The Slow Mo Guys slow it down with Bolt on BBC
The Secrets to slow-motion with The Slow Mo Guys
Slow-motion video has become increasingly popular in recent years, with everyone from filmmakers to YouTubers using this technique to create stunning visuals. It’s not hard to see why – watching things happen in slow motion is fascinating, and it’s a great way to highlight details that might otherwise go unnoticed.
One of the most popular creators of slow-motion content is the Slow Mo Guys, a duo consisting of Gav and Dan, who have been entertaining and educating their audience since 2010. With over 14 million subscribers on YouTube, they have become experts in the art of slow-motion videography. Recently, they appeared on the BBC to share the secrets behind their stunning shots.
In this video, Gav and Dan demonstrate their expertise by utilising Bolt Cinebot to capture a slow-motion egg drop. By attaching the Phantom Flex 4K camera to the Cinebot, they were able to capture the action at over 2000 FPS, turning a simple egg drop into a visually stunning spectacle.
Bolt Cinebot and Flair 7 were critical in capturing the egg falling with detailed precision. The Bolt’s repeatable camera movements ensured that the camera was in the right position without deviation. Programming the robot with Flair 7 was essential for achieving this level of accuracy with triggered timing. Gav plotted keyframes in Flair 7, which were then uploaded to the Bolt to execute as soon as the egg dropped.
Thanks to this innovative technique, the camera tracked the egg’s trajectory, capturing every subtle detail along the way. The final shot showcased Gav and Dans’ creativity and technical skills in utilising Bolt Cinebot with Flair 7. If you’re interested in the magic of high-speed camera technology, be sure to check out this video from the BBC and the Slow Mo Guys!