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Biking in Slow Motion - 1000 Frames per Second
Sep 27, 2011
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Martin Söderström, Yannick Granieri, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul and Niki Leitner slow things down a little for you guys.
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(Sep 27, 2011 at 8:34)
you'd think that Red Bull could come up with something a little nicer than some decent action against a blank sky....not impressed.....
(Sep 27, 2011 at 8:42)
Yeah showing where they actually were would have been better in my opinion...
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:26)
In order to slow it down to 1000 frames per second, they needed to keep the background as basic as possible, otherwise you'd get a lot of pixel distortion. It doesn't make for the greatest video having such a blank background as the sky, but it allows for the slow motion to look good and for the viewers to see what goes on throughout the moves. More about the concept than having a banger edit.
Edit - the other way, which i guess red bull could do (since they have lots of money), would be to use a proper high speed camera ($$) that could actually capture that amount of frames per second rather than using a computer program to simulate it, then background doesn't matter and you could have a sweet concept with a banger edit. +1
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:31)
YES. It is NOT slow motion if you use Twixtor. It just simulates it. Badly. A true high FPS HD camera's footy is just orgasmical.
EDIT: I do believe that this is not Twixtor though.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 10:18)
Idk about you guys, but I watch slow-mo to see how tricks are done, so not seeing them hit the lip, or initiating the trick is really annoying and makes this about worthless. Still cool to watch though.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 11:35)
Yeah, watching slowmotion is much more awesome if you can acctually see when they land, maby som scetchy landings and stuff, thats what fun to watch in slowmo
(Sep 27, 2011 at 12:39)
B O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O RING.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 13:07)
You have reason: this is so boring
(Sep 27, 2011 at 14:22)
I like seeing full sus bikes bottom out and take impacts , usually dh bikes like on the kona operator video
(Sep 27, 2011 at 20:19)
to be honest that was pretty shitty...my friend is 16 and he can make stuff much better than this
(Sep 28, 2011 at 0:12)
...well, I'm just glad none of those riders crashed into each other up there in the sky...
(Sep 28, 2011 at 7:02)
This was shot on a high end Phantom high speed camera the video clip is just in low res. Allot of the comments are wrong--kglass
(Dec 2, 2011 at 11:28)
ya there is no way this was twixtor, its obviously shot with a high speed camera, one cool thing about it being on a blank sky is so you could have riders coming in and out of the shots easily and have multiple riders in the shot at the same time just cuz its kinda cool, so that must be what they were doing
(Sep 27, 2011 at 8:06)
Very cool to see. Would like to see a straight on shot of DH racer going through a rock garden done just like this..
(Sep 27, 2011 at 14:44)
Agreed, seeing the suspention react would be very sick!
(Sep 27, 2011 at 18:00)
downhill has taken over pinkbike
(Sep 29, 2011 at 20:32)
Thats a good thing.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:56)
I like slow-mo, but this vid just didn't work for me. What fascinates me in slowed-down clips is that you can see how tricks progress from the beginning to the final moment of landing, creating one complete motion. That kind of clips really show how much talent these guys have and how precise their riding is. On top of all it's amazing to see how much there is going on in your body and bike when you hit the ground. That RedBull clip on the other hand just got me bored
Just to clear my thoughts up a little:
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:52)
Feels like some dreams I've had of riding where everything is slowed down and i'm suddenly capable of things i'd never even try in reality.
Mayhaps it's not the most exciting edit ever made, but I think it was still interesting. If anything it might be kind of helpful for serious dirt jumpers to watch the technique of the best in the business. example: I liked how in one of the first shots you can see Semenuk's eyes scanning ahead for the landing and his head leading his body.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 17:24)
im sorry this pains me to say but that was quite un satisfying. they had a couple shots that they just repeated, dont get me wrong the tricks are crazy but the slow mo is a bit much. i would have liked to see a bit of variation to the video. just an opinion
(Oct 17, 2011 at 11:29)
Well I'm pretty sure that it was supposed to be a slow mo vid entirely
(Sep 27, 2011 at 13:50)
should have made a high speed bike vid like this...
(Sep 28, 2011 at 10:52)
wow, thanks for the link! enjoyed it! thats an other leaugue!
(Sep 30, 2011 at 8:59)
Coolest video I've ever watched
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:58)
This was better when they covered Claymore. Does anyone else hate the effing pretentious Red Bull media streamer?
(Sep 27, 2011 at 11:30)
its a crime against humanity that i cant favourite this! and i like the plain backround, you can see every detail on the rider and their bike.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 14:23)
The slow mo they did of Gee hitting that epic gap to wallride in the Rampage was way better... Could see the rim flex to the point of self destruction in that vid!
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:32)
maybe im simple minded but i was impressed. I like the fact that theres nothing to distract from the imenseness that the riders are displying
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:26)
Come on Redbull! You own a football club, racing team, biking syndicate and of course a mass productive energy drink brand, but they can't make a decent film. Dissapointed!
(Sep 27, 2011 at 18:30)
it's just one not even bad film out of all the famazing productions they've given us all for free :/ relax..
(Sep 29, 2011 at 23:26)
Yeah but with such a mass market production success they should be able to make all they're films like this.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 21:29)
Cool idea, lame execution... try again Redbull.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 18:58)
its not even nice i mean 1000 frames per second isnt good with a piss poor resolution
(Sep 27, 2011 at 12:54)
so sweet.. but pretty sad that the video is such low quality.. i was hopin for some 1080 action..
(Sep 27, 2011 at 9:20)
i like the white background, i think it makes you toally focus on the rider and everything thats happening
(Sep 27, 2011 at 11:44)
i like seeing the tricks in slow motion so I can learn how to do them. Cool video!
(Sep 29, 2011 at 21:34)
I think that was pretty sik considering the slowness am i right?
(Sep 29, 2011 at 8:58)
Sketchyyyyy but awesomeeee... Gotta watch it
(Sep 29, 2011 at 11:43)
Awesome footage, crap editing.
(Sep 27, 2011 at 19:15)
you think redbull would just rent a phantom and not bother with twixtor
(Sep 27, 2011 at 20:06)
I am already regretting trying to correct a filmmaker of your caliber, but... this isn't Twixtor. While it isn't the highest resolution, there is no warping or ghosting like in most Twixtor footage. You can even see all of the spokes clearly.
Here is the rest of the series:
(Sep 27, 2011 at 8:58)
That was really trippy....
(Sep 27, 2011 at 12:39)
(Oct 3, 2011 at 11:09)
(Sep 27, 2011 at 14:01)
And that's it?!!!
(Sep 27, 2011 at 15:43)
AHHHHH wheres the HD?!!
(Sep 27, 2011 at 15:12)
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(Sep 27, 2011 at 8:24)
+1 if you like it!
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