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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. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

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. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

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. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

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. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Chronos 1.4c High Speed Camera Tested!

Chronos 1.4c High Speed Camera

The YouTube channel TAOFLEDERMAUS has received a Beta version of the Chronos 1.4c  High speed camera and has done a walk-through of the main interface, boot up time and clip trimming. While the camera is still in pre launch software it is clear the ability to shoot and save clips is rock solid.  For such an early version before production it already has most of what you would expect.

The interface has a Linux based OS with a simplified interface layer to control the camera. It has a handy preset resolution menu as well as live clop marks showing you the video capture area as you make adjustments. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Chronos High Speed Camera Demo Released!

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David Kronstein the mind behind the Tesla500 Youtube channel has released new footage and information from his latest high speed camera prototype.  Now aptly  named Chronos high speed camera it features a fully machined metal enclosure, with a variety of modern ports and full touch GUI with full color or monochrome capabilities depending on the sensor chosen.

The current prototype is based on the camera David created in his garage/lab that shot most of the high speed footage for his channel. You can read about the previous HSC768 camera prototype here.  This is a gigantic leap forward from that earlier camera and David was kind enough to supply detailed info about the specs and upcoming Kickstarter campaign so you can fund it and own a camera yourself. → Continue Reading Full Post ←