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Slow Motion Videos of the Week!

Slow Motion Videos of the Week

We have seen quite a lot of new slow motion footage inundate the Intertubes this week.  The amount and quality of the footage seem to have exploded recently with more and more cameras able to shoot at higher frame rates and at qualities that make it bearable to watch. Of course, there is also the occasional professional high speed camera shot i.e Phantom Flex 4k, which makes it the icing on the cake.

It is also time to get inspired by looking at the work of others to better your own shooting and gather new ideas or inspiration.  It is time to lay back and relax while you watch some extremely cool slow motion footage. And as always remember to be safe if you attempt any of the stunts or experiments shot.  Take Care!

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Five Cool Slow Motion Videos On the Web!

Five Cool Slow Motion Videos

There is a plethora of new slow motion videos being produced each day and hundreds of thousands a year to maybe millions. However there is a clear distinction between the good the bad and the middle of the road efforts to capture content. There is also a clear trend to monetize slow motion on Youtube and Facebook and that makes it easy to find video trends of sports tricks, nature themes and people shooting others doing pranks or sexy poses that will allow for millions of views.

We try to find footage that is great in it’s own right and strives to avoid the monetization aspect of cookie cutter slow motion that while entertaining; does not better the crop of footage that enrich your mind and senses.

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Nikon KeyMission 170 4K Does 240fps!

nikon keymission 170 4k Action Camera

One of the Photokina announcements that peaked our interest was the Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera which aims to disrupt the already crowded space of all weather sports segment.  We have a plethora of options from the leader GoPro and close competitors like Sony, Xiaomi, Olympus, Garmin and even Panasonic.  So another entry by Nikon seems to go by unnoticed however this hardware looks to be very capable and can go head to head with the best.

The slow motion capabilities are the standard for high end action cameras here with 120fps at 1080p and 240fps at 720p.  While these are becoming standard frame rates for the most part; there is a clear distinction on quality between cameras with Sony Action Cam being clearly superior in compression with XAVC S to GoPro for example.  ProTune on the Hero 4 and 5 does make a difference but Sony has the edge with an overall better codec that is low artifact.

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10 Weird but Cool Slow Motion Videos!

10 Weird but Cool Slow Motion Videos

Slow motion is becoming more mainstream by the day with the advent of cheaper higher frame rate cameras, Youtube channels dedicated to the craft and now even video gaming getting in on the high frame rate action to capture slow motion moments without the use of a real camera and relying on real-time rendered graphics.

While there is more of a tilt toward just visual enjoyment of the footage, some video samples help with understanding scientific concepts and safety concerns like the airbag test. We gathered 10 video samples that are making the rounds on the web with the help of slow motion.

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Underwater Slow Motion with Sony RX100 IV!

Underwater Slow Motion Fantasea FRX100IV

Few have attempted filming slow motion underwater and the results are usually underwhelming due to the amount of light needed. The light kits alone can make the undersea wildlife exit in a fast way from apparent danger unless they lack eyes or photo sensors.  However with a little ingenuity and keeping frame rates slow but not overly so you can get very good looking footage under the ocean with what amounts to be an entry package.

Chase Darnell did a review for Dive Photo Guide where the Sony RX100 IV is used with the aid of a Fantasea FRX100 IV Underwater Housing. As a diver the review is geared for underwater shooting which is not common when it comes to slow motion.  He goes over the pros and cons of the kit and much more.

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Slow Motion Summer 2016!

Slow Motion Summer

It’s that time of the year again when we revisit and dig up slow motion footage that is just out of this world cool.  From the most well known names in YouTube slow-mo to the obscure coolness of the lab and phone tests.

We choose a list of what we believe represent the current cutting edge in slow motion video art and research. Not everything is about gear and specs, a little inspiring footage can make your current camera shine again when you get an idea and put it to the test.

We encourage you to subscribe via the credit links on the text above each video and encourage these footage producers if you really like their work. And of course share them with your friends and family.

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