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The science behind Discovery’s ‘Time Warp’

The New York Times looks into the high-speed cameras that are used in Discovery's Time Warp show. Instead of using the technology briefly, like in CSI's slow motion zoom-in on a bullet entering a body, the Discovery show instead uses high-speed imaging throughout the show, to dissect natural events like a hummingbird feeding or rain drops falling.
May 27, 2009

The New York Times looks into the high-speed cameras that are used in Discovery’s Time Warp show. Instead of using the technology briefly, like in CSI‘s slow motion zoom-in on a bullet entering a body, the Discovery show instead uses high-speed imaging throughout the show, to dissect natural events like a hummingbird feeding or rain drops falling.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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