The Macro Room channel was born in 2016 with the proposal to post videos captured with a super slow motion. But the difficulty in creating new material eventually disrupted the success of the project. As the publications became widely spaced.
Now, graphic designer and photographer Ben Ouaniche, owner of the channel, decided to resume work. This time, the camera records in Full HD, 950 FPS. And it is attached to a machine that rotates at 150 revolutions per minute. The result is incredible images, in which we can see the action from all angles.
Ben said it is now possible to record this way. As the cameras have become smaller and lighter. At the moment, Ben has used a fps4000 Lite camera. It’s provided by the Slow Motion Camera Company, with whom he has partnered. This model is just the input of this line. But its size and weight (only 700 grams) fit perfectly into the design requirements.
The differential of the rotary equipment is the one that contributes most that the Macro Room stands out among other channels with the same proposal. This rotary table was created by the engineer known as “Night Inventor”. It has a maximum speed of 150 RPM, maximum centrifugal force of 80 kilos. And it supports a camera of up to 1,5 kilos, therefore a lens of 400 grams.
Source: Ben Ouaniche / Macro Room
The video below took three and a half months to build, but the result is extremely rewarding.
According to Ben and Night Inventor, the rotating equipment is totally analog, based on an electric motor and has a manual control, which allows for more precise adjustments. Therefore, it is not possible to operate it via software.
Lately, such content has become very popular on YouTube , especially as super slow cameras have become more accessible. The Macro Room channel got it right by introducing this new approach to capturing images.