Bullet Time
Creating amazing cinematic special effects is flipping hard, especially if you want to do a slow-mo 360 around a subject a la ‘The Matrix’. That particular special effect, called Bullet Time, generally requires many fancy cameras grouped together in a small space to allow for changes in camera angle even when the action is no longer moving. It’s expensive. That is, until Columbia University researcher Yan Wong and his team distilled the technique into a handy mobile app. In their report, released on July 4, they said that the app, called CamSwarm, requires just a local Wi-Fi connection and a few different…

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