INSANE Slow Motion with this $3,500 Camera | Chronos 1.4

INSANE Slow Motion with this $3,500 Camera | Chronos 1.4


– What’s going on, fellas? So, today, one of my really close friends, Chris Rollins, is coming in to town all the way from Texas. He also has a YouTube channel, and if you’ve been following
the channel for a while, you might remember him from when we shot bow and arrows that explode. – [Unison] Oh my-! – Or, when we tried to do
garden work with a drone. A lot of sketchy things tend to happen whenever we hang out together. But, I think that’s why we like
hanging out with each other. He recently got a super high speed camera called the Chronos, and we’re talking up to like
40,000 frames per second. What’s interesting
about it is that usually super slow-mo cameras
are like, hundreds of thousands of dollars, but this one is relatively affordable at 3500, so still expensive but, still within the realm of accessibility. But I wanna know how good is this thing, what’s the image quality
like, is it hard to use? Let’s go meet up with
him and check it out. So a 1000 frames per second
is as fast as you can, well, fast in a way where… – Yeah, 1000 frames per second
is as slow as you can film. – Slow and fast is
complicated, because its like slow motion, more slow motion? Or faster frame rates, like what? Every time I see slow-mo cameras, it’s all hooked up to a bunch of different things, but this, you’re saying, is
just ready to go just like this. – Yeah. – So, at a 1000 frames per second, what resolution do we have? – 1280 by a 1000. – 1280 by a 1000.
– So, a little over 720. – You can’t just shoot
everything at 40,000 fps, right? You select the resolution
and as you drop down on the resolution, you
could go higher in speed. – Right. – At the highest resolution,
you’re shooting at a 1000 fps, and then the faster you go, or the more slow motion you wanna go, Right.
– That’s how I’ll word it. The smaller that frame size gets. – Right. – So, why don’t we just
start with 1000 fps. – Okay. So, we’re gonna be at 1280 by 1024. – Okay. So, it’s like 720p but
more on the top and bottom. – Yeah, it’s just a little bit square. The high speed’s rolling
on a four second loop. Punch it! – Alright, so that’s
an end trigger, right? – Yes. – So, as soon as the action happens, then you go, okay, save
the last four second loop. – Yeah, correct. – Got it. – [Chris] We’re gonna play that back. – [Unison] Whoa! – [Gene] That was slow! That’s a 1000 fps? – [Chris] Yeah. – So, you’re telling
me this is as close as it can get to real time, on this camera? – Right, yeah. This is as least as fast that we can do. – You get what we’re saying, right? Just for reference, let me show you what this slow motion looks like. That’s a 120 fps, that’s as
fast as this camera can go. It didn’t look that impressive, did it? – No. It didn’t even look slow anymore. – Yeah, I know, right? Okay, so now, we’re gonna
play with what, 4000fps? – 4436. – Okay. So, we’ve stepped it up a little bit. Let’s see what this looks like. Oh my God! – [Chris] Look at the impact
shockwave move down your wrist. – [Gene] That’s insane how much detail you see in every little thing
when you’re that slow. You know by the end of this video, one of us is gonna need to get
punched in the face for real. – No, I think you should. – I said, one of us, okay? I didn’t imply me right away. We’re gonna crank it up now, but now, we’re dealing with a
much smaller resolution. – Right. – [Gene] All the way about 40,000 fps? – [Chris] We’re recording on 336 by 96. – [Gene] You guys will see, the resolution on this thing’s not gonna be great. What is your favorite
frame rate to shoot in? ‘Cause 40,000, obviously, it’s
awesome that you can do it, but the quality is just not really there. – [Chris] For most things,
getting really good slow motion, 3000-5000, like the perfect sweet spot. – [Gene] Yeah, because at 5000, you’re still getting
standard definition so, obviously, not great but
that’s still viewable. You could still watch it and
be like, that’s really cool. This is the most boring punch
I’ve ever seen in my life. One second of filming
at this frame rate takes 27 minutes to play back, so, we’re over here bored. Like this impact is still happening. This is too slow now. I mean, I could see how this would be really useful for scientific
research and stuff, – [Chris] Yeah. – [Gene] like studying how a baseball bat bends during an impact. So, even at 20,000 fps,
you’re able to see a bullet. – [Chris] Yeah. – [Gene] That’s crazy,
so this, half that even. Like, I’m blown away at
how simple this thing is. I thought this was gonna
be a lot more complex. I love how it’s all just internal, you could just use it like a DSLR. Alright, so we’re headed to the 99 cents store for some inspiration. – I wanna see if we can get
some kind of confetti poppers. – [Unison] Oh! – Yes! Good stuff. – [Gene] That’s so much more satisfying in super slow motion. We’re gonna have a karate
competition in here and see if we can punch
through the watermelon. – [Gene] Try using this, C-stand. – Sure. – Oh man, that’s gonna be good. – [Chris] Look at my face. – [Gene] You’re like,
(manly exhaustion sound)! – [Unison] Whoa! Yes! – [Chris] Now I’m hungry,
that looks awesome. – [Gene] Wow, I can’t
believe how slow this is. Alright, a while ago,
I got this thing called the Pocket Shot and it’s
like a little slingshot, where you can take a little
metal ball, put it in here, and it’s apparently super strong. So, I got my pocket shot here, and a soda, let’s give this a shot. – [Chris] You bounced it off the table. – [Gene] I did? – [Chris] What? You were two feet away. It’s still good.
– [Gene] We got more soda. – My wife’s gonna embrace
her inner country girl. Nice shot! – [Gene] How did that feel? – Good. – [Chris] Oh, she hit the table too. You see how it ripped open? – [Gene] Dang. – [Chris] Side split. – We also got some of this silly string. Steve’s gonna try shooting this. Is it safe to shoot that? I don’t think it’s safe, let’s do it. – [Gene] Woo! – Come at me, bro. – [Chris] I like how it just says, party. – Man, 10,000 fps is insanely slow. It’s taking us forever to search through this four second clip. – [Chris] Ah, that’s cool. I like how the stuff on
the outside almost pauses, like while new material gets shot out, it’s like this stuff just hangs. – [Steve] When he shot it,
he immediately jumped back. The more times its spun around,
and his hand’s still there. – [Chris] Ever wanna feel
bad about your reflexes? – Alright, so we got ourselves
a giant water balloon, and I think we should throw
it in somebody’s face. Who wants to volunteer? – [Unison] 1, 2, 3, shoot! – We just drawed three times in a row. – [Unison] 1, 2, 3, shoot! – I’m safe, now it’s you two. – [Unison] 1, 2, 3, shoot! – Woo hoo! – It’s like fight club,
you hit me in the ear! (heavy drum piano music) – There goes my brain cells! Have you done this before? – Yeah. – [Gene] So, how big
does this explosion get? – It’ll probably be like this, like a nice little contained fire ball. – We’re having Carrie do
the most dangerous one. Woo! (dramatic drum music) – I left you just like, that was cool. – [Gene] Nefty, was that cool? She’s like, bro, that was sick. Well, that was freakin’ awesome. But anyways, that’s all we got
for slow motion stuff here, but you guys gotta go check
out Chris’ channel where he’s got tons of slow-mo stuff. Basically attached a rocket
launcher onto a drone. It was pretty sick. – Click, where, click here! – It’s right here. – It’s up here. – Oh wait, right, no? – No, it’s over here. – It’s on the right, no, it’s
this way. It’s right here. – Are you putting a link?
– Yeah. Give him some ideas on what
you guys wanna see in slow-mo. – I’ve got some pretty
explosive stuff coming up. – Explosive stuff. – Yeah, I don’t wanna say! – Okay. He’s over in Texas, so, everything he does there is just bigger. So, that was probably the
capacity of the explosions that you’ll see here in Los Angeles. Out in Texas, it’s gonna be a
little bit bigger than that. Alright, let’s go read some comments. For $3500, I’m kind of tempted to get one, I’m not gonna do it though. I have way too much crap, if anything, I need to get rid of more stuff. Speaking of giving away stuff, congrats to Mark Gerrin, is
that how you say your name? Sorry if I butchered that. But this is coming out
your way to Denton, Texas. Also, the winner of the
Sennheiser G4s lavalier setup, Victor Heron, again, sorry if I butchered that pronunciation, but over in Poland. So, a set of Sennheisers
coming out your way. Alright, let’s read some
comments from my last video, which was kind of about the importance of prepping your gear before a shoot, and how to check to make
sure you have everything. Top comment was from Freedom Hustler, I would’ve thought the least
exciting part of being a filmmaker is doing your taxes. That’s actually pretty true, also. Actually, what day is
it today? March 27th. So, I actually don’t have that much time left to do my taxes, I better get on it. Melvin says, I traveled from New Jersey to Florida with my first DSLR
at time of family pictures, no SD card. That’s one of the reason
why I felt like I needed to make that video because
it’s just so easy to pick up a camera like this, and not
even think about the SD card. It sounds simple like,
oh, I would never make a stupid mistake like that, until
you do it and you’re like, oh my God, I’m an idiot. I once went on a boat
ride and as soon as I got on the boat, I was like, no SD card, oh this really sucks. The habit that I have for
super quick shoots, is that I pick up my camera, and
every time I pick it up, I’ll just turn it on and
hit record for one second. It’s just like a dummy take
that I’m gonna delete later but as long as I see that, I know that at least the battery’s okay
and there’s a card in there. Adrian says, haha bro, I
saw you on your one wheeler by the end of the LA
marathon yesterday and yelled, potato jet. I definitely heard a couple
different people yell out potato jet, so maybe
you were one of those guys. I’m definitely gonna try
to run that LA marathon next year though. If anyone else is doing
it, then come join me. Mr. Techy asks, bro, what
software do you use to edit your videos on? Adobe Premiere, just because that’s what I’m very comfortable with. A lot of people are
interested in DaVinci Resolve because that’s the free software, and it’s very advanced. You could
do a lot of stuff with it. I know Final Cut 10 is also a popular one, which I tried for a
little bit, didn’t like it just because it was so foreign from any other software I’ve used in the past. It could be an option
for you but right now, I use Premiere and I’m super
happy with it, I love it. Sean says, this totally reminds me of Dumb and Dumber’s hot pepper scene. – Oh my God. – I’m crying like a little (bleep). Yeah, that was absolutely terrible. Don’t buy this, but use my affiliate link. Yeah, that’s pretty accurate of what you can expect out of this
channel, like this pocket shot. I mean, this thing will
totally take somebody’s eye out as well as probably go
through their entire head, so don’t buy it, this is really dangerous, but affiliate link down
below if you’re interested. God, I have no morals. (mellow electronic music)

100 Comments

  • SteveReynolds

    March 28, 2019

    Planned on checking this thing out at the NAB show but now I'm like "eh". I'll stick with my IX720S. Jet if you ever need slowmo at higher resolution hit me up!

    Reply
  • Ebeoji

    March 28, 2019

    Hey how's life?
    me: 7:19

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  • Ari Lem

    March 28, 2019

    11:19 sure๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  • Julien Taming

    March 28, 2019

    Funny video! On the same "subject", a 10โ€‰000โ€‰000โ€‰000โ€‰000 FPS camera to film light : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ys_yKGNFRQ

    Reply
  • ClutchnTech

    March 28, 2019

    The sounds from 7:18 and the clip from 7:38. DUDE! lmao hysterical

    Reply
  • Greg Hilton

    March 28, 2019

    Yeah! Good one guys Cheers

    Reply
  • jonathan howe

    March 28, 2019

    what do you think of avid as a editing software @Potatojet

    Reply
  • Zach Grall

    March 28, 2019

    I would have liked to see more balloons blown UP. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ 

    Reply
  • Tekky Thai

    March 28, 2019

    LoL

    Reply
  • Lohk's

    March 28, 2019

    nice but too low quality. It looks like pewdiepie's videos.

    Reply
  • Unfiltered Ninja

    March 28, 2019

    Do a Samsung S10 plus vs BMPCC 4K video

    Reply
  • Paul Aquipel

    March 28, 2019

    That was fun and interesting to watch ๐Ÿ™Œ

    Reply
  • Greg mclachlan

    March 28, 2019

    Potato the type of guy to drop you off at home then call you and ask you if you got home safe.

    Reply
  • Hussein Noor

    March 28, 2019

    I just keep coming back for your sense of humor. Keep up the good work.

    Reply
  • Delinka

    March 28, 2019

    Wow! ๐Ÿคฏ

    Reply
  • rocheuro

    March 28, 2019

    awesome! as always..

    Reply
  • Stevan K.

    March 28, 2019

    7:28 Me not winning the giveaway be like "It's all good!"
    This video gave me a laugh, I like it!

    Reply
  • TomJoeSHOW

    March 28, 2019

    This was so satisfying to watch.

    Reply
  • JD Mitchell

    March 28, 2019

    1:49 How not to make a fist. Tuck that thumb down son!

    Reply
  • Envelope Recording Studio

    March 28, 2019

    Just got my Asus PA329Q!!!

    Reply
  • ๅˆ˜ๆ›ฆๅ…ƒ

    March 28, 2019

    Is that the camera produced in the back yard of Linus's Studio lol (from that episode of HOLY $H!T i think…)

    Reply
  • Sir Ashley

    March 28, 2019

    4:29 use #999 for C stand fruit Smasher lol

    those things are so versatile

    Reply
  • Sir Ashley

    March 29, 2019

    7:20 it was like the fist was trying to Photoshop the face out. the face left before the Hair and the neck were even effected lol

    Reply
  • Dominic Hong

    March 29, 2019

    7:21 I lost my shit this is beyond hilarious

    Reply
  • Andrew Song

    March 29, 2019

    Thumbs UP while getting punched in the face… That glove a metaphor for the comments?

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  • mrDJKdnb

    March 29, 2019

    You do for the first time ever to me look like the kid from up in this slow mo https://youtu.be/ozCQZ1lDB2o?t=445

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  • John Braz

    March 29, 2019

    Man, loved it! Super Slo-Mo is awesome.

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  • Brigham Hawkins

    March 29, 2019

    That was a nice punch.

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  • Steve's Restorations

    March 29, 2019

    Getting punched square in the face!!! Ahhh, the things we do for art!!

    Reply
  • Matthew Santeramo

    March 29, 2019

    Potato Jet kinda looks like a grown up version of Eddie Huang from Fresh off the boat ๐Ÿ˜‚.

    Reply
  • Yancheng Mah

    March 29, 2019

    https://youtu.be/YmKrzntYzuQ
    Brace yourself potato jet

    Reply
  • Carl Gregory

    March 29, 2019

    i feel myself smiling while i watch this channel. really enjoy your videos.

    Reply
  • Guru Presanna

    March 29, 2019

    When u where getting punched in the face….u looked likeโ€Kim Jong-unโ€

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  • Martin Lรฉvesque

    March 29, 2019

    The slow motion on the exploding water balloon was pretty nice. And did you notice your eyes was moving before the rest of your face on that first hit? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jason O'Neill

    March 29, 2019

    This is my favorite video so far. I love stupid human tricks with cameras ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

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  • Calvin S

    March 29, 2019

    He looks like an asian elon musk

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  • Wan Nazmi

    March 29, 2019

    Please beat out of crap that potato ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • Hiแบฟu Nguyแป…n

    March 29, 2019

    I always wonder myself when watching your vlogs! I want to ask you one question! Do you have any relative to Jet Li? Because you look like him so much!

    Reply
  • ๊ฐ•ํฌ๊ฑด

    March 29, 2019

    at 7:45 u got some black teeth!!

    Reply
  • Gary Heurich

    March 29, 2019

    โ€œI donโ€™t think itโ€™s safe … letโ€™s do it!โ€ ROF LMAO!

    Reply
  • RiNus World

    March 29, 2019

    Potato dude… chronos is FIRE… I love the slow mo. Whats the battery life on that chronos camera… This is me asking before I watch the full video.

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  • RiNus World

    March 29, 2019

    Bro… how many times can an asian dude be punched in the face in super slow motion… this was a lets find out video… cool stuff

    Reply
  • Monstro XT

    March 29, 2019

    yo you look like cheese when getting punched

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  • Duncan Gow

    March 29, 2019

    Love this!!

    Reply
  • Philip Israel Castillo

    March 29, 2019

    Your best video so far รผ very entertaining

    Reply
  • Rick Gladwin

    March 29, 2019

    Great music choices on the slomo footage.

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  • Pascal Spiteri

    March 29, 2019

    This Video was so hilarious i couldn't stop laughing the whole time! Your Videos always makes me enjoy my day! Thanks man keep it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • chris w

    March 29, 2019

    Wow – that eye contact as your face gets punched and shifted right…nice job

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  • JOMprod

    March 29, 2019

    that first slow mo punch to potato jet face made me legit sad for a split second (but slow mo seconds)

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  • senor frog

    March 29, 2019

    twerking in slow mo

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  • Stoned SmokerAF

    March 29, 2019

    Man…. Love your vids…… And you are so cute ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Reply
  • Douglas Wicker

    March 29, 2019

    7:43 I was terrified Potato's eye was going to pop out of the socket!

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  • Thomas Gervasio

    March 29, 2019

    If someone is curious about how this exact slow motion camera is made, there is actually a video on the Linus Tech Tips channel where they take a tour of the factory ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • Mike Hatak

    March 29, 2019

    LOL your line, "Oh God I have no morals" cracked me up!!!! Keep up the good work.

    Reply
  • Alex Everything

    March 29, 2019

    Such an interesting camera! The price seems really high for the quality though, and I don't see much use for it in my workspace, but very interesting to see!

    Reply
  • Nick L

    March 30, 2019

    @7:37 HAHAHHA wow
    You expect everything from this video but not the weird real-time overused glitch effect on Potato Jet's face

    Reply
  • pandinha

    March 30, 2019

    Never want to be that guy, Gene if you punch someone with your wrist straight you'll break your fingers.

    Reply
  • Autumn A

    March 30, 2019

    That 1st watermelon shot! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • Len Shigemoto

    March 30, 2019

    Hilarious

    Reply
  • Theyo Larbi

    March 30, 2019

    By far, the funniest video I've ever watched

    Reply
  • Bert Hubbard

    March 30, 2019

    Buy one…..buy one….buy one is peer pressure working ?

    Reply
  • Zulqarnain Aidil

    March 30, 2019

    This is some slow mo, guys

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  • Lawn Busters LLC

    March 30, 2019

    I don't know what camera to use for filmmaking that's not to expensive.

    Reply
  • BTMovieSecondChannel

    March 30, 2019

    I never expected a face to move so heavily when being punched!

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  • DeeDogg

    March 30, 2019

    Porn bout to get really interesting now ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
  • Nordicus0114

    March 31, 2019

    Jesus Christ, that slo mo footage looks like something out of a fmv cutscene from the ps1 and sega saturn era. although both of those gaming consoles are great

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  • XXX LAOQING

    March 31, 2019

    7:22 Reminds me Glenn from The Walking Dead in funny way.

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  • toastbrot97

    March 31, 2019

    7:37 I love it how his face goes from "happy" to "instant regrets" in a split second.

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  • The Outdoor Mentors

    March 31, 2019

    You can even shoot a arrow from that little pocket rocket. My channel is instructional archery. I want this slow mo camera very bad!!!

    Reply
  • Ben There Media

    March 31, 2019

    How are y'all so good at bouncing it off the table and hitting your target? lol

    Reply
  • Dhanes Soegondo

    March 31, 2019

    Aaand potato jet will be a part of slow mo guys in the future

    Reply
  • Aldo Susanto

    March 31, 2019

    that kid from up got punched so hard, he turned into a potato, a potato jet.

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  • ๅŽๆ‰Žๅ˜‰ๆ™ฎ

    April 1, 2019

    7๏ผš30 LOL

    Reply
  • Florida Life

    April 1, 2019

    Me WANT!

    Reply
  • Aleks Rebaudo

    April 1, 2019

    Speaking of slow-mo: will you be doing a test/review of the newly released Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2?

    Reply
  • Graper 125

    April 1, 2019

    How do you not have 1 million subs?!?!

    Reply
  • Ensanche Films

    April 1, 2019

    PotatoJet: exploding 1 watermelon using a c stand. SlowMo Guys: explode 12 watermelons on c stands using a Russian 150mm gun. Or if you prefer, a 150mm shell of a Russian gun gets deflected by 12 watermelons.

    Reply
  • Productions JFB

    April 2, 2019

    Very funny video !

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  • High Gravity Adventures

    April 2, 2019

    so kinda funny, I had a dream last night that you, matti and me were hanging out. Kinda creepy? perhaps. But it was fun anyway.

    Reply
  • Melvin Alcantara

    April 3, 2019

    Thank you for reading my comments @potato jet you're the best..

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  • Maarten Jongkind

    April 3, 2019

    And here I am… Using 60fps 1080p on a micro 4/3…
    I'll use that Optical Flow in Premiere Pro to go to 40.000fps ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
  • Aviscis

    April 4, 2019

    this was a cool slo mo guys video

    Reply
  • Rene Gomez Vlogs

    April 8, 2019

    7:29 should be a meme

    Reply
  • Dylann Cordova

    April 8, 2019

    Mental comments while watching this video:
    – We could change the title of this comment to "mental comments"
    – 4:14 woow, poor table
    – 4:30 holly shut, this was harder than necessary, poor instrument and poor table
    – 5:30 good thing you protected your eyes, they worth a lot, especially yours brave man.
    – 7:20 really nice transition, was this recorded under low sunlight on purpose?
    – 8:05 Why are you not wearing protection? your carpenterpetlover hands are really valuable ๐Ÿ™
    – 8:10 She didn't hit the table ๐Ÿ˜€
    – 8:25 Nevermind, poor table ๐Ÿ™

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  • Ms.guitara Life after Life

    April 12, 2019

    Hi, I am a fan of content to offer and congratulations. Get a Nikon 750 camera. Become like you. Can you help me? I do not have money to buy camcorder.

    Reply
  • Debra Dukes

    April 13, 2019

    Gene and Chris Truly enjoyed & You are absolutely correct some crazy things happen when you two are together but so looked like fun.Thanks so much for sharing Deb.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

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  • Tito Nicko27

    April 15, 2019

    How bout phantom camera.4K resolution

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  • TreeTG

    May 2, 2019

    Wait for the chronos 2.1 to come out

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  • Johnnie Cohiba

    May 3, 2019

    Dude did you break something on that last try?? Sure looked like it…..

    Reply
  • Hugo Sasai

    May 6, 2019

    7:42
    They ask you how you are and you have to say that youโ€™re fine, when youโ€™re not fine, but you canโ€™t get into it cause they would never understand

    Reply
  • Luke Slow Mo

    June 6, 2019

    Just wait for the Full HD Version coming this summer / fall. Can't wait for the upgrade ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • Ofentse Mwase Films

    June 8, 2019

    Are slomo cameras just a gimmick..?

    Reply
  • MR. CLICKBAIT

    June 30, 2019

    7:36 your welcome

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  • Suzi the Sea Witch

    July 23, 2019

    This is how brain trauma occurs ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • Franklin Michael

    July 27, 2019

    How would you go about recording audio for slow mo video?

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  • MunchNPlay

    August 11, 2019

    how would this compare to resolution and high-speed Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V or the newest one?

    Reply
  • Joel Sam

    September 5, 2019

    What lens did y'all use for this setup?

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  • KabyNougat

    September 19, 2019

    Wow Nice video

    Reply
  • Anu Kumari

    September 25, 2019

    Chronos 1.4, Chronos 2.1& FPS 4000 which one is more better

    Reply
  • Pukka Gaming

    September 26, 2019

    Am I the only person who is bothered by that thing who can shoot through a soda can? That could replace guns. How is it even legal?

    Reply

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