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BBC on  University of Tokyo high speed video camera

Toronto. My friend Russ Forfar dropped me a note the other day. Russ found refence on a BBC web page about a camera capable of shooting 1,000 frames a second making a fast moving object seem to be stationary to the eye.

The BBC article refers to a project at the University of Tokyo in Japan. The ultra fast camera is tied to a computer to make the background move while the object appears stationary.

This got me thinking. Modern sensors exceed 25,600 ISO. What if the frame speed could be made faster so a strong light and the fastest ISO would make for ultra slow motion video letting the eye see what was once too fast – like Edgerton’s famous high speed flash shots.

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