Inside a Camera at 10,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Jan 29, 2015
  • Gav shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps.
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    Camera filmed is a Canon 7D.
    This video is a good demonstration of how a rolling shutter works.
    Shot with a Phantom Flex at 10,000fps
    Inside a camera at 10,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
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  • ShoesNoSocks
    ShoesNoSocks Day ago

    Back when SloMoGuys was informative!

  • Jennifer Kellogg
    Jennifer Kellogg 3 days ago +1

    Your camera actually has both kinds of shutter. When you set a slow speed, there will be a time when the whole sensor is exposed. That is why many cameras have a maximum speed for witch you can use flash... it is the fastest speed available that will have the entire sensor uncovered simultaneously. If you try to use flash with a higher speed, you will get a black band across your image because some of the sensor was covered during the flash. These faster speeds are called slit-width speeds.

  • AndreShuman
    AndreShuman 3 days ago

    Жаль что титров нет(
    A pity that credits there is no(

  • Royal Army
    Royal Army 6 days ago

    I guess the camera cpu or processor is the bottleneck. And even if they upgrade the processors, heating issue and battery life will be another problem.

    • simmojosh
      simmojosh 5 days ago

      Yeah thats why the phantoms are so huge compared to that dslr and the really fast ones are really loud. Insane processing power and cooling

  • Jawsjawsjawsrg
    Jawsjawsjawsrg 14 days ago

    I knew a bit about the curtain thing but I didn't realize that is why there was a slant in it. Thanks for the lesson.

  • Joko Prasetio
    Joko Prasetio 19 days ago

    masih muda nii

  • Santiago Acevedo
    Santiago Acevedo 20 days ago

    Better than any photography course in just 7 minutes.

  • Gaming For Life
    Gaming For Life 21 day ago

    Do fire works in slow mo please

  • thanachat lertwiram
    thanachat lertwiram 24 days ago

    How about close youtube ads at 10000 FPS?

  • Provenuser 101
    Provenuser 101 26 days ago

    0:00 there is a scream here
    Ps very interesting gav, as usual

  • James G
    James G 29 days ago

    At that speed, it looks so VIOLENT! lol

  • vss virus
    vss virus 29 days ago

    Don’t see any difference:/

  • Peter JF
    Peter JF Month ago

    Some old film camera shots of racing cars taken with a rolling shutter camera show the wheels distorted into a sloped oval shape. The UK car spares shop Halfords copies that distortion for the 'o' in their name to make their logo.

  • Uramichi Japon
    Uramichi Japon Month ago

    Very good !

  • matthias von weymarn

    Could you do continues shooting on a mirrorless camera please :)

  • Mehran Sadi
    Mehran Sadi Month ago


  • Elda M. Díaz L.
    Elda M. Díaz L. Month ago

    "I refuse to replace it, because it still works"
    I have the same Samsung phone my parents gave me like 4 and half years ago because of the same statement
    More learning videos! ♡

  • Jack Fox
    Jack Fox Month ago

    A like for the Cannon 7D longevity. #salute 👏

  • T.Kai
    T.Kai Month ago

    I wish they would have shown this on my photography course _-_
    My phone looks the same as the camera tho xP All paint smudged

  • Brian Wind Grøndahl

    how does it look when you take 3 pic pr sec. does it jump to the top to role down again, ore is it just moving up the mirror and taking the second pic from the buttom???

  • Solai Kannan Pandian
    Solai Kannan Pandian Month ago +2

    Bro.. I have a doubt.,
    Technically down side of image is older than upside of image.,
    Assuming rolling shutter opens from up to down.,
    Then in beer opening video.. Should have shadow to be slower than cork...
    Why is it reverse?!!
    Is is it the rolling shutter you used records from down to up..!!

    • Ethan.
      Ethan. Month ago

      Watch 4:24 .

    • Koushik Boinepally
      Koushik Boinepally Month ago

      By the time the shutter got to the shadow.. the cork had already hit Dan on the face. But when the shutter was up on the cork.. it was still near the bottle.

  • Rewjik
    Rewjik Month ago

    i think this dude would be amazed to see what happens inside an internal combustion engine every second, and that not even at highway speeds like 3k rpm, but at idle.

  • JAzzy FeLdaR
    JAzzy FeLdaR Month ago

    I learned some interesting facts on this video. Thanks.

  • Yagrez
    Yagrez Month ago

    The 7D have 1/8000 no 1/10000 hahaha. Its the mark II?

  • Randy Jap
    Randy Jap Month ago

    I finally understand rolling shutters--thank you!

  • Kat the Foxtaur
    Kat the Foxtaur Month ago

    That was quite entertaining to watch, but also very educational! I actually had no idea how the shutter really worked inside, although now it makes perfect sense!

  • Andrés Poucel
    Andrés Poucel Month ago

    Great! Just the image had to be inverted. Because the corkscrew in the bottom of the picture is actually older than Dan´s face.

  • parth Tomar M
    parth Tomar M Month ago

    Record a bullet of auto guns

  • Björn
    Björn Month ago

    Is all of that, accapt for that mirror, in your phones camera?

  • sidratul muntaha
    sidratul muntaha Month ago

    can u give me u canon fom me.... hehehehe

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  • Kiraa Gaming!
    Kiraa Gaming! Month ago

    Your so young dan!

  • Lukáš Pánek
    Lukáš Pánek 2 months ago

    nice video, speaking of different shutter types, it would be interesting to see a leaf shutter in slow motion. The Compur shutter is quite easy to open and expose the moving bits, the Compur Rapid model goes up to 1/500 s

  • VidGva
    VidGva 2 months ago

    Why you didn't say about CCD sensors?? They take all pixels at once! Have such in my old Casio camera

  • Claude Maximus
    Claude Maximus 2 months ago

    Where’s the other slow mo ...

  • tommy d u b b s
    tommy d u b b s 2 months ago +2

    So fast but dark, or slow but bright

  • Devohd
    Devohd 2 months ago

    this was one of my favorite of your videos

  • Wiz
    Wiz 2 months ago +2

    if the lens shows always the image flipped upside-down then technically the shutter is scanning the image from bottom to top, which means the bottom of the image always older 'by fraction of second' than the top!
    isn't it?! just like you said the opposite?? @4:18

  • Alfredo Vega Cortes
    Alfredo Vega Cortes 2 months ago

    hey buddy am looking for a high fps camera what kind of a canon is that camera you been using ? or what consumer high fps camera do you recomend

  • LinExcites
    LinExcites 2 months ago

    Why can't you guys try the slow mo videos for aperture and ISO also? That would be really helpful to understand the engineering and technology of photography.

  • дudiᄆπᄆᄆ k
    дudiᄆπᄆᄆ k 2 months ago

    What about video recording in camera...

  • SienaAmelie
    SienaAmelie 2 months ago +1

    How did I not notice the paint on the camera until the middle of the video

  • vg
    vg 2 months ago

    all i can say is thank you.....

  • Wendy Tully
    Wendy Tully 2 months ago


  • Marktor
    Marktor 2 months ago

    Could you re-do this video but with a mirrorless camera?

  • RCCRAFT1 Veemo
    RCCRAFT1 Veemo 2 months ago

    I have a camera that can film in 10,000,000 FPS

  • Lucas Pierri
    Lucas Pierri 2 months ago

    2:04 let me just take a break to comb my hair

  • Ty
    Ty 2 months ago

    are you sure its not call a DSLR not a SLR. SLR and DSLR are way not the same

  • Alessandro Tischer
    Alessandro Tischer 2 months ago

    That camera is a tank. Never change it but with another 7 or 1 series

  • Thanos in the hood
    Thanos in the hood 2 months ago

    Poor dan

  • Konstantinos Va
    Konstantinos Va 2 months ago

    Too many moving parts, thas why i never buy a DSLR, i prefer compacts

  • I'm Melon
    I'm Melon 3 months ago

    My eye can't handle this much fps

  • melvin secadron
    melvin secadron 3 months ago

    please slow mo a camera flash.. and slow mo the light of the flash travelling..

  • Dan Gra
    Dan Gra 3 months ago

    Why replace anything that still works and does what you need it to do? Throwaway culture and always a must have to get the newest is a plague upon this earth. Change your way of thinking so well done guys. Especially in the USclip community everywhere you see always the newest and best but you rock your 7D and it gets amazing footage

  • Max Dunlap
    Max Dunlap 3 months ago

    Wait is that a Ronin or Ronin-m?

  • AskBeforePlaying
    AskBeforePlaying 3 months ago

    WAIT. if you use that camera in every realtime segment of all videos, then what are you using in this one...

  • Daeny
    Daeny 3 months ago

    0:05 General Kenobi

  • Steven Kothenbeutel
    Steven Kothenbeutel 3 months ago

    this would be an excellent video to show people who don't understand high speed sync with a flash.

  • Matt Fellenz
    Matt Fellenz 3 months ago

    5:23 also, the cork is skewed

  • Ethan Goldwyre
    Ethan Goldwyre 3 months ago

    So what about a digital camera

  • hemant kanwar
    hemant kanwar 3 months ago

    This video has explained a lot. People talk about shutter and shutter speed but no one has explained it this well. Before this video I never knew how a camera shutter worked?
    This is the best video! Well done!👍

  • Alex M
    Alex M 3 months ago

    The shutter only goes top to bottom in your shots, how does it get back up?
    Does it just return back up after the photo, if so that would be a stupid idea, because you could double the framerate of the camera just by pulling the data from the sensor on the way up.

  • Mount ooferest :-o
    Mount ooferest :-o 3 months ago

    why isnt it called the "clicker"

  • GPUabuse
    GPUabuse 3 months ago

    I wonder what an slr cam does in outer space?

  • Tech Views
    Tech Views 3 months ago

    Are u give away the camera???

  • CalculatinGenius
    CalculatinGenius 3 months ago

    now that i have a dslr i can understand this video a lot more

  • yumcake 1
    yumcake 1 3 months ago +1

    Dam this old

  • Puma Socat
    Puma Socat 3 months ago

    what's the name of that ambiental song at minute 02:53 - 03:22 PLEASE!

    MARK MALASICS 3 months ago

    All of this could have been done without having to look at his face while he explains it. A well-conceived video ruined by a high degree of egomania and narcissism.

  • Mopsdackel spitz
    Mopsdackel spitz 3 months ago +3

    put this speed x2 and you have 60 fps,
    but not-so-slow motion

  • Kevin Syahre
    Kevin Syahre 3 months ago

    Your face just like Hiccup on film How to train your dragon 😂

  • theposhgrad
    theposhgrad 3 months ago

    Awesome vid! Now show us your Phantom camera in slow mo, please!

  • Piplikóc
    Piplikóc 4 months ago

    And if I record a video, how can I see the image through the LCD screen? The camera can't use it's mirror, can it?

  • Duncan Van Ooyen
    Duncan Van Ooyen 4 months ago

    I've never noticed the diagonal skew of objects filmed from a moving camera before, now that I've watched this video I notice it all the time in low frame rate videos.

  • Asheville Trainman
    Asheville Trainman 4 months ago

    How do they take video then ?

  • mintydog06
    mintydog06 4 months ago

    Great video, brilliant explanation about why things look slanted in a video :)

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  • dirm12
    dirm12 4 months ago

    Between this video and How to Make Everything, I have learned so much about cameras and photography.
    Can you do a follow up or a little add-on showing the global shutter action? I would love to know how it works. Thanks!

  • Nathaniel Kang
    Nathaniel Kang 4 months ago

    You are filming a camera with a camera about how a camera works. Genious

  • Dream
    Dream 4 months ago

    Hey Slomoguys i have an idea:
    You can film a slomo camera with an slomo camera
    So start the first and then the other.
    First cam.📽 / / / / / /
    Sec. cam.📽/ / / / / /
    /=one cut on a cam.
    It would look cool

  • Kitkat Minion
    Kitkat Minion 4 months ago

    Did you ever thought that, The noises in the slowmo videos are all made up

  • Build n Build
    Build n Build 4 months ago

    Wow! really interesting and fascinating! This also gives you idea on how much light comes into the sensor when changing shutter speed.

  • Emanueler
    Emanueler 4 months ago +3

    Nah, just rotate your camera a few degrees and everything will be fine.

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    sreerag sathyan 4 months ago


  • Moriar Teaa
    Moriar Teaa 4 months ago +1

    That Canon is a piece of Art

  • Tony Lester
    Tony Lester 4 months ago +1

    This is a absolute amazing video.

  • A K N
    A K N 4 months ago

    Pls give Your unused camera pls replay me I'm in Kerala Alleppey

  • Anantha Krishnan
    Anantha Krishnan 4 months ago +1

    That was scientific.

  • Supra
    Supra 4 months ago

    Sony cams fans here ?

  • Eric Wyatt
    Eric Wyatt 4 months ago

    It baffles me as to why you don't put some plexiglass or something in front to protect the camera...

  • Proteus Hellene
    Proteus Hellene 4 months ago

    It took me 32 years to find out the dark truth...

  • josse13579
    josse13579 4 months ago

    Wow. About that object-shadow difference, it reminds me of all those pictures with people near a mirror where they're either facing another way or making a different face than the mirror, so a lot of those pictures are in articals and lists about ghosts and spirits... This explains a lot :o

  • TheJoeyCheng
    TheJoeyCheng 5 months ago +1

    taking a video of a machine that takes videos

  • JerryFunHouse
    JerryFunHouse 5 months ago

    Anyone else had a blank Thumbnail?

  • shakyrah lodge
    shakyrah lodge 5 months ago

    loving the mullet look

  • who cares
    who cares 5 months ago

    this one was interesting

  • Surprised Pikachu
    Surprised Pikachu 5 months ago

    Next up

    How a slo mo camera works in slow motion.

  • Nick Hawdon
    Nick Hawdon 5 months ago

    The amount of panic I felt as you took the lens off and exposed the sensor for that long is indescribable

  • Kreacher
    Kreacher 5 months ago

    my dude the Phantoms you have look like Ghostbuster traps 💯

  • DarkGhost
    DarkGhost 5 months ago