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.