High-speed camera provides groundbreaking wildlife footage

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Footage from Photron’s Emmy award winning high-speed camera has recently been aired across the world. The ultima APX camera provided the super-slow motion images of a great white shark killing a seal seen on the BBC’s Planet Earth series, currently showing on the Discovery Channel in the US.


The attack, which lasted 47 seconds, was captured at 1000fps in full colour at a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. The camera is typically used in automotive crash testing and missile testing, so it was ideal for the harsh conditions of the open sea.

This is not the first time the camera has provided worldwide television coverage; It is also ideal for slow motion sports footage. So much so that it received the Outstanding Innovative Technical Achievement Emmy Award for its close up action of golf tournaments on CBS, having captured images at a huge 12,500fps.

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