It only took 5 seconds to film this entire music video

In what has to be one of the shortest shoots ever, all it took to make this three and a half minute music video was five seconds of filming. That seems like some pretty good bang for your buck! The trick was that a Phantom 4K camera inhaled those five seconds at 1000FPS to create this moving mural painting of a music… » 2/11/15 12:33am 2/11/15 12:33am

Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fueled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today's calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered… » 2/10/15 12:30pm 2/10/15 12:30pm

Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 8:20pm 10/30/14 8:20pm

Video proof that slow motion in 4K makes everything look cooler

Skateboarding, motorcycling, breakdancing, doing gymnastics—all of those sports already look awesome in real time. But if you record them with a Phantom at 1000FPS slow motion in beautiful 4K, they become so epic that you wish life came with a slow motion button too. Watch. » 10/10/14 11:02pm 10/10/14 11:02pm

Here's Woz on a Segway, Filmed By a Drone

The punditry talks a lot about a concept called "convergence," which can be neatly summarized in the GIF above: Woz, Segway, drone. All things tech and joy, all at once. » 7/21/14 2:30pm 7/21/14 2:30pm

The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter Is Now a Real Autonomous Drone

One of the most popular consumer quadcopters on the market is now a true drone. DJI recently pushed an update to the apps that help control its flagship Phantom 2 Vision, and now, the $1000 aircraft can fly missions autonomously. Seriously, you just tell it where to go, and it goes—all by itself. » 7/02/14 5:04pm 7/02/14 5:04pm

Watch a Pro Golfer Knock a Drone From the Sky With One Golf Ball

Shooting down a flying drone is challenging even for machine gun-wielding sharpshooters. But professional golfer Keegan Bradley just made it look easy, swatting a DJI Phantom out of the sky with just a well-aimed golf ball. Thankfully, the quadcopter was carrying a GoPro, so we could see the whole thing unfold. Poor… » 4/26/14 3:00pm 4/26/14 3:00pm

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

There's No Better Breakfast Than Scrambled Eggs at 39,024 FPS

It's time for breakfast. Eggs? Check. Slingshot? Uh, check. Slow-motion camera? ...check? OK so maybe it's not your average breakfast experience, but it makes one hell of a case for scrambled eggs. » 9/25/13 9:38am 9/25/13 9:38am

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

What Would You Do Inside a Slow Motion Video Booth?

Here's a fun party idea: get a bunch of people together with 11 kegs and 1 slow motion video booth and see what happens. That's pretty much what these guys did, they hooked up a Phantom Miro camera and let people go nuts with whatever they wanted to do at 1500FPS. » 6/04/13 11:00pm 6/04/13 11:00pm

Dragonfly Wings Are Amazing In Slow Motion

Destin, our friend over at Smarter Every Day, has expanded our brains once again. Did you know that dragonfly wings work differently than nearly every other insect, utilizing a direct flight mechanism? Did you know that they can operate each wing independently, enabling them to glide like a bird? Even if you did know… » 5/21/13 2:05pm 5/21/13 2:05pm

Watch the Wonderful Mechanics of a DSLR Shutter in Super Slow Motion

There are incredible feats of engineering going completely unnoticed all around us. The way a high speed camera shutter works is one of them. » 3/05/13 1:35pm 3/05/13 1:35pm

Watching a Cheetah Run in Slow Motion Is Still Pretty Damn Fast

Since we've already seen how people capture a photograph of a cheetah running at full speed, it makes sense to see the other side: the slow motion footage of a cheetah running. It's mother naturally beautiful. » 11/27/12 2:00am 11/27/12 2:00am

The Most Expensive Home Movie Ever Will Make You Miss the Summer Even…

Gizmodo reader Brad Kremer sent this beautiful home movie, shot at 2,564 frames per second with a Phantom Flex, Zeiss super speed glass, Canon 5DMKII and Canon L series glass. Total: $300,000 to shoot what's probably the coolest water balloon battle ever filmed. Worth every cent and second. » 10/02/12 9:04am 10/02/12 9:04am

Even Gallagher Is Worth Watching in Super Slow Motion

We can't get enough of super slow motion. Thousands upon thousands of frames capturing millions of little particles of everything flying everywhere. It turns even the most mundane moment into dramatic footage. Here's just another glorious, gratuitously destructive example. » 9/20/12 1:00pm 9/20/12 1:00pm

Watch How This Time-Expanding Car Commercial Was Painstakingly Stitched…

It turns out Phantom cameras are useful for more than just destroying household items and blowing stuff up. This Fiat Abarth spot made use of the slow-motion wonder cam in this fantastical "still moving image," and the behind the scenes is pretty amazing. » 5/18/12 11:40am 5/18/12 11:40am