I'm hoping someone here an help out; I've gotten rather frustrated trying to do something simple. A colleague asked me to help him put together a simple motion analysis setup (Physics I style) as a lab tool. Standard video rates (30 fps etc) are more than sufficient. What *is* important is the ability to freeze motion within a frame; I figured he needs a basic video camera that has an adjustable shutter speed. Well... Apparently there is no such thing. At least, there is no such consumer-level thing. We end up either on the path of high-frame rate cameras (overkill and too expensive), or 'scientific' cameras that require being tethered to a computer- so we can't go outside and video something being dropped off the roof (for example). The other suggestion I had was a basic video camera and a strobe set to 30 fps- the downside is that the room lights need to be turned off and any autofocus routine will grind the camera to a halt. Help? I'm really at a loss here. It's bizarre, frankly.