Bullets Through Objects in Slow Motion
May 1, 2006 11:21 PM   Subscribe

One minute long video of bullets passing through objects in super slow motion. The best part is, from the looks of it, some of these objects totally needed shooting. (link goes to embedded wmv)
posted by jonson (33 comments total)
Previously, some stills.
posted by null terminated at 11:26 PM on May 1, 2006

This was incredibly cool until I mentally replaced the egg with a human head... still, great post.
posted by greycap at 11:27 PM on May 1, 2006

hey, I recognize that "previously" link! Guess I just have a thing for slow motion bullet imagery...
posted by jonson at 11:28 PM on May 1, 2006

Just when I thought an aluminum can full of liquid was the coolest thing to shoot... see you in hell, waterbottle!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:33 PM on May 1, 2006

Pretty neat. Here's a direct wmv link for those of us who prefer their video sans embedding.
posted by omarr at 11:39 PM on May 1, 2006

greycap, just make it somebody you really don't like's head and its all good again.

I wanted to see this alot bigger and not in wmv. Like let me download a 200 MB mpg version. Which is, to say, I enjoyed this.
posted by fenriq at 12:17 AM on May 2, 2006

Awesome. Pity it's all handgun rounds, though.
posted by Ryvar at 12:33 AM on May 2, 2006

That waterbottle one was great! Thanks, jonson.
posted by shoepal at 12:52 AM on May 2, 2006

Very cool indeed. But could it be any smaller?
posted by zardoz at 12:56 AM on May 2, 2006

Here [Warning: risque girlie ad], you don't just see the can shot and then move on. It tries to get back up again... can't make it... falls down in a pool of its own froth and dies with rivulets of soda leaking from it.
Bonus - scalpel dropped on a balloon
posted by tellurian at 12:58 AM on May 2, 2006

That balloon thing was cool, though it looked more like an exacto knife to me. (OK I am being pedantic, so sue me).
posted by Eekacat at 1:38 AM on May 2, 2006

back and to the left. back and to the left.
posted by hartsell at 1:42 AM on May 2, 2006

The banana had it coming.
posted by moonbird at 3:46 AM on May 2, 2006

That Banana one was the best.
That guy must have been a good shot to be able to shoot the thin part of a playing card from end to end.
posted by The Boy at 3:54 AM on May 2, 2006

This is great. I liked the egg, water bottle, and banana best, in no particular order. And the water balloon was good, too. I wonder how much one of those high speed cameras costs? More of this sort of thing here, but none of the links appears to give any price info.
posted by TedW at 4:25 AM on May 2, 2006

According to gizmodo, you can get the 1 million frame-per-second camera for only $200,000 dollars. Just the thing to buy when I get the check from forwarding all that Email for Bill Gates.
posted by TedW at 4:28 AM on May 2, 2006

The Japanese are very precise.
posted by beerbajay at 4:34 AM on May 2, 2006

beerbajay : "The Japanese are very precise."

And then the Koreans go and subtitle their videos.
posted by Bugbread at 5:05 AM on May 2, 2006

The water ball was truly awesome.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:40 AM on May 2, 2006

Err. I meant to say 'water bottle' right then. But then I actually watched the 'water balloon' clip, and wow. The water balloon clip is even more awesome than the water bottle clip.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:42 AM on May 2, 2006

Art takes myriad forms indeed !
posted by chrisranjana.com at 5:52 AM on May 2, 2006

We have a couple of high speed cameras in my lab; they'll capture a megapixel at about 1 kHz. We can use binning to get up to almost 100 kHz, but that takes a LOT of light. Cost is in the mid five figures apiece.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 6:01 AM on May 2, 2006

I second the banana water balloon, water bottle and egg as favorites. Incredible.

That banana won't be giving any atheists nightmares tonight!
posted by arcticwoman at 6:27 AM on May 2, 2006

That egg was like an organic death star.
posted by mecran01 at 6:27 AM on May 2, 2006

Here are some still frames.
posted by lemhuxley at 6:46 AM on May 2, 2006

Absolutely awesomely super-awesome.
posted by blacklite at 7:55 AM on May 2, 2006

anybody know if that was an ad for something? If so, what were they trying to sell, bullets?
posted by rmm at 7:59 AM on May 2, 2006

It would have been even more awesome if for one of the shots (heh), a little Mario would appear and jump on the bullet (bill), knocking it to the ground, thus saving the banana or snackfood for getting all JFK-ed.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:02 AM on May 2, 2006

Even more thrilling -- revisit the site and look at the video of the vehicle running the a light and going straight through several lanes of busy cross traffic.

Makes the bullet videos look easy.

I wonder if the red-light-runner even noticed the near-death experience everyone in that intersection had as s/he passed through it.
posted by hank at 11:28 AM on May 2, 2006

That water balloon is awesome.
posted by graventy at 11:42 AM on May 2, 2006

It's a shame the water bottle wasn't properly centered. Or maybe that would've made it less interesting.
posted by howling fantods at 1:30 PM on May 2, 2006

It's interesting that the two cans shot lost most of their liquid out of the side first hit by the bullet, even though the time between the bullets entry on the left and exit on the right was miniscule.

A function of gas expansion to be sure, but why doesnt the stuff leak more equally out of both sides.

Thoughts, meta-physicists?
posted by lalochezia at 2:50 PM on May 2, 2006

Howzabout this: the bullet brings a whole lotta air into the can with it. And there's only the one exit at the time.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:18 PM on May 2, 2006

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