used to create incredible video footage through the clever use of centripital force.[Read More…]