If you have trouble viewing these, I'm sorry but I probably can't help - they play fine
in my Windoze Media Player & Real Player....!
I highly reccommend virtualdub as a good means of viewing AVIs frame-by-frame.
If you have any suggestions of things that might be interesting to record, please email me.
CD snapped by hand cdbreak.avi (87K)
25 May 2008 - Derby Teslathon
Large Jacob's Ladder at 1000 frames/sec jacob_crop.avi (754K)
9 Apr 2006 The obligatory water droplets etc.
These were the first sequencences taken with my "Untensified" imager, giving much better image quality.
Water drops, with mid-air collisions. 1000 frames/sec AVI (2.6MB)
Another good mid-air collision AVI (330K)
Drop of milk - showing that most of the first 'bounce' droplet contains the original liquid. 1000 frames/sec AVI (316K)
Nottingham Gaussfest 11 March 2006
This was the first time my high-speed camera system was used 'in anger', having hastily bodged together the software to transfer images out of it to the PC just the evening before the event, with no time to test it properly. The greyscale on these images is probably not ideal due to total lack of gamma correction, and some further experiments with lighting will be needed to get better image quality - most of these were done with the image intensifier gain cranked up to eleven, and are rather noisy as a result.
Unfortunately a few good sequences were lost due to the flakiness of the hastily hacked software, but some good stuff was still obtained, mostly involving breaking things using aluminium hard-disc platters propelled at great speed using the destruct-o-tron
The enevitable CD smashage
Well the first thing just had to be smashing a CD, didn't it....? Hard disk platter sits on coil, with CD above it. You can see that the CD smashes from the acceleration, not the impact with the top of the containment tube.
Hard-disc platter versus beer glass.
It took 3 attempts to actually break the glass, but we goth teher in the end...
Coin dropped into glass of water
1000 frames/sec. Video: Windows Media 9 AVI (457K)
Tinfoil dish fountain
This footage shows a fun trick that can be done with a large van de Graff machine or,
as in this case, a Cockroft-Walton multiplier (Derek
You can see the ballon 'unwrap', leaving a lump of water hanging in the air, which then drops.
1000 frames/sec Windows Media 9 AVI (641K)