To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames per second.

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The camera used to capture these shots, the Chronos, is available through a Kickstarter campaign for $2,500. It’s not as cheap as a point-and-shoot, but it’s far more affordable than other high-end, high-speed rigs which can cost well over $100,000. And definitely cheaper than buying or renting 50 DSLRs to recreate those awesome shots from The Matrix.

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