How-To: Film “Bullet Time” with a Single GoPro Camera

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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Caleb Kraft from Hackaday sent us these videos that he created. In them, he shows you how to create a very convincing bullet time effect using a single GoPro camera and video editing software. He writes:

There was a big story last week around the web about some guys who were doing the bullet time effect with 15 GoPros. I wanted to see if I could pull the same thing off with a single GoPro and I think I did pretty well. Mine is a lot smaller and a heck of a lot cheaper. I think I spent about $30. After I made it, I realized a single bike wheel would have been a bit smoother. Oh well, there’s always version two!