Unlike traditional cameras, high-speed cameras can film up to a quarter of a million frames per second by running the film over a rotating prism or mirror instead of using a shutter, thus reducing the need for stopping and starting the film behind a shutter which would tear the film stock at such speeds. Continue reading to see twenty awesome pictures captured with a high-speed camera at the perfect moment of impact.

Today, the digital high-speed camera has replaced the film camera used for Vehicle Impact Testing. Television series such as MythBusters and Time Warp often use high-speed cameras to show their tests in slow motion. Saving the recorded high-speed images can be time consuming because the newest consumer cameras today have resolutions up to four megapixels at record rates over 1000 frames per second, which means in one second the user will have over 11 gigabytes of image data.

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