High-Speed Strings: Video Trickery Creates Wobbly Slow Motion Effect

High Speed Strings: Video Trickery Creates Wobbly Slow Motion Effect instruments high speed

This brief clip demonstrates what happens when you film an upright bass while synchronizing the vibration of the strings with the frame rate of the camera. The resulting video makes it appear as though the musician is playing in slow motion when the video is actually playing at normal speed, not unlike the effect of a strobe light. (via Devour)

Update: According to Create Digital Music this phenomenon might have more to do with how a digital cameras capture an image by scanning images quickly from top to bottom. (thnx, Clepsydrae)