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What they really need to do is use 500 of these to get a super duper slow motion matrix style bullet dodging video. Except it wouldn't be bullet dodging, it would be LASER dodging!
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This sort of tech could possibly help make the next push in gaming! If developers record an object being destroyed, fired upon, lit up, or even water ripples with this sort of camera, they may be able to much more accurately replicate such effects in their games.
Edit: Nevermind... I just figured out how this actually works and it's not as impressive anymore. This will only work on fully static objects.

unless they can get several hundred/thousand/million of these cameras together to take the same pic at once.... now that would be an innovation as well. eventually electronics will get small enough that they can fit many smaller versions of these cameras together to make such things happen(hopefully)

i retract my former statement


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seems cg to me, no camera can capture that amount of data in such a short time, imagine how much space will a 1 second movie will take on a HDD, and i hardly doubt that there's such a fast light emitter. i call it fake, but also for cg it's pretty cool.

 

 

EDIT: might be legit http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/  didn't read the whole thing


Edited by 2danimm - 12/13/11 at 12:07pm
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So if you shot one second of footage on this camera, and played it back at 30fps, it’d still take you over 1,000 years to watch it.

Wow. Just...wow.
     
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so they can make a camera record faster than the speed of light, interesting. I'd just like to know the practical uses of such a device lol
    
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That's pretty awesome!
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Video quality is crap, kthxbai

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so besides viewing light traveling.... it cant do anything else? sounds like wasted money to me. dont hate just saying...

/headdesk

Do you realize just how quickly light travels? 300 million meters per second. My maths may be slightly off, but I'm pretty sure light can orbit the earth just under eight times in a single second. And we can track every moment of that movement now. I can't even think of where to start in terms of cosmological and astrophysical applications for a camera capable of such speeds.

So yeah. It's basically just a camera that can record light moving. But you need to understand just how important that simple concept is to our understanding of the universe.

Not to mention - if we can capture light on camera, we can devise machines necessary for capturing other things that move at the speed of light, like other types of waves and probably fast-moving particles. That could transform our knowledge of quantum theory and help us understand, more clearly, the relationship between matter and energy.

But if you think it's a waste of money...
Edited by Escatore - 12/13/11 at 1:20pm
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Why can't the videos show something blowing up or getting shot at? Watching lights hit things it boring.
    
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Reply to you escatore

He figured out it could possible maybe in theory be used to make a video games so he retracted his former comment and agrees it is now worth the money. Used for the greater good and further our understanding of the universe...pft....rolleyes.gif
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Reply to you escatore
He figured out it could possible maybe in theory be used to make a video games so he retracted his former comment and agrees it is now worth the money. Used for the greater good and further our understanding of the universe...pft....rolleyes.gif


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