Sprinting Cheetah high-speed video captured


Using a high-speed Phantom Flex camera and 400 feet of dolly track, National Geographic worked with Hollywood cameramen to capture slow-motion video of the world’s fastest land animal.

The footage was captured last summer but appeared online this week. It’s a first: cheetahs have of course been photographed with fast cameras — but never before from a camera itself moving 60 miles an hour, all outdoors under a 150,000-watt light illuminating the course.

The Phantom Flex captures 2560×1440 video at 1,200 – 1,600 frames per second.

The full story and video is here.

Behind-the-scenes making-of detail is here.

More on the Phantom camera from Vision Research is here.