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(Short List)   The world's fastest camera takes 4.4 trillion photos a second. Instagram is going to be unbearable   (shortlist.com ) divider line
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2014-08-12 12:13:17 PM  
... "going to be" ?
 
2014-08-12 12:27:24 PM  
The next Hobbit movie is going to cause seizures.
 
2014-08-12 02:14:55 PM  
...which has achieved a snap rate of an astonishing 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it the world's fastest camera. ... We'll be offering very short odds on it being used to comprehensively document a cat trying to jump off something in the very near future.

Over-analyzing the humor:

A 1-second shot with this camera, played back at 60 fps, would take 2,324 years to watch.
 
2014-08-12 02:15:02 PM  
Damn.
You'd have to fast-forward to watch a bullet go by and not be bored.
 
2014-08-12 02:15:21 PM  
Why?
 
2014-08-12 02:20:20 PM  

bikerbob59: Why?


To analyze things that happen very quickly.
 
2014-08-12 02:22:53 PM  

Tobin_Lam: bikerbob59: Why?

To analyze things that happen very quickly.


I can finally make that porno starring me!
 
2014-08-12 02:26:05 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if this article gets corrected at some point.
 
2014-08-12 02:26:55 PM  
At 4.4 tril frames per second you'd get around 14.6K frames of light moving one meter (assuming I did my unit cancellation correctly).

That's pretty sweet if they can up the resolution a bit.
 
2014-08-12 02:30:41 PM  
The hard part is going through all the stills to find that one perfect image.
 
2014-08-12 03:11:49 PM  
There was a cool TED talk on this type of stuff, with demonstrations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_9vd4HWlVA

It's a cool watch, and only about 11 minutes long.
 
2014-08-12 03:28:17 PM  

untaken_name: The hard part is going through all the stills to find that one perfect image.


and then deleting the sh*tty ones.

delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.
delete image? yes.


only 4,399,999,999,992 to go!
 
2014-08-12 03:40:03 PM  
I'm curious exactly how many photons you'd actually intercept in an exposure time of 22 femtoseconds.
 
2014-08-12 03:51:50 PM  
...and it holds a 64GB memory card.
 
2014-08-12 03:55:41 PM  
Jesus, I'll finish myself off looking at certain photos before the whip even makes first contact.
 
2014-08-12 04:20:58 PM  
Man, the porn has to be pretty amazing at those speeds!
 
2014-08-12 05:09:23 PM  
Whatever technology they are using that can record aan image with an effective shutter speed of 1/4.4 trillionth of a second - I need that in my next camera.
 
2014-08-12 05:15:18 PM  

Hawnkee: Man, the porn has to be pretty amazing at those speeds!


It'd essentially be a painting.
 
2014-08-12 10:22:50 PM  

Hoopy Frood: ...and it holds a 64GB memory card.


if my math is right, for 1 second of footage to fit on a 64 gb card, each frame would have to be .00001454545 KB in size.
 
2014-08-13 03:25:32 AM  
That means you only have 6864 trillion frames to get to the gym.
 
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