Skip to comments.Vortex Hornady Bullet Cam
Posted on 04/11/2017 11:36:54 AM PDT by w1n1
Imagine being able to see your bullet hitting the target as it hits its target.
Vortex and Hornady released a video of a new "bullet-cam" and it had many talking, whether they believed it or not. Some new technology that would hypothetically change the hunting and filming game forever from Vortex and Hornady took the outdoor world by storm recently. News like this would change the industry if only it were true, lol.
An epic April Fool's prank cooked up an incredibly cool product, outstanding visuals and dialogue, and some great acting from employees. Vortex and Hornady released the video that would seem to be a legit product launch with the production quality and subsequent buzz.
But, putting a camera on a bullet is virtually impossible, and some people on social media knew exactly what was going on. But some didn't, and it was quite entertaining.
If you saw it on the internet, its gotta be true. Right? If haven't seen it, see the Vortex/Hornady Cam Bullet here.
This youtube video was initially posted on April 1st, FWIW.
A bullet would be spinning.
Sure, it was posted on April 1st, but it is on the internet, so it must be true.
I count a 2 second time of flight. 2,300ft/sec X 2 sec = 4,600ft, almost a mile. Who target practices at 1 mile?
Obviously (G) fired from a smooth bore musket. No spin from rifling.
gyro stabilized gimbal camera
No spin from rifling.
I honestly believe a bullet camera is very doable. It just has to handle the initial explosion and the one at the end, and only the first if it can broadcast the video via some wireless method. It would sure be expensive, though. Battery, electronics and lense all in a bullet. And probably not a very accurate one, either.
the camera was mounted on a gyroscope to keep it stable durign hte twisting
lol one fella asked “Do they have a bullet cam for selfies too”?
Maybe image is gyro stabilized? Posted 4/1/17, I hear....
Quick calculation, 2400 FPS, 1-9 twist is 192000 RPM. Are there gyros out there to stabilize that kind of rotational speed? I’m skeptical.
Naw. Use software. Have you seen those videos where the edge of the picture is moving all over the place? the software is “centering” the image AFTER the recording is made. This makes what was a jittery picture look smooth, but “creating jitter” in the opposite direction, making the edge jitter.
The same thing could easily be done with a spinning image. I’m sure it IS done.
What’s typical video for a tiny camera? 30FPS? 60FPS? The bullet is turning 3200 revolutions per second. Not sure even software could do it, maybe at very low resulations. You’d be better off syncing the shutter with rotation.
I was kidding!
That was my first thought when I first saw the video.
Well, not YET, silly. ;-)
Give it a decade...
Also there would be some drop, but I’m not sure how noticeable it would be over that sort of distance.
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