High speed video and video analysis of motion

The physics department recently purchased an Edgertronic high-speed video camera in order to do video analysis of motion. The camera can take up to 18,000 frames per second, making sub-millisecond events accessible to analysis. I will load some early footage either to this site or to a dedicated site very soon.

Besides the high-speed features of the camera, it works by exposing the entire frame at once, rather than “reading” parts of the frame over a period of time. This “global shutter” feature results in crisp, clean images of moving objects in each frame rather than the smeared images produced by a “rolling shutter”.

Pictures and videos to follow!