One of my little pleasures in life is watching high speed video captures (which explains my completely irrational love of Discovery's Mythbusters and Time Warp). A few weeks ago I ran into a nifty consumer camera, the Casio Exilim FH25. The thing about this camera that caught my eye was the ability to take high speed video. Needless to say, I purchased it.
Below are several 400fps videos I took at today's home opener at Safeco Field. Obviously since this is a consumer-grade camera, the resolution isn't going to be nearly as nice as the stuff you would see in a science film. That said, who doesn't want to see Guti swing the bat in slow motion?
For the curious, I was sitting in the view box seats in section 320. I apologize for the shakiness of the videos. Trying to hold the camera steady without a tripod and at 20x zoom is rather difficult.
Jose Lopez makes contact
Ichiro makes contact
Another video of Ichiro making contact
Franklin Gutierrez hits a double
Ryan Rowland-Smith delivers a pitch
Shawn Kelley delivers a pitch