Etc.

I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday.

We traditionally try to blow things up in some sort of epic fashion, but this year, our celebration had to be a little bit low-key, with a new baby in the house. Rather than brewing up quasi-legal explosive mayhem in the countryside, we stayed home and shot off small stuff, while I smoked a couple of racks of ribs (with menthol filters, mmm.) One new wrinkle to our fireworks this year was capturing some of the action in extreme slow-mo using a high-speed (480 FPS) camera. Behold:

Watch for the dragonfly at 4:13!

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    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    I wish someone had caught the [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuJHfkXEI-o<]San Diego fireworks f*-up[/url<] with 240fps video - it would have made great viewing.

      • demani
      • 7 years ago

      Would have stretched it out 3 whole minutes 😉

    • Meadows
    • 7 years ago

    What card did you use for the fluid simulation at these high framerates?

    • rodster111
    • 7 years ago

    What camera were you using to record at that fast of a frame rate? Pretty cool!

      • Damage
      • 7 years ago

      Casio EX-ZR200.

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 7 years ago

    Nice! Too bad the dragonfly didn’t go through the smoke, would be cool to see it make swirl in the smoke. Thanks for sharing.

    • jjj
    • 7 years ago

    This gave me an idea,you should test case airflow with smoke (coloured but if nothing else is available cigs could be used , they used to test airflow in planes ( as in optimize the AC) with cigs) and this cam.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    did you get the menthol filters from old cigarette butts? that’s we what do too. just collect them outside your local legion!

    • flip-mode
    • 7 years ago

    Needs a tripod. Otherwise excellent. Loved the dragonfly!

      • cheapFreeAgent
      • 7 years ago

      awesome maneuver of the dragonfly!
      I was hoping to see the cam can capture its wings motions, though..

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    Pretty sweet, although the first shot blowing up an aluminum soda can surprises me a little. ‘Look ma, shrapnel!’

      • derFunkenstein
      • 7 years ago

      what really shocked me was that at 480fps and playing back at what I presume is 30fps, how quickly the shrapnel still blew off of the can. That’s mighty powerful stuff.

        • Damage
        • 7 years ago

        I should confess, that one opening scene is 240 FPS. The rest are 480. Doh.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 7 years ago

          That’s a little less unsettling…lol

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