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  • Cheetah running - 1200 fps

    This is not baseball, but it will allow the slo-mo video geeks (like me) to get their fix.

    http://vimeo.com/53914149



    Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.
    This video incorporates all the elements of hitting and pitching - fast twitch muscles (dirt), butt push-off (booth), paws maintaining a hinge angle (CO), etc. He could probably add speed with the Babe Ruth Towel drill, though.

    Enjoy.
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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing....


    The timer in the upper left hand corner is telling. FIVE strides/steps in 1.10 seconds? That kitty is moving!
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    • #3
      But are these elite cheetah mechanics? How do we know this isn't a career minor league cheetah?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by azmatsfan View Post
        But are these elite cheetah mechanics? How do we know this isn't a career minor league cheetah?
        Yes, very good point.....

        While he gets good rear hip coil, balanced well with the rear tail extension, there are times where his lead leg/paws seem to get out in front of him too early, throwing off his straight forward direction slightly......either that, or he was "reading" a change in direction ahead, and was making the necessary adjustments.

        All-in-all not too bad though, probably a AAA cheetah, with good potential to advance with only a couple minor tweaks here and there.
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        • #5
          He definitely appears to be out on his front paws leading me to believe he was fooled by an off spead Omar Moreno (antelope) that he was pursuing.
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          • #6
            Pretty fast-FOR A CATCHER!Just feel sorry for the antelope he catches,but a guy`s got to eat!

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            • #7
              The cheetah's line is linear but I see some rotational things going on there.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by songtitle View Post
                This is not baseball, but it will allow the slo-mo video geeks (like me) to get their fix.

                http://vimeo.com/53914149



                Huge fan of slow motion. Great video.

                This video incorporates all the elements of hitting and pitching - fast twitch muscles (dirt), butt push-off (booth), paws maintaining a hinge angle (CO), etc. He could probably add speed with the Babe Ruth Towel drill, though.

                Enjoy.
                Big Cat Diary is one of my favorite shows. I would literally rewind and slow-mo the cheetah chasing prey. Such balance and coordination, and their tail acts as a rudder. Amazing.

                ps. Don't know about the towel drill, but I bet that cat could use a cold piece of cabbage on it's head at times

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mudvnine View Post
                  Yes, very good point.....

                  While he gets good rear hip coil, balanced well with the rear tail extension, there are times where his lead leg/paws seem to get out in front of him too early, throwing off his straight forward direction slightly......either that, or he was "reading" a change in direction ahead, and was making the necessary adjustments.

                  All-in-all not too bad though, probably a AAA cheetah, with good potential to advance with only a couple minor tweaks here and there.

                  :hyper: LOL u guys are hilarious

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                  • #10
                    BTW, this is the very first slo mo image of a moving animal.

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                    From 1887. Notice that he has all 4 feet off the ground at times. This was revolutionary at the time.
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                    • #11
                      It's a good thing storage space keeps getting bigger and bigger along with cheaper and cheaper. I can't imagine how large files of 1200 fps in HD must be.

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                      • #12
                        What's amazing is that the cameras can actually even see anything at 1200 fps. At this frame rate, light is only collected for less than 1 millisecond, actually slight less 1/1200 of a second. The means that the camera focal plane has to be very efficient to convert those few photons into something that can be seen. That's why typically only very bright objects can be seen, such as the cheetah, and is why the background behind the cheetah is dark. Light is really the limiter as you go to very fast frame rates.
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                        • #13
                          JJA. my 600fps camera makes great videos of fire. Not so good for anything else.
                          Last edited by songtitle; 12-02-2012, 05:44 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kimbercarry View Post
                            He definitely appears to be out on his front paws leading me to believe he was fooled by an off spead Omar Moreno (antelope) that he was pursuing.
                            great post
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                            • #15
                              Songtitle,

                              “it will allow the slo-mo video geeks (like me) to get their fix.”
                              Although I would prefer the hairless (Sphynx version Cheetah) Kitty to capture muscle contractions in detail in the same way pitchers should high speed film in (good luck with this?) Speedo’s.
                              “This video incorporates all the elements of hitting and pitching”
                              accept the vertical rotational elements!
                              His linear drive is the holey grail according to Newty.

                              “fast twitch muscles (dirt),”
                              Yes, there is even fastest and slowest amongst genetically varied Cheetahs and Arodis Gheetahman would be at the top all fitness equal.

                              “butt push-off (booth)”
                              Yes but with Jim it is the then push back that lets the push forwards covert properly.

                              “He could probably add speed with the Babe Ruth Towel drill””
                              better! the Tom House version applied swiftly and often to the arce.

                              “BTW, this is the very first slo mo image of a moving animal.”
                              “This was revolutionary at the time”
                              FYI, this is the first “movie” ever made!
                              It not only started it, it started it within the biomechanical motion analysis field.
                              Now if they would have just filmed a pitchers back then they would have found out what Dr.Marshall found out and have perfected safe hardball throwing back then so it would finally be applied today.
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