Video: Fireworks at 2,000 Frame-Per-Second and Beyond

An amazing camera gives us a unique look at familiar fireworks

By now you've see fireworks photographed in every way possible. But, our sister site PopSci.com decided to point a Phantom v641 ultra-slow-motion camera at a bunch of explodeables to see what's really going on behind the light show. The results are extremely entertaining.

Most of the shots were captured somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000 frames per second using a variety of Canon EF lenses. Predictably, you need a lot of light with framerates that high. But, there will be time to technical talk later. For now, watch stuff explode in super-slo-mo. Even our friends outside of the US who don't celebrate the 4th of July should be able to appreciate that.

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