High Speed (Frame Rate) Camera

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kingkezz, May 29, 2006.

  1. kingkezz macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2006
    Hey all,

    I'm making a documentary on snow culture as part of a school assignment and was wondering if anybody knew of any camera's (digital) that you can change the frame rate on.

    I'm thinking I'll need like about 150fps, but if you can suggest anything higher than 25fps that'd be great.

    Are you able to change the frame rate on something like a PD-150 or similar

    I'm trying to get like flicking snow going through the air, so off a tree or bouncing off a ski/board when dropped.

    Obviosuly no consumer/prosumer camera can go that fast but if you can suggest a good cheap rental place, in Australia, for a high speed camera, that'd be good to.
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Panasonic's HVX-200 does varibable frame rate, but only in 720p mode. You could always rent one and downconvert the HD footage to SD.

  3. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002

    It only goes up to 60 fps though.
  4. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    Don't know any places in Australia the rents the gear your looking for, but I can tell you that you better have a lot of money. Film is probably what you're going to need.
  5. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    being a person that deals with people asking me that all the time (through my film and media dept at university, for some odd reason students want to make matrix style stuff), i have never seen a digital camera that can ramp a framerate that high. most commonly i've seen stuff captured at that sort of rate is done using high speed still cameras.

    if you're in LA, there'll be a wealth of rental firms. give a few a bell, and see if they've got something capable. they will be film cameras, and they will be expensive. they may even point you in the way of a photography company who can get you a still camera capable of it.
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    What about the mythbusters-style high-speed cameras? They're most definetly digital.... probably a good chunk of change though.

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