UK-based Graham Rowan has introduced fps1000, a high-speed C-mount video camera that is capable of capturing slow-motion films at an affordable price.
Digital camera makers are not entirely focused on providing cool features, such as high-speed video recording, to their customers cheaply. However, there are lots of smartphones which can capture slow-motion movies.
Nevertheless, they are not always doing a proper job and videographers want more speed. The problem is that high-speed cameras are very expensive, therefore not very many people can afford them.
The solution comes from a person named Graham Rowan, who has developed fps1000. This camera will satisfy your thirst for slow-motion footage at a fraction of the normal cost. His project is available on Kickstarter, where it has already attracted lots of interest as well as funding.
Kickstarter gives birth to an affordable high-speed camera called fps1000
The fps1000 is capable of capturing videos at faster speeds than conventional cameras. When reviewing footage recorded with high-speed cameras at normal speeds, time appears to be slowing down, thus allowing the viewer to see things that our brains are not capable of noticing in real time.
Smashing things may be fun, but it is also nice to see such things in slow-motion. This is why Graham Rowan believes that the fps1000 is the perfect device for people searching for a lightweight and affordable high-speed camcorder.
fps1000 is available only through crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. There are several versions available, including Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Silver is the cheapest model, costing only £349 (the early birds got it at £299, but the stocks have been emptied) and it is available in Black and White colors. The Gold unit is available for £599, while the Platinum version is now available only for £999 or more (as the early birds are all gone).
What’s the difference between Silver, Gold, and Platinum models?
The difference between the Silver, Gold, and Platinum models consists of their specifications. fps1000 silver has a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which can be used to capture movies at 840fps. However, resolution can be lowered to 64 x 64 pixels in order to capture films at up to 16,500fps. Its maximum SD card capacity stands at 16GB.
The Gold version supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels at a frame rate of 200fps. Its memory capacity stands at 32GB, while the maximum frame rate stands at 16,500, albeit the resolution is decreased to 64 x 64 pixels.
Finally, the Platinum version is the one you want if you are a “pro”. It supports a max resolution of 2560 x 2048 pixels and a frame rate of 75fps. At full HD resolution, it offers a frame rate of 200fps, while at 1280 x 1024 pixels, it offers a frame rate of 350fps.
Moreover, the camera will reach 550fps at 1280 x 720 resolution and 1,500fps at 640 x 480 resolution, respectively. If you lower the resolution at 64 x 64 pixels, then you will get a frame rate of 18,500fps. Its maximum memory capacity stands at 32GB.
fps1000 is a C-mount camcorder with an LCD touchscreen
All fps1000 models come packed with C-mount lens support and the listing suggests that a 50mm f/1.4 lens is included in the price tag. The camera comes with an LCD touchscreen on its back, allowing users to input the shooting settings.
The project is available on Kickstarter, where it has already met its goal amount of £20,000. There are 28 days left for you to secure a unit, so head over to the crowd-funding platform in order to grab this amazing device on the cheap!