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    Synchroballistic image of a piano being played. The images were made by adapting an analog camera into a "Slit Scan” camera, where the film move… Read More
    Synchroballistic image of a piano being played. The images were made by adapting an analog camera into a "Slit Scan” camera, where the film moves continually through the camera past a narrow slit during the exposure at a speed calculated to synchronise with the speed of the moving subject. The technique has been around for over a century, typically used at race meetings to record the competitors at the finish line, a "photofinish”, or to record speeding objects in such applications as missile telemetry, known as “synchroballistic”. The success of the process is to synchronise the speed of the film moving through the camera to the speed of the subject. In effect the resulting image is of one linear strip of space, stretched over time, creating a temporal image which renders the stationary background into a blur of horizontal lines and pulls movement into sharp relief. Read Less
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Synchroballistic image of a piano being played. The specially adapted analog panoramic camera records motion as the film moves past a narrow slit behind the lens. The slit was aligned across the piano keyboard, and "scanned" the action of the pianist as his fingers moved over the keys. One image covered an entire length of 120 medium format transparency film.
Published in 125 Magazine in 2006.