World's Fastest Camera Freezes Time at 10 Trillion Frames per Second

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  1. Megalith

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    Researchers with Caltech and Quebec’s INRS University have developed a camera that can capture even the quickest, briefest details and present them in extremely slow motion. Described as the “world’s fastest camera,” the “T-CUP” photography system is reportedly capable of capturing 10 trillion frames per second, which is fast enough to freeze light and other dynamic phenomena.

    “We knew that by using only a femtosecond streak camera, the image quality would be limited,” says Professor Lihong Wang, the director of Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory (COIL). “So to improve this, we added another camera that acquires a static image. Combined with the image acquired by the femtosecond streak camera, we can use what is called a Radon transformation to obtain high-quality images while recording ten trillion frames per second.”
     
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    Probably comes with a 1 gig flash card which is filled in 1/4th of a second.
     
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    Probably more like 512GB and I doubt any SD card would be capable of storing the data as fast as this camera would record. It would require a different interface altogether.
     
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    And because vendors can gouge for 1Thz 240p monitors. Framerate is everything.
     
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    I'm just going to guess that's it probably only taking a handful of frames over a few nanoseconds. When scaled to fit the usual metric of frames per second, that equals a trillion.

    Unless these scientists also created a way to effectively buffer / store that amount of data.
     
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    This camera would be perfect to film women using a jump rope.
     
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    An SSD wont keep up with most higher speed cameras either, they use DRAM for recording, and most are limited to a few seconds of actual recording time, they will have a slot to load an SSD into for the shot to be dumped into from DRAM. Most at 20k FPS with 128GB of buffer might get you 4 seconds of recording? Thats 32GB a second write rate required, no SSD can do that.
     
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    in another perspective, we've made a camera so fast if you were to examine each frame taken, and you spent, say, 1 second looking at each frame, and there are roughly 31.5 million seconds in a year, then we've made a camera that can take more pictures in a second than any man can examine in his lifetime.

    Well, it probably won't be used for porn. I'm fapst, but not that fapst. 5 or 6 frames is plenty.


    P.S. I just made up the word 'fapst'. But English is such a powerful language you were able to grasp my concept easily. And English is such a transmutable language that now I feel a little creepy for saying, 'grasp my concept' as a way of saying you understand 'fapst'.

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    Shame we didn't habe still like this back when all the a boms and nukes where tested
     
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    Meanwhile, assorted E-sports teams have expressed interest in the follow up to the "T-Cup" Camera, the "T-Bag" Camera.
     
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    Because bullets and stuff.

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    Another item for porn in 3............2...............1................
     
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    I think possibly seeing things like a single photon of light and such. I don't even know that it's fast enough for that though.
     
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    Did ANY of you actually read the article?

    So yeah, it takes the photos in intervals, not constant captures.

    Plus, the resolution is going to be super low so it is only going to be good enough for taking pictures of extremely small things as the captured pictures show.
     
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    Haven't read the article yet, but it would be able to capture a photon moving 0.012" per frame, assuming they could focus on it.
     
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    So does this mean it can capture a "shake"?
     
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    I think this will be awesome for future electronics development and materials understanding. Understanding resistance and actually visualizing it in action are two different things. What is instant to our eye can be broken down to actually see the nanometer interactions with materials as energy is fed into them. A photo sensor that fast means that we should be able to apply the same technology to other sensors that need to record insanely fast things... like electricity flow in a processor.
     
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    The next iphone is going to have 9 of these.
     
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    I fixed it for you. :)

    I am sure there are other good uses for it.
     
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    I want my screen refresh to keep up...because games.
     
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    ugh...I didn't even know such numbers existed!
     
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    For visualizing chemical reactions, protein folding/unfolding, state changes of matter, photons moving though meta-materials. And that's just off the top of my head; I'm sure there are lots of other uses.