Native Slow Motion Cameras
Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:34 AM
For instance, in "Longest Yard" (New version) when they were shooting a scene when one of the actors is running, they had the camera shooting at normal to slightly high speed and then slowed it down when the actor jumped and then returned to normal speed again.
And, while watching the Olympics last night, they slowed down one of the downhill skiers and I heard the announcer say "500 FPS"
So, my question is, are there any digital versions of these cameras or is it all post-production?
Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:45 AM
There are some HD cameras that shoot 60 fps (the Varicam for one).
Don't know about the range over 60 fps but under 1000 fps, but I'm sure there are some SD cameras that do that, for sports.
Here's more 1000 fps cameras:
Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:10 PM
Sure enough, they would do 1000fps at SD resolutions. The biggest problem I remember was getting the lighting just right. Because of the extremely short exposure time, lots of light was required. The problem then was how to deliver the precise amount of light while considering the low dynamic range of CCDs / CMOS (I don't recall what was in the camera we had). Unfortunately, this was a friend's project on a time crunch so I wasn't really in loop enough to experiment with the equipment extensively.