TPB #91 – Bullets Colliding with Water Droplets

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The holy grail of high speed photography. A shot of mythical technical expertise where a pellet pierces a water droplet in midair. Here I demystify this incredible shot and give the complete details on how anyone with a Camera Axe can recreate this amazing shot!

Here is the Camera Axe software I used in the video.

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TPB #90 – Analyzing Error in the Projectile Sensor

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The error of the Camera Axe’s projectile sensor is analyzed. Experiments are done in software to isolate the error which turns out to come almost entirely from the 4 microsecond granularity of the Camera Axe’s timer hardware. Then math is done on that 4 microsecond granularity to determine how that affects the reported speed of the bullet in the Camera Axe and the positioning of the bullet in a photo.

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TPB #68 – A Projectile Photographing Rig

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This video shows you how I setup a space to photograph moving bullets. Then I show you some photos of exploding Christmas bulbs filled with gelatin.

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TPB #12 – Projectile Sensor Setup

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This episode discusses how to assemble the projectile sensor and connect it to the Alan Sailer’s Flickr Photostream

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    TPB #4 – Sound Trigger

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    This episode show how to setup and use the microphone sensor with the Camera Axe to make a sound trigger.

    The main components you need are the Camera Axe, microphone sensor, and a flash cable.

    The use cases are bullets, shattering glass, popping balloons, and just about any other high speed event that makes noise.

    Credits

    Photos by Maurice Ribble
    Music by Dan-O

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