Camera + Plane Propeller = huh?

10 10 2010

Propeller Video Phone from Matthew H on Vimeo.

I noticed in my web wanderings that there was a really odd effect if you use your camera’s phone to record the propellers of an airplane – see a better recording or pictures.

The answer is pretty interesting and has to do with how phones capture movies and the speed of the propeller – there’s a good explanation of that here. Enjoy the maths!