How does a high speed camera shutter work? Here's a video of it, in slow motion. Phantom slow mo cams show us just how crazy fast these cameras work. From at 1920 frames per second, here's a Nikon D4 shooting photos at a rate of 10 frames per second.
The mirror flips up and first curtain drops at each photo and exposes the image sensor for 1/200th of a second, of which then the second shutter drops to complete the exposure. It's an amazing feat. Check out the video below:
You've no doubt heard of the speed of light. It is the fastest speed possible for any physical object. But have you heard of the speed of dark? Darkness is the absence of light, but what if that wasn't the whole story? Here's Michael of Vsauce explaining the theory: Read more