All Hail the Herculean Phantom Flex: 2,564 FPS of Insane Slo-Mo
Slow motion isn't just for blockbusters and indie films. Sometimes it's for pure wonderment, like the bullet that seems to melt away at impact, the chemical burning of phosphorus and gelatin on the head of a match, and the distorted skin and disgusting sweat being thrown from a punched face.
It's all about the joy of capturing and seeing things we were never meant to see, and one camera does it better than any other—the Phantom Flex. Earlier this year, Tom Guilmette was in Las Vegas filming the World Championships of Ping Pong for FOX, but in truth, he captured his best footage late at night in his hotel room, at 2,564 frames per second.
Don't you wish you could be cooped up in a Vegas hotel room all night long with a 1080p high speed camera? Chances are you never will, since this slow motion camera costs anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000, depending on the model/features. But Tom was one of the lucky few to lay hands on one, and fought the need for sleep that night, relishing every moment of it.
P.S. The Ping Pong Championship doesn't look too shabby, either.