How to Shoot a Sprinting Cheetah

Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, the fastest runners on the planet were filmed and photographed with the world’s fastest video camera.

Using a Phantom camera and filming at 1200 frames per second to capture a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

The extraordinary slow motion footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.

Behind the scenes video :

Great Whites in Super Slow Motion

The above super slow motion video was shot off the coast of Africa showing powerful great white sharks attacking a dummy seal. This incredible footage was shot using a very specialized camera similar to the one below.

The Phantom v12.1 camera was the first CMOS camera to break the 1,000,000 fps barrier.  This 1 megapixel digital high-speed camera is capable of taking more than 6200  frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. And, up to 1,000,000 fps at reduced resolution.

For comparison sake, most video cameras shoot at 24, 30, or 60 fps.