Originally Posted by Chas Tennis
Could you describe "Motion jpeg"? What is the equipment for recording?
What was the recording frame rate?
I would say that high speed video consists of recording frames (sampling) at a high rate so that what happened can be observed. Various ways of post processing the original video for displaying
the video are not relevant.
I gave my wife a Panasonic FZ150 for her birthday. I was reading the 200+ page manual (that came as a .pdf, not printed) and found the following on page 96:
"High Speed Video
This will record 220 frames/second, recording very fast movement that cannot be seen with the naked eye as a motion picture.
1 Press the motion picture button to start the recording.
Release the motion picture button right after you press it.
2 Press the motion picture button again to stop the recording.
It cannot be recorded into the built-in memory.
Motion pictures will be recorded in the Motion JPEG format. Use the QuickTime or PHOTOfunSTUDIO software on the CD-ROM (supplied) to play back motion pictures on a computer.
Audio is not recorded.
Motion picture can be recorded continuously for up to 2 GB.
The focus, zoom, exposure and White Balance is fixed to the value at the beginning of the recording motion picture.
Under fluorescent lighting, flicker or horizontal bars may be seen."
I looked up "motion jpeg" on Wikipedia
where it says it was originally developed for multimedia PC applications and has been displaced by more advanced formats.
It certainly is not pro quality 1920 x 1080 at 1000 fps. But, for a consumer camera, it might be fun to try. I'll have to pry it out of DW's hands.