Watch Water Fight Against Surface Tension At 2,564 FPS HD

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo.

This is a few months old but it’s great. It shows a Tom Guilmette playing with a Phantom Flex 1080p video camera shooting at 2,564 frames a second. This camera uses high speed lenses and sensors to slow down almost everything including bullets (albeit at slightly lower resolution.)

Tom set up the camera in a hotel room while filming Ping Pong tournaments in Las Vegas. The resulting demo reel is a cross between something out of the Matrix and a physics documentary.

The most surprising thing about the new Flex camera is its light sensitivity and native noiseless 1000 ISO. Dave and I were able to record 600 FPS under Rule office fluorescent ceiling lights! The picture was not perfectly exposed, but we were making flicker-free images at that insane frame rate. If you are not familiar with high speed, a ton of light is needed and flicker is almost always a problem. But this camera is the most sensitive yet. The new Flex is “simply magic”. I think I said that to Dave more than once at Rule.

via BB