Slow motion video of a 142mph tennis serve shows the ball turning to goo

A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just… » 6/30/15 8:00pm Tuesday 8:00pm

Shooting brown sludge from a cannon in slow motion is so much gross fun

It’s abundantly clear now that a slow motion camera is probably the funnest toy a bored suburban kid could ever ask for. Anything you do is immediately more gross, epic, impressive, sillier and just plain funner-er than real life. You could just load up a homemade cannon with brown sludge and ketchup and shoot it at… » 6/26/15 6:43pm 6/26/15 6:43pm

Watch a woodpecker bang its beak and head against a tree in slow motion

Man, that’s got to flatten out some brain cells. Slow motion footage from a Turkish TV program The Glory of Nature found on Reddit shows a woodpecker repeatedly drilling its beak into a tree. You can see the head of the bird jiggle and the shock of the hit reverberate throughout its entire body. But it just keeps… » 6/19/15 3:55am 6/19/15 3:55am

Look how amazingly still a hummingbird's body is when it flies

Here’s a video of hummingbirds flying in slow motion. It’s really cool to see how different the speed of its wings move versus the stillness of its body. It’s like the video is in fast forward when you’re staring at the wings but completely stopped when you just see the body. I’ll never not be impressed by… » 6/17/15 8:20pm 6/17/15 8:20pm

What happens when you pour water on an oil fire in slow motion

Really bad things happen. Though everyone should know this, here’s a lovely slow motion video reminder on what happens when you pour water onto an oil fire in an attempt to put it out: the fire gets even crazier because the water vaporizes into steam which expands causing it to spit out the oil which makes the flames… » 5/26/15 11:07pm 5/26/15 11:07pm

Slow motion footage of double barreled pistols firing bullets is crazy

Watch as we slow down time to see this guy fire off 20 bullets in just 1.5 seconds from two double barreled pistols. It’s a ballistics ballet that looks almost unreal at certain angles. The top down look of the guns firing is especially cool to see, like a first person shooter video game view only in real life. » 5/26/15 8:40pm 5/26/15 8:40pm

Video: Getting slapped with a hand of fire in slow motion is spectacular

There are a lot of cool things you can see in slow motion but few might be as satisfying as watching a hand on fire slapping a guy in the face. The face gets smushed in all kinds of ways with spit flying everywhere while the flames dance around all over the guy’s face and stays there a frighteningly few seconds too… » 5/05/15 8:20pm 5/05/15 8:20pm

This collection of slow motion scenes is so stunning it stops time

Paul Wex's Interrupt is an absolutely beautiful look into people and life in southeast Asia. It's filmed entirely in slow motion with a vintage 35mm OM Zuiko lens on a Canon 5D Mk3 and the footage of random daily life is peaceful and serene and stunning and unreal. Its like the video has stopped time to showcase life. » 4/15/15 11:34am 4/15/15 11:34am

Slow motion video of firing a RPG shows the massive back blast off

Here's footage from Vickers Tactical showing what firing a RPG-7 looks like in slow motion. It's like a rocket launch, only turned horizontal. The back blast off is so huge that it might be just as bad to stand directly behind the RPG as it would be to stand it front of it. Okay, maybe not. But still. » 4/13/15 8:00pm 4/13/15 8:00pm

Matchstick Rockets Captured at 2,500 fps Look Like Tiny ICBMs

If you’ve never wrapped aluminum foil around a match to turn it into a miniature rocket you’re missing out on a really great childhood experience. The one thing most of us didn’t have as kids was access to a high-speed video camera, but thankfully the Slow Mo Guys do, and they filmed this tiny launch at 2,500 FPS. » 4/07/15 12:45pm 4/07/15 12:45pm

Watching CDs Explode At 170,000 FPS Is Better Than Fireworks

Adding more credence to the notion that everything is better in slow motion, the Slow Mo Guys strapped a compact disk to a vacuum cleaner motor and spun it up to 23,000 RPM. At that speed the disk simply disintegrated under the forces, and thankfully the duo's high-speed camera was there to capture the destruction at… » 3/25/15 9:30pm 3/25/15 9:30pm

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

Seeing a bunch of random scenes in slow motion is surreal (NSFW)

If you ever wondered what hitting an egg with a golf club or throwing pork belly into a pan or shooting an arrow through a light bulb or cutting a woman's hair all looked like in slow motion, you don't have to wonder anymore, this video shows you and a lot of other awesome random things in slow motion. » 2/09/15 10:07pm 2/09/15 10:07pm

Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm