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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:11 pm

Jsr congrats on the getting the camera, vids are looking good, Id recommend getting a couple cheap flood lights from the hardware store, I picked a couple 600w ones for about 7 bucks each. They work great for indoor lighting even up to 1000 fps.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:22 am

jor2daje wrote:I'd recommend getting a couple cheap flood lights from the hardware store, I picked a couple 600w ones for about 7 bucks each. They work great for indoor lighting even up to 1000 fps.


I was thinking along those lines, thanks for the tip :)

For really basic editing, such as trimming the clip to size, you can just use the in-camera trimming function. Doesn't ruin your quality and is quick. To use it, I think you pause the video as it plays, then press either down or up on the directional pad (can't remember which). Unfortunately you can't do any other editing within the camera, only trimming.


I had no idea there was an on-board editor (because obviously, I still haven't rtfm :D), good to know :)

edit: BBMG at 420 fps :D :D :D

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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:45 pm

Looking good :D

Took some more footage today, these are the best two clips I got:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSRT0uakn0[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqdv4CXfApU[/youtube]

I almost shot the camera a couple of times when the dart deflected off the balloon instead of popping it :?
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheLesser » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:42 am

For our lighting, we use one of the 500w shop lights. They provide plenty of light for 1,000FPS and are incredibly rugged. I'm pretty sure that I'm not the first to say this but the flames that come out of a combustion gun look amazing with high speed. The Casio Exilim EX-FC100 was the BEST $250 I have spent on a piece of equipment. I need to make an acrylic blast shield for my camera so bits of "debris" don't hit the camera (shard of plastic at 300fps, not good!:D )
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:15 am

McCoytheLesser wrote:The Casio Exilim EX-FC100 was the BEST $250 I have spent on a piece of equipment.


Only had it for a couple of days now but couldn't agree more :D

I almost shot the camera a couple of times when the dart deflected off the balloon instead of popping it


One of my biggest fears, at the moment I'm putting mine behind an empty clear chocolate box, not really thick enough to stop a direct hit but good enough for ricochets and debris, I'll try and make a proper protective box in due course.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:25 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
I almost shot the camera a couple of times when the dart deflected off the balloon instead of popping it


One of my biggest fears, at the moment I'm putting mine behind an empty clear chocolate box, not really thick enough to stop a direct hit but good enough for ricochets and debris, I'll try and make a proper protective box in due course.


I should probably do the same....

It seems ironic that I went and dropped ~ $500 on a camera, but am too cheap to go buy a bit of decent glass or acrylic to put it behind :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:32 am

Insomniac wrote:It seems ironic that I went and dropped ~ $500 on a camera, but am too cheap to go buy a bit of decent glass or acrylic to put it behind :lol:


This is why I didn't go for the EX-F1 - I will shoot this camera one day, completely by accident, but I will - so I though might as well cut my losses and get the cheaper one :)
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:48 am

Haha... Just make sure you only shoot it once the new line of high speeds are on the market :D

EDIT: I was considering the F1 too, but the fact it records to the impossibly annoying .mov format was a dealbreaker for me. I'd rather have huge files I can easily work with, than compressed ones I can't.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:31 pm

I *cough* borrowed *cough* a 500W halogen lamp from the workshop, so finally was able to do some decent 1000 fps shots :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij1J_z_dTLg[/youtube]

Playmobil figure shot with a 0.22" pellet at around 800 feet per second


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmuRqeZn4A[/youtube]

(Fake!) zippo case (previously used as a target :roll:) again with the 0.22"


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wUlaRoyZ3w[/youtube]

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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:11 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:This is why I didn't go for the EX-F1 - I will shoot this camera one day, completely by accident, but I will - so I though might as well cut my losses and get the cheaper one :)

Which causes you to think "oh its cheap anyway", seting it up in risky situations.
Buying the 500$ one would force you to make sure it's safe and comfy all the time. This results in not shooting the camera for a long time, long enough to want a newer and better one.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:39 pm

Fair point, but buying the $200 one instead of the $500 one means that I now have $300 I can invest in a sentry gun project ;)
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:42 pm

Personally I would've bought two EX-FC100's, one to keep around the firing range for Murphy's Law and the other to capture the footage...though i'm already spotting the flaws :D
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheLesser » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:54 pm

one to keep around the firing range for Murphy's Law and the other to capture the footage


And we spudders know all too well about Murphy's law :D.

I'd have both of them shooting video "just in case." :)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:15 pm

We do :) case in point, there are two types of chrony owner, the ones that have shot their chrony and the ones that will shoot it in the near future ;)
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:19 pm

lol I guess we've got to get use to it...

when you finish that turret remember to test it on yourself first, just like that guy in one of his vids... ohh and of course it would be cool if you could film that in slowmo

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