First, we’ll start off with some technical geekery, as the HPV-X is Shimadzu’s flagship camera, offering recording speeds of up to ten million frames per second and high resolution of up to 100,000 pixels per frame at ultra-high speeds. They recently filmed a small pellet / ball breaking glass at 10-million FPS, and this video ensued. Continue reading for more.

Shimadzu Corporation is a manufacturer of precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment, based in Kyoto, Japan. The company was established by Genzo Shimadzu in 1875. X-ray devices, the spectrum camera, the electron microscope, and the gas chromatograph were developed and commercialized in advance of other Japanese companies. In 2002, Koichi Tanaka, a longstanding employee, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of mass spectrometric analysis of biological macromolecules.

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