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This article was published on March 25, 2015

    Here’s a video of a CD shattering at 170,600 FPS because why not

    Here’s a video of a CD shattering at 170,600 FPS because why not
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    Back in January, the Slow Mo guys showed us what a DSLR’s mirror and shutter mechanism looked like at 10,000 fps. It was pretty awesome.

    Today’s video is much less educational, but just as cool, if not more so. The duo took a CD, spun it around at 23,000 rotations per minute, and then filmed it shattering at 170,600 frames per second.

    That’s a lot of frames. The camera recorded for just about 4 seconds, but watching the whole recording at a reasonable 24fps would take nearly 8 hours, amounting to 96GB of data. You can see just about every crack that forms throughout the disc as it shatters into oblivion.

    But just watch the video yourself. It’s cool.

    The Slow Mo Guys