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The Slow Mo Guys Explode Gold in a Vacuum at 80,000FPS

The Slow Mo Guys used the Bolt Cinebot to capture extreme pressure changes on gold in a vacuum chamber in stunning slow motion. Gav and Dan steadily increased the frame rate until they reached an astounding 80,000 frames per second to reveal the most intricate details of the gold’s disintegration.

The Slow Mo Guys Explode Gold in a Vacuum at 80,000FPS

In their latest video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to explore the effects of extreme pressure changes on a gold sheet within a vacuum chamber. They removed all the air slowly and then rapidly reintroduced it, capturing the process at high speed using the Bolt Cinebot.

The Bolt played a crucial role in this experiment by guiding the camera along a precise orbital path. This ensured consistent focus while tracking the gold sheet’s disintegration from multiple angles.

Thanks to the Bolt’s precision, controlled high-speed shots, and ability to replicate the same shot repeatedly, Gav and Dan could manipulate the gold sheet’s position within the chamber, observing varying results from the same perspective. Eventually, they replaced the gold sheet with real gold to discern the differences between both materials.

The Slow Mo Guys steadily increased the frame rates until they reached an astounding 80,000 frames per second. At this speed, the most intricate details emerged from the gold’s disintegration, with the edges tearing first, followed by the remaining gold breaking apart in a mesmerising, almost fluid-like manner.

The pressure changes within the vacuum chamber peeled away layers of the gold, revealing distinct behaviors between the gold sheet and real gold variants. This contrast provided unique insights into how each material responded to extreme pressure shifts.

Armed with insatiable curiosity and their Bolt Cinebot, The Slow Mo Guys once again delivered an awe-inspiring exploration, uncovering the hidden beauty inherent in everything when viewed in slow motion.

Check out the full video below to see the experiment for yourself!

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