Talk:Slow motion

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>It is doubtful that the concept of slow motion existed before the invention of the motion picture.


Hum, what about the Japanese "No" theater?

Merge or not merge[edit]

I, too, disagree with the merge. A High speed camera is something you can use to achieve slow motion. There are computer games that have a slow motion mode, as Max Payne does, but there is no high speed camera filming it - it's a game. Also, there is a Slow mode function on some control pads, which creates slow motion by rapidly pausing and unpausing the game, even further moving away the high speed camera topic from slow motion. --Abdull 23:35, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Disagree with merge. There are scientific used of high-speed cameras that are not related to filmmaking. Since the tag has been on for over a month, and no-one has agreed with the merge suggestion, I'll remove the tags from both articles, as per WP:BB --Janke | Talk 10:32, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

I'll expand this article.[edit]

It's definitely a problem that slow motion is a stub, in a couple of days, I'll expand this article like time-lapse. There is no need to merge, since there is enough to say about slow motion without getting specific about cameras. Overall just remember wikipedia is young, the urge to merge might curb future expansion. Plowboylifestyle 15:54, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

More organization and real research needed.[edit]

I think its important to organize the examples of slow motion and use examples that are truly historically significant or really really well known, because you can find slow motion in any movie. Plowboylifestyle 06:25, 13 November 2005 (UTC)


VidFIRE is not the same as time stretch, since it keeps the same speed of motion even though it interpolates to create fields. It doesn't belong on this page. Plowboylifestyle 22:54, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Spencerean poetry[edit]

Very nice piece of poetry but I removed it: someone had put a source request up that had been ignored, and in any case poetic techniques of repetition which are at best tangentially linked to the article are not film techniques: "This article is about the filmmaking technique. For other uses, see Slow motion (disambiguation)." It read as if either a terribly subtle joke or someone just trying to cram some flashy but original critical opinion into the wrong place. Endie (talk) 14:01, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

time-scaling miniatures[edit]

The article neglects to mention the use of overcranking to time-scale miniature effects. The scaling varies as the square root of the scaling. For example, if a miniature falling object is 1/16 the size of the actual object, it must be photographed at 4x normal camera speed to look right. WilliamSommerwerck (talk) 11:13, 26 June 2011 (UTC)