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We got my dad a model trebuchet last year as a holiday gift, and I got to see it in action this weekend. It occurred to me that my Nikon 1 V1 will shoot high-speed video clips (400 fps)… and I thought that the siege weapon would be fun to record.
As an interesting aside, when I was working on my doctoral dissertation, I needed to record high-speed video (500 fps) of the escape reflex in fish. At the time, our lab had to come up with nearly $16,000 to get a black and white video camera capable of high-speed recording. Moreover, I had to transfer each clip from the memory buffer (there was no removable storage on it) to videotape with a VCR, then re-digitize each clip back into a computer for analysis later. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in such a short time.