Short video shows what 500 frames per second looks like

Ever take a video of a cool lightning storm or another high-speed event and then go back to review the footage and find it… uninspiring — to say the least?

That’s because a typical video is shot with 30 to 60 frames per second (fps), so even playing the video in slow motion, a standard camera can’t take a good record of high-speed happenings. This is why videoing lightning (for example) on a smartphone won’t give you more than a few frames of the actual lightning.

Check out this 26-second clip to see how cool a high frame rate camera like this Sony RX100 IV 500fps can be be:

Sony RX100 IV 500fps from Danas Danulis Macijauskas on Vimeo.

Short video shows what 500 frames per second looks like

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