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    Slow Motion Arrow Flight with my new camera

    When you link to this in Youtube go full screen, it's much easier to see the arrows (bottom right box). Also, the resolution of the camera starts out a 120 fps and goes up to 480 fps. At 480 fps the resolution is pretty bad. It was a test for me to see what happens when you really slow things down; well the resolution goes to crap, that what happens. There is a shot or two that looks like the arrow is flying a bit sideways, that was becasue the camera was about 2' to the right of me when I fired. The rest I shot right over the top of the tripod. The camera is Casio EXILIM EX-FC150. It has high speed modes and I wanted to see what arrow flight looks like. I bought the camera off of eBay for $175 new. Again, this is the very first test I made. I know how to do it better now and I'll take more video. The target is at 50 yards. BTW, once I uploaded the video to my computer and into Windows Movie Maker, I noticed there are several speed reduction modes in Movie Maker. I "believe" the best way to do this is to record at 120 fps and slow that down in Movie Maker. I'm going to try that next time. Hope you enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z430KwWg86A

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    What a fun thing to try. Pretty cool video. You're right the quality goes pretty bad the more you try to slow it down.
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    Very cool! Now do that to a deer next season and that would be even cooler!

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    Nice!
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    Id like to see that again with better video quality. Thats interesting.

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    I tried this yesterday... recorded different angles with a video camera and tried to break it down with software, but just couldnt get it slow enough.

    i may get my DSL out and have the wife hold down the sport button. that may work too.

    thanks for the video.

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    Very cool.
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    Awesome! Good Job!
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    Pretty cool. I'm defintely going to try this with my camera. FWIW it doesn't seem that the slowing down of the video affects the clarity as much as the zoom you are using.
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    Cool!

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    Nice, arrow flight looks great.
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    Very cool!! What was the angle of the shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnbfishin View Post
    Pretty cool. I'm defintely going to try this with my camera. FWIW it doesn't seem that the slowing down of the video affects the clarity as much as the zoom you are using.

    Yes and no. It's give and take with both. I've go to see what the Microsoft Movie Maker software slow motion is capable of first, then start playing with the camera's speed; 120, 240 and 480 fps. I used my 50 yard target to play with the zoom to see how much loss there was when zooming. If I can use 120 fps and slow it down nicely with the software, that's going to be the best resolution. I'll try and post another maybe tomorrow. I'm kind of learning as I go along, especially all the video editing. FWIW, when I shoot in the 480 fps mode, by the time I press REC on the camera and take a shot with the bow 15 seconds later, it's about 5 mintues of video! So, there is lot's of editing, copying and pasting. Kind of fun though, I always wanted to learn the editing part better.
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    Good video ..
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    Great to see the arrow spinning in flight.
    I have a good Samsung Sports Camcorder, will try that and see if I can slow it down enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeybutt2000 View Post
    Very cool!! What was the angle of the shot?

    Not sure of the angle in degrees but it was about a 7 or 8' drop at 50 yards.

    I kind of like the look of that spinning arrow too. I'll try again tomorrow.
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    That's pretty good for 175$ try one of it facing the bow opposite shooter side. That's pretty fast. But zoom should not be a factor


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    Pretty neat!

    Thanks for sharing that.
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    AT 230 that's about what mine look like anyway...........lol
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    That was cool. Spinning of the arrow really grabs your attention.

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