High Speed

Popcorn in Slow Motion
A pan with popcorn is recorded with a...

Popcorn in Slow Motion

A pan with popcorn is recorded with a high speed camera pco.dimax at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel) at 2000 frames/s. Still the "popping" of the corn is a pretty fast event.

Owls in slow motion
Sequences of landing owls filmed by...

Owls in slow motion

Sequences of landing owls filmed by Norbert Porta from Science Docu (www.sciencedocu.de) with a pco.dimax...

Flying Macaw - Guyana
Slow motion sequences of macaws in...

Flying Macaw - Guyana

Slow motion sequences of macaws in Guyana, filmed by Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists.

Airbag inflation (stereo set-up)
A first result from some airbag...

Airbag inflation (stereo set-up)

A first result from some airbag inflation testing, which we did with our partners from SOLVing3D and IES Elektronikentwicklung. The sequence was recorded with 2 monochrome pco.dimax cameras at 5000 frames/s and 912 x 912 pixel resolution in a stereo set-up.

Airbag inflation in slow motion
A first result from some airbag...

Airbag inflation in slow motion

A first result from some airbag inflation testing, which we did with our partners from SOLVing3D and IES Elektronikentwicklung. The sequence was recorded with a pco.dimax at 4500 frames/s and 912 x 912 pixel resolution.

STS-135 Last Space Shuttle start in slow motion
The last space shuttle start July 2011...

STS-135 Last Space Shuttle start in slow motion

The last space shuttle start July 2011 was recorded with 2x pco.dimax highspeed cameras at 200 frames/s at full resolution (2016 x 2016 pixel) by NASA. The video clip shows the sequence of one of the cameras at different display speeds: 200 frames/s - 25 frames/s - 100 frames/s. The cameras were following the space shuttle rise.

Magic Hot Drops in Slow Motion
Norbert Porta (sciencedocu.de) has...

Magic Hot Drops in Slow Motion

Norbert Porta (sciencedocu.de) has recorded a set of slow motion sequences of water drops, which fall on a hot heating plate. He used a pco.dimax S highspeed camera for this purpose and filmed the drops from 2000 frames/s (1920 x 1080 pixel) to 10 000 frames/s (768 x 448 pixel).

butterflies - bee - wasp
Some slow motion sequences of...

butterflies - bee - wasp

Some slow motion sequences of butterflies, a bee and a wasp recorded at different frame rates in full HD with a pco.dimax high speed camera.

light bulbs drop
A couple of sequences showing how a...

light bulbs drop

A couple of sequences showing how a lightened light bulb drops to ground with broken glass and fading wire. The sequences were recorded with a pco.dimax high speed camera at 2000 frames/s.

African Eagle Catching Pray in a Pool - in Slow Motion
A slow motion sequence of an African...

African Eagle Catching Pray in a Pool - in Slow Motion

A slow motion sequence of an African eagle from the falconry Rosenburg cathcing an offered pray in a pool. The sequence was recorded with a pco.1200 hs highspeed CMOS camera without additional artificial light.

Birds in slow motion
A couple of sequences showing bird...

Birds in slow motion

A couple of sequences showing bird flights in slow motion in Full HD and were recorded with pco.dimax high speed cameras. The frame rate varied between 500 frames/s - 2000 frames/s.

MTB action
A series of high speed recordings of MTB...

MTB action

A series of high speed recordings of MTB jumps with a Wildsau bike made by Alutech in Germany. Most of the recordings were made with frame rates between 1000 frames/s - 1500 frames/s at full HD resolution with a pco.dimax high speed camera.

...ballistic flight
A Great Tit approaches a birdhouse,...

...ballistic flight

A Great Tit approaches a birdhouse, lands, leaves again and returns. During this return the flight looks a bit like a ballistic "flying" with wings folded. The sequence was recorded at 1500 frames/s at Full HD with a pco.dimax highspeed camera. It is displayed in 25 frames/s while the scenes in the birdhouse run 4 times faster. In total 4 s have been recorded. Since it was recorded from inside some reflections in the window are unfortunately visible.

...fast manufacturing
PCO does not only manufacture high speed...

...fast manufacturing

PCO does not only manufacture high speed cameras, but needs these cameras to have a proper look to the manufacturing process. The CNC - milling machine in this sequence had a revolution speed of 12000 revolutions per minute and an advancing speed of 1.4 mm / revolution. The sequence was recorded at 4500 frames/s at a resolution of 1296 x 720 pixel. The sequence consists of 5500 images and therefore shows 1.2 seconds real time.

Space Shuttle starts at night...
The image sequence was recorded by NASA...

Space Shuttle starts at night...

The image sequence was recorded by NASA during the space shuttle launch in August 2009 with a pco.dimax. It was taken at full resolution of 2016 x 2016 pixel and 400 fps, but the clip shows an HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) extract of it. In the first and last part the video runs at real time with 25 frames/s displayed (which causes undersampling due to American power net frequency). In the middle part there is a zoom in and out within the recorded data, to show the high resolution. The camera was mounted in a distance of 300m away from the launch on a solid platform, nevertheless the vibration due to the ignition of the rocket can be clearly seen. During the generation of the video the conversion scaling was changed due to increasing light (can be seen as sudden change to darker images).

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 2.
Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and...

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 2.

Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and Daniel Nimmervoll (nimmervoll.org) have recorded more nice sequences of falling and jumping drops in slow motion with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera. Enjoy the liquid beauty of drops...

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 3.
Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and...

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 3.

Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and Daniel Nimmervoll (nimmervoll.org) have recorded more nice sequences of falling and jumping drops in slow motion with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera. Enjoy the liquid beauty of drops...

Messring Compact Impact Simulator (CIS)
Exceptionally space-saving,...

Messring Compact Impact Simulator (CIS)

Exceptionally space-saving, servo-hydraulic accelerator sled system to test vehicle components such as seats, safety belts, airbags. Ideal for retrofitting!

Breaking Bread in Slow Motion 3.
Slow motion sequences of the "Breaking...

Breaking Bread in Slow Motion 3.

Slow motion sequences of the "Breaking Bread" event by Janine Mackenroth, which she started at the university of art in Munich, to point out to the worldwide problem of hunger and undernourishment. She did explode every 3 seconds an old loaf of bread out of 194, which she placed on a world map, representing each country of the world. We supported this with our highspeed cameras to create the slow motion sequences for a good documentation made by Florian Guthknecht (www.flowmotion-film.de). The sequences were shot in HD resolution and 2000 frames/s. The film is displayed at 25 and 200 frames/s.

Photonik Campus - VDI on the Hannover Exhibition
During the Hannover exhibition in April...

Photonik Campus - VDI on the Hannover Exhibition

During the Hannover exhibition in April we have been present at the Photonik Campus booth of the VDI, which tried to attract boys and girls for photonics. A variety of situations was generated to record highspeed clips, which were directly processed after the moment and given to the visitors as a slow motion clip on a memory stick as a thank you for their contribution. Here a selection is shown...

Strokkur Eruption at Midnight - in Slow Motion
A photo and video artist has recorded...

Strokkur Eruption at Midnight - in Slow Motion

A photo and video artist has recorded this eruption of the gush spring Strokkur at midnight and the nice daylight pan shot of the waterfall Hraunfossar both in Iceland with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera in full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel). Both sequences are displayed at varying speeds.

Smokestack Blast in Slow Motion
The blast of two Bayernoil smokestacks...

Smokestack Blast in Slow Motion

The blast of two Bayernoil smokestacks or chmineys has been recorded by a pco.dimax at Full HD resolution. One of the smokestacks was made of bricks and the other one of concrete. You can discover this in the way the fall.

Sea-Eagle - in slow motion
A Sea-Eagle from a falconry starts,...

Sea-Eagle - in slow motion

A Sea-Eagle from a falconry starts, flies and lands in Slow motion. The sequences were filmed by Norbert Porta from Science Docu, sciencedocu.de, with a pco.dimax at 1000 frames/s in 2016 x 2016 pixel resolution. A Full HD extract is shown at various display speeds from 25 - 100 images/s.

High Speed Video Sequences for Music Clip
Cris Cosmo "Herzschlag" official...

High Speed Video Sequences for Music Clip

Cris Cosmo "Herzschlag" official Videoclip

Birds Winter Feed House in Slow Motion
Some slow motion sequences, which we...

Birds Winter Feed House in Slow Motion

Some slow motion sequences, which we recorded with our highspeed camera pco.dimax HD in front of our company building.

Ladybugs Take Off...
Various sequences of ladybugs, which...

Ladybugs Take Off...

Various sequences of ladybugs, which prepare and take off for flying away. The sequences were recorded by cameraman Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists with a pco.dimax HD at 3000 frames/s and 1296 x 720 pixel resolution. Within the sequences the before and after parts are displayed at 250 frames/s and when the ladybug starts to unfold its wings the display speed is reduced to 25 frames/s. And a sequence with a water drop falling onto a flower is included.

Red Squirrel jumping
Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists...

Red Squirrel jumping

Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists has filmed with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera these sequences of a red squirrel that jumps and lands a wet grass ground in a backlight scene.

Birds in Regensburg in Slow Motion
Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists...

Birds in Regensburg in Slow Motion

Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists took these nice slow motion sequences of redstarts living in the city of Regensburg at different locations. He used a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera for his work.

Ducklings Ahead in Guyana - in Slow Motion
Some ducklings jump into the water in...

Ducklings Ahead in Guyana - in Slow Motion

Some ducklings jump into the water in Guyana, and Rainer Bergomaz of Blue Paw Artists recorded them with our pco.dimax HD highspeed camera.

Kingsfisher in Slow Motion
Some slow motion sequences of a...

Kingsfisher in Slow Motion

Some slow motion sequences of a kingfisher near to his nest have been recorded with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera by Jana Spanfelner and Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists and by Tobias Riedl from PCO.

Motor Bikes in Slow Motion
A slow motion sequence of motor bikes on...

Motor Bikes in Slow Motion

A slow motion sequence of motor bikes on the race track in Oschersleben in black & white, Germany. It was recorded with a pco.dimax camera at Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel and 1000 frames/s. A collaboration between PCO and SOLVing3D. The sequence is displayed either at 25 or 200 frame/s

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 4.
Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and...

Magic Drops in Slow Motion 4.

Rainer Bergomaz (Blue Paw Artists) and Daniel Nimmervoll (nimmervoll.org) have recorded more nice sequences of falling and jumping drops in slow motion with a pco.dimax HD highspeed camera. Enjoy the liquid beauty of drops...

Mentos in Coke (2.)...
What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls...

Mentos in Coke (2.)...

What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls into a fresh bottle of Coke light - watch it with more than Full HD (2016 x 2016 pixel) at 1100 frames per second.

Frog jumps to the water
A frog jumps into the water, recorded at...

Frog jumps to the water

A frog jumps into the water, recorded at 2000 frames per second with full HD resolution.

Mentos in Coke (1.)...
What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls...

Mentos in Coke (1.)...

What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls into a fresh bottle of Coke light - watch it with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) at 1100 frames per second.

Summer Husky "Sledge"
For Husky training in summer in Northern...

Summer Husky "Sledge"

For Husky training in summer in Northern Germany, a small high performance mountainbike manufacturer Alutech modified one of their bikes, such that two Huskies can pull bike and cyclist for training purposes. Recorded With Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) at 2200 frames per second.

...falling Edison
A light bulb (switched on) hits the...

...falling Edison

A light bulb (switched on) hits the ground and breaks. At 5000 fps it takes some time in replay until the light dies.

Wall street crash...
These toy cars crashed in a Vision 2008...

Wall street crash...

These toy cars crashed in a Vision 2008 show demo through a loose brick wall. The event was recorded at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel) with 2000 fps.

crashtest - Weisswurst (Bavarian sausage) & Baguette (French bread)
This high speed sequence shows with 1087...

crashtest - Weisswurst (Bavarian sausage) & Baguette (French bread)

This high speed sequence shows with 1087 fps a Bavarian Weisswurst sausage and a French Baguette bread, which are crashed into a concrete wall. This shows the truth about the French car manufacturer TV commercial, it is the German sausage that survives.

Eagle catches in the water

Eagle catches in the water

Titanium Wire Explosion
The temporal evolution of the plasma was...

Titanium Wire Explosion

The temporal evolution of the plasma was investigated with a ultra-speed hsfc pro imaging system

Space Debris hits Shield
The image sequence shows the impact of...

Space Debris hits Shield

The image sequence shows the impact of space debris on a shield of an emergency carrier.

Plasma Imaging
Images of plasma at the Sustained...

Plasma Imaging

Images of plasma at the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (SSPX) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).