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Andy Resnick
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Dec14-10, 07:57 PM
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Capturing the speed of sound and speed of light on video.

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Next, consider the same setup except using a flash light that is aimed at a person's eyes. Could there ever be a camera developed that can record frames faster than the speed that light travels? If so, could you then play back the video and actually see the beam of light traveling in slow-motion through space towards the persons eyes?
AFAIK, streak cameras are used (essentially) for this purpose- they are used for tracking short pulses.

http://www.optronis.com/support/streak-kameras.html
http://sales.hamamatsu.com/en/produc...ak-systems.php
http://sales.hamamatsu.com/assets/pd.../e_streakh.pdf