The British BBC has always been at the forefront of image techniques that revolutionize our understanding of the nature around us. Planet Earth II is the culmination of millions of hours of work condensed into 6 episodes showcasing the wonders of the natural and human built world. The news site Vox has created some mini segments that explain some of the techniques used to create the series.
Of particular interest is the use of slow motion 4k Phantom cameras, a Sony a7s for low light and the use of an IR sensitive RED Epic camera shooting at up to 300fps in complete darkness. The videos go into camera evolution as well as techniques perfected over decades. We encourage you to subscribe to the Youtube Channel for Vox Here and of course watch Planet Earth II which is a real majestic piece of modern documentary film-making.[...]
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.[...]
Very little attention is placed on high speed thermal imaging because frankly it’s a field so new that only a handful of cameras can even approach that performance. The FLIR X6900sc is breaking records by now recording 1000fps at 640 x 512 resolution which is pretty high by thermal pixel standards and a memory buffer recorded on-camera RAM for 26 seconds.[...]
FLIR Systems the company that makes the very cool and portable phone and tablet thermal imaging camera attachment: The FLIR One is now adding a new product to their arsenal of thermal imaging infra red cameras. The FLIR X69SC is capable of near VGA resolution at up to 1000fps in full thermal analysis mode which is a very impressive spec for the technology.
The new FLIR X69SC Specs:[...]
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