Chronos 1.4 Continues Push Plus Q&A!

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The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project has already surpassed $400k Canadian Dollars or close to $320K USD in funding with 150 backers. The passing of the $400k Canadian hits the Second Stretch goal post for the camera. The Android Control app is now going to be developed to interface with the camera allowing live view shooting and other features.

The Camera prototypes have also been used on a  variety of YouTube channels which help spread the word about the campaign. Credit goes to the social media message distribution that David along with his connections was able to muster.  It is very likely that the campaign would not have been as successful this early without the powerful push by Youtube channels. This should be a lesson to other projects on Kickstarter.

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Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter Surpasses 300k in Funding!

Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter

The Chronos 1.4 high speed camera launched just last week on Kickstarter has gathered so much support that it broke the $300 thousand US Dollar mark earlier today with 140 backers.    The fact that a talented engineers in a garage “Apple Style” can crank such complex and full featured high speed cameras speaks volumes about the stagnation of camera companies when it comes to professional high speed adoption.

A company like Sony which has provided acceptable results with their RX100 and RX10 series lately in the low end of the range has the resources and technology to create something truly revolutionary in the high speed segment with a real professional high speed product launch.  However we will have to do for now with the talented engineers that do create these fully featured cameras for the rest of us.

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Casio EX-FR110H Goes Full Night Vision!

Casio EX-FR110H

There was some wild expectation for the Casio EX-FR110H to be a return for the company to it’s innovation roots and offer not only an extremely high sensitivity video and photo mode but a return to a leading role in portable high speed video.  Casio was after all the maker of the innovative EX-F1 which delivered true super slow motion video to the masses in a portable camera package back in 2008.

Now eight years later Casio has not improved when it comes to slow motion specs on their cameras when it comes to higher frame rates and resolution.  The EX-FR110H does have some innovative features for extreme low light but when it comes to slow motion it really is just following along without a high spec.

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OK Go Slow Motion Video Makes History!

OK Go Slow Motion

The Rock band OK Go has teamed up with Morton Salt to deliver a special kind of music video for Giving Tuesday which is tomorrow November 29th, we encourage you to give back.  The spectacular video was shot for the most part on a synchronized experiment on set in just 4.2 seconds.  The band’s lead singer Damian Kulash directed the music video which had thousands of hours of planning by the band members, Vfx crew and Camera operators for flawless execution.

The footage is not a single continuous shot but a series of takes that really last fractions of a second. The recording is anywhere from 60fps to 6000fps depending on the action.    A Bolt slow motion robotic arm was used for controlling camera motion with precise programming.

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Black Friday Slow Motion Camera Deals!

Black Friday Slow Motion Camera

It’s that time of year when we examine the best deals out there for super slow motion capable cameras. Some discounts are hard to pass while others are downright ridiculous compared to retail prices when the gear was launched. If you are thinking to buy a gift for someone or yourself that does high frame rates then we have a few picks that will make it easier.

There is a plethora of options to choose from but we will focus on the best category contenders that have received a type of deal that does justice to either Black Friday or Cyber Monday! We will outright reject anything that just barely does higher frame rates and focus on cameras that do them well and have in some cases room for going head to head with very expensive ones.

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Chronos 1.4 Slowmo Camera Kickstarter Ready!

Chronos 1.4 Slowmo Camera

We have been following the evolution of the Chronos high speed camera for some time and been amazed at the speed and refinement that David Kronstein the creator from Vancouver Canada has been able to reach in the space of a year.  With the Kickstarter campaign being launched today you now have the chance to fund his project and get a camera of our own.

The camera will start at $2,499.00  USD for the 8GB memory version that can record 4 seconds at full speed 1,057fps at 1280*1024 or 1,502fps at 720p. This is some aggressive pricing especially in a  self contained package.  This beats the pants off self contained cameras  of  a few years ago which maxed out at 725fps for over 15k USD.  The Chronos also has several professional features like Gigabit Ethernet, SATA 3G, HDMI Peaking and Zebra assist.

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