I work as a mechanical engineer for a cryogenic company. A lot of our equipment moves so fast, that we MUST employ an industrial high speed camera to analyze performance. This is an Olympus I speed industrial camera. Its worth 40 grand.
Anyways, I wanted to get a video of some black cats going off. I this would be really interesting to all of us pyro's. The camera can take footage at a rate of 60 frames per second all the way to 44,000 frames per second. The quality above 1,000 fps begins to degrade in order for the camera to be able to store the higher volume of data.
I would like to take the video at 1000 fps, so I can keep the best resolution, but I don't know how quickly crackers fragment. Would a higher frame rate be needed? I figure this will be a cool video to show you guys when I am done.