Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Going ballistic at one million frames per second

Megahigh-speed video.

You might want to turn the sound off for this one. Sound is not captured in high-speed video, so the videographers add something from their own library, which is certainly superfluous and might be annoying.

According to the commentary, there are 1,000,000 35-kilobyte jpgs per second, or 35 GB of information stored for each second. And if you ever had difficulty intuiting that bullets are bits of solid lead that melt upon impact, watch closely!

Hat tip: Huffington Post (includes links to more high-speed stuff).


Eric W. said...

The hollow tipped bullets were my favorite. It's no wonder why they're illegal.

stevieray said...

Observing the Gyroscopic Stability of the rotating bullets is cool too.