Sometimes we do things with our camera gear simply because it has the capability. During my recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I shot a few video clips of butterflies at 400fps with my Nikon 1 J4 simply to see what would happen.
At this frame rate my Nikon 1 J4 records in low resolution at 768×288 so this is not a feature that I could use for client video work. As with 120fps video captures with the J4, recording time is limited to 3 seconds.
It was still a lot of fun to try this out. For those of you who may have an interest in seeing butterflies moving at 400fps you can watch the YouTube video below.
I must admit that I quite enjoyed this experiment and I plan on trying this out with other subjects, as I find it fascinating to watch movements like this that I have never seen at this speed before. It is almost like having a special window through we can look at nature.
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