Get your own bullet-time 360-degree photo in Sydney

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

Experience bullet-time photography for yourself with this 360-degree photo booth that has popped up in Sydney.

Two participants about to jump in the middle of the 36-camera rig.
(Credit: CBSi)

If you're not familiar with bullet-time photography, think back to scenes from films like The Matrix, which show a moment in time captured from many different angles. To the audience, it appears as though they are rotating around the action. Australian collective the Splice Boys have become well known for their bullet-time videos.

As a promotional tool for Asus and Intel, a bullet-time rig has appeared in Sydney, consisting of 36 Canon EOS 1100D SLRs. Each has been fitted out with the stock-standard 18-55mm kit lens and a series of triggers for capturing photos. Participants stand in the middle of the circuit while the rig triggers the cameras, capturing a 360-degree view of the action.

The finished sequence of images is converted to a video, and uploaded to YouTube.

Number 29 of 36 SLRs set up to capture the bullet-time images.
(Credit: CBSi)

The photo booth has already visited Melbourne and Brisbane, and will be in Sydney until Thursday, 20 December.

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SurfingBoy posted a comment   

This is an exact copy of what was done by Unilever/Streets in February, same cameras, same set up, same cities... pretty lame.


Lexy Savvides posted a reply   

Interesting, I didn't see that one when it was around the first time. Thanks for the tip!

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