Video: Blissing Out to the Fourth of July, with Sigur Ros, Slow-Mo, and Sony Cameras

Here’s a belated US Independence Day celebration, in a style Create Digital Motion readers are sure to appreciate: filled with the sounds of Sigur Ros, and lots of backwards slow motion. Nothing against John Phillip Sousa, of course. “Be kind to your friends in the swamp,” indeed. (What, am I the only person who knows those lyrics? I mean, aside from, bizarrely, the National Institutes of Health?) But I expect you’ll enjoy some more chilled-out celebrations of the birth of America (as always, click through to our friends at Vimeo for HD): The Fourth from Michael Brodner (AIM: Upstate14) on …

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Casio Exilim EX-F1 in the Wild: Slow-Motion Invades the Mainstream

Slow motion technology has been making huge leaps into affordability recently, and now that the Casio Exilim EX-F1 (check the review on luminous-landscape.com) is publicly available, youtube has suddenly been flooded with new high-FPS content, and I think we can safely say that slow-mo has hit the mainstream. With Sony’s CMOS cameras we’ve had affordable slow-motion available for over a year, but the tape-based workflow was time-consuming and unintuitive, so required a bit too much effort for the general home user. However, the EX-F1 records to SD card, so you can post your captured files directly to youtube, and we’re …

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More Consumer-Level Slow Motion: Casio EX-F1 Shoots Video up to 1200FPS

High speed video is rapidly getting more accessible. In late 2006 a camera which could do 500FPS would set you back US$8800 (or $350/day rental). Now, the newest addition to the high-speed-cameras-for-normal-people – the Casio EX-F1 is shooting at up to 1200FPS, for $1000. Of course, it’s a still camera as well, and it records 1080i and 720p footage, but I didn’t put “slow motion” up there in the title of this post to talk about boring old 30FPS. The EX-F1 encodes straight to H264, so none of the shoot-wait-shoot behavior of my Sony tape-based HVR-V1P, and it doesn’t seem …

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Slow Motion Inspiration of the Day: Lakai Fully Flared

To distract from their intensely repetitive subject matter, skateboarding videos have used a variety of techniques, from blooper reels showing people hurting themselves, to Spike Jonze post-producing the decks to invisibility. The latest iteration of this process I will let speak for itself: Updated: Lakai had the video removed from Youtube. Does anybody understand why a company would do this? The video went seriously viral last week. I encountered it via Dooce (which, if you’re not in to reading about Mormonism and constipation, is one of the most popular blogs on the whole internets), and when I added it to …

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Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camera: Smooth Slow Motion Test

200 frames per second: that’s the “smooth slow motion capture” speed of Sony’s rather affordable HVR-V1P HDV camera. It really makes slow-motion capture accessible to the rest of us. Jaymis has been testing this mode on his new camera. Here are some early results (all the more impressive if you watch through to the full-motion versions at the end): Sony Smooth Slow Motion test from Jaymis and Vimeo. Of course, I’m ready to go even slower, and see what happens if you edit the footage in Final Cut Studio 2 using the new slow motion options. Starting with 200 frames …

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Deep-Geeking in Norway: Arduino, DIY High Speed Cameras and More Videos from Piksel06

From CDMo reader and forum member Grigori: Piksel 06 (thats in Norway) has just been and gone and they have left tons of great info and resouces for people to check out.. http://www.piksel.no/piksel06/talks.html http://bekstation.bek.no/piksel/piksel06/video/arduino.ogg Just scroll down through heap of stuff on talks.html page and pick your faves. I highly recomend tosee the stuff by Thomas Vriet and Aymeric Mansoux (those guys are rockstars of geek world 4 sure) I’ve got to admit, the video and audio quality is terrible, the videos are rather long (Arduino one is 2.5 hours) and boring in places, but there’s some fascinating material in there, and if that’s …

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2xHD (Hard Drive, High Definition) and 240FPS: Sony HDR-SR1 Camera Review

CamcorderInfo have posted a review on the new Sony HRD-SR1 tapeless HD camcorder. It records AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264 based) format to an internal 30GB drive, which will apparently give you 4 hours of recording. Sounds great! I’m completely sick of buying, labelling and especially rewinding tapes – it feels so ridiculous – and while the computer based capture options are impressive, the ability to just grab your camera and run will mean you get more video over time. The HDD Downside: Support for AVCHD is currently weaktastic. Sony have a little link on their Vegas 7 Workflow page, which takes you to a little page …

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