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Paint Explosions in Super Slow Motion

If your Monday needed a splash of colour, you might like this video. Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, the slow-mo guys, put squibs in nail polish bottles filled with paint and set up a Phantom v1610 ultra high speed camera to capture the explosions of colour. Have a look at paint exploding at 15,000 frames a second, or at 600 times slower than our human vision.

[via Mashable]

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Cheetahs Finish First

We’ve seen Phantom cameras being put to good use before. Tom Guilmette was stuck in a hotel room with one, while Ty Migota had fun with cocktails, and Zach King broke up a tea party. And Gallagher, well, he’s just Gallagher.

This time, National Geographic in collaboration with the Cincinnati Zoo used the pricey Phantom gear to shoot one of nature’s fastest creatures. In full stride, the cheetah can reach speeds up to 120 km/h, and the team used the high-speed camera to capture the animal’s gait at 1,200 frames per second. Expectedly, the results are stunning. Have a look at Cheetahs on the Edge below.

[via io9]

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Gallagher Smash!

American comedian Gallagher has a penchant for glitter and destruction. Shot on a Phantom Miro and set to the tune of Bijoux by Caribou, the super slow-motion video shows Gallagher doing what he does (second) best — smashing watermelons with his trademark wooden mallet, the Sledge-O-Matic. Beware though, seeing a topless 66-year-old wielding a fiery mallet cannot be easily unseen.

The video was shot by the creatives at Fiction.

[via Gizmodo]

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Destroying a Tea Party in Super Slow Motion

Using a Phantom Flex camera, film school senior, Zach King brings a catapult to a tea party and shoots the destruction at anywhere between 3,200 to 6,900 frames per second. Watch as delicate tea china, glasses, and eggs are broken in super slow motion.

[via Geekologie]

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Phantom Cocktails

There’s no slow motion like phantom slow motion. You may recall the fun night that Tom Guilmette had with his Phantom Flex camera in a hotel room. This time, film maker Ty Migota uses a similar camera to capture various drinks and cocktails being destroyed. The majority of the shots were filmed at 5,000 frames per second, except for the martini shots, which were done at 8,900 fps. The clip is set to “Here’s a Little Something for Ya” by the Beastie Boys.

[via Laughing Squid]

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Slow Motion Surfing

Recently we showed you Tom Guilmette’s fun experiments with the Phantom range of high speed cameras. Keeping with the theme that everything looks better in slow motion, former bodyboarder Chris Bryan, captures the art of surfing at 1050 frames per second. The surf filmmaker travels to exotic locations and uses the Phantom cameras and a custom housing (the whole setup is reportedly worth USD 300,000!) to catch the wave riding action from some very creative angles. Have a look at his slow-motion show reel below, be warned though, it gets a tad NSFW at the 11-minute mark (spoiler: (_)(_)).

[via Kottke]

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Fun Times With Phantom Flex

Life could be far more interesting if it had a slow motion button, don’t you think? After being entertained by ashomsky’s compilation of skateboarding bails and fails shot at 1,000 frames per second, I wanted to see more.

The Phantom Flex is a high-speed camcorder that is able to shoot at 1080p videos at a whopping 2,570 frames per second. Some months back, cinematographer Tom Guilmette happened to find himself in possession of a Phantom Flex, and decided to experiment with it. From the comfort of his hotel room, Guilmette used the camera to film ordinary things such as jumping on a bed, opening and closing a tap, and smashing a light bulb. These may seem like banal tasks but are taken to a whole new level at 2,564 frames per second. Have a look at his slow-motion footage below.

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