When A Camera’s Frame Rate Is Synced To A Helicopter’s Rotor

Check out what happened when one photographer’s shutter speed (the measure of how long the camera spends collecting light each time it takes a picture) matched a helicopter’s rotor.

Because the shutter speed is in sync with the helicopter’s rotor, it appears as if the helicopter is simply floating up into oblivion. What’s up with this illusion?

According to photographer Chase Jarvis, “Since each frame has to ensure the blade is in the same position as the last it, therefore, needs to be in sync with the rpm of the rotor blades.

Shutter speed then needs to be fast enough to freeze the blade without too much motion blur within each frame.”

You can check even more cool instances where camera shutter synchronized happened here.

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