Saveur assistant editor Anna Stockwell is a woman of many talents -- she cooked a whole goose last year -- but when we brought the Phantom v642 super-slow-motion super-camera over to the Saveur office, she was on her lunch break. So we just captured this footage of her and her apple.
Even ordinary phenomena are fascinating to watch when they're filmed at 1,000 frames per second!
Remember when master knifemaker Bob Kramer came to the PopSci office just to slice our soda cans in half? Great fun! But how we wished we had had an ultra-slow-motion camera like the Phantom on hand that day.
We couldn't just let it go. So, armed with our own Kramer knife and our Phantom, we attempted to replicate the feat. It took a little practice, a lot of sharpening, and a pretty high knife-tip velocity, but here's the slow-mo video for your edification!
If we were still in high school, this would be our video art project about the dehumanizing, isolating effect of mass media, and how it's everyone's obligation to take arms against the mind-controlling one-eyed machines.
Now is the time of year when pomegranates are at their sweetest and juiciest. This video celebrates the season in one of our favorite ways: by tossing a pomegranate into our Vitamix blender and filming the vegetarian carnage in ultra-slow motion with the Phantom supercamera.
That time is upon us. The science and technology of 2011 have been terrifically exciting, but the year is winding down. Here at PopSci, we're strapping on our jetpacks to go spend time with our nuclear families.
In this video, we kick off the festivities with a Phantom ultra-slow-motion camera and a hyper-powerful Vitamix blender.
What happens when you hit a hard-boiled egg with a racquetball racquet? The tireless minds at PopSci set out to investigate, with a Phantom super-slow-motion HD camera and the intrepid (and, we found out, remarkably graceful) Stan Horaczek.
In 2008, Popular Science named Vision Research's Phantom V12 slow-motion video camera one of the best products of the year. This summer, we drove out to the headquarters of Vision Research in New Jersey to talk to the Phantom folks, see firsthand how the cameras are manufactured -- and ultimately borrow a camera to really get a feel for how it works.
Vision Research, makers of the Phantom line of cameras that we love so thoroughly, just announced two new additions to the Phantom family, the v1210 and the laughably powerful v1610. Want to get a sense of how beefy these new cameras are? Our patriotic fireworks video, taken with a current-model Phantom, was shot at around 1,500 frames per second. The v1610 can take full-resolution video at 16,000 fps.