High Speed Video Clips

by Dean Baird

Casio announced the EX-F1 in late 2007. It was the first consumer camera I knew about that featured high speed video capture. Normal video is capured and played back at 30 frames per second (30 fps). The Casio EX-F1 can capture at 300 fps, 600 fps, and 1200 fps. As always, there are sacrifices at the higher frame rates. Resolution and image quality suffer with the increased frame rates. The JPEG artifacts bring static backgrounds to life. And you need lots of light for 600 fps and 1200 fps captures.

Here is my growing collection of high speed video clips in its current state. Click the links to access subject-specific pages. That's where you'll find the QuickTime files.

Enjoy. And cheers to Harold Edgerton!

300 FRAMES PER SECOND - Series 1

PhyzLab: Inertia in Action

Egg Toss Competition

Thermal Physics

Bubbles Popping

600 FRAMES PER SECOND - Series 1

Mentos-Soda Geyser

Water Balloons

Milk Drops
National Parks

1200 FRAMES PER SECOND - Series 1

Tuning Forks

Wimshurst Machine

Air Rockets

300 FRAMES PER SECOND - Series 2

Van de Graaff Bubbles
Bed of Nails

Bed of Nails


National Parks

Phyz links
Dean's Phyz Website

The Blog of Phyz

Updated March 2009.