DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. » 4/06/14 8:00pm 4/06/14 8:00pm

The watermelon might be the best thing to see explode in slow motion

What's your favorite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon's shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially… » 1/21/14 8:43pm 1/21/14 8:43pm

NASA Engineers Built an Insanely Complex Bullet-Time Rig For Fun

Back in May, our friend and ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober, figured out a way to shoot "bullet time" videos on the cheap, with a ceiling fan, a pair of flashlights, and a GoPro. Pretty damn creative, but the rig had its limitations. So Mark set out to find a way to create a similar set-up, this time using a high-end… » 12/05/13 12:01pm 12/05/13 12:01pm

Watch America's new missile defense system destroying an enemy fighter

You're seeing America's new ground-to-air missile defense system in action, destroying an enemy QF-4 Phantom fighter jet. In fact, it simultaneously destroyed two airborne enemies during a stress test last Wednesday. Its name is MEADS and it will replace the famous Patriot missile interceptors. » 11/09/13 2:16am 11/09/13 2:16am

An Underwater Bullet In Super Slo-Mo Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

You may remember our friend Destin at Smarter Every Day shooting an AK-47 underwater. It was a cool experiment, but the pressure caused the aquarium to shatter, ruining what we now know would have been an amazing shot. To solve this problem, he built a sort of reverse-periscope for a Phantom camera and shot the AK-47… » 7/23/13 2:37am 7/23/13 2:37am

Here's the First Gorgeous Slow-Motion Footage from the New Phantom…

Vision Research expanded its line of popular Phantom cameras recently to include a series of compact, rugged high-speed options. One lucky user is the first to get his hands on the Miro M120 and let it loose in the wild. And we're lucky enough to see the results. » 5/02/12 12:40pm 5/02/12 12:40pm

Watch a Nikon D4 Shutter Fire at 1000 fps

The new Nikon D4 DLSR is a beast. Its fires off 11 shots per second with gusto. The inner workings of such a task are hard to appreciate with the naked eye. But if you have a Phantom camera, your eye is considerably less naked. In this video, enthusiasts Jason Kolsch and Jayson Jordon used a Phantom Gold to capture… » 4/04/12 7:00pm 4/04/12 7:00pm

Phantom Miro M320S High-Speed Camera Brings Your World to a Standstill

Slow-motion enthusiasts everywhere have a brand new toy. Phantom, the line of cameras that titillates our eyes and taunts our bank accounts, has outed the tiny Phantom Miro M32S. It records at an astonishing 1540 fps at full 1080p HD, and the frame rate only goes up from there at reduced resolutions. Better still, it… » 4/04/12 10:20am 4/04/12 10:20am

Watching Giant Killer Waves Swallow Surfers in Slow Motion Scares the…

Chris Bryan, the amazing slow motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It's terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry. Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French… » 1/12/12 5:40pm 1/12/12 5:40pm