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Check out this hypnotic slow motion 4K video of a flamethrower in action

by on April 6, 2016
 

Stephan Jukic – April 06, 2016

Here’s a bit of unusual video eye candy for your 4K PC monitor or ultra HD TV screen, a slow motion spray of raw searing fire, direct from the nozzle of a flame thrower and in slow motion for all the dancing details of how the fire moves.

The video in question, which you can see below, was put together by a team of slow-motion videography experts who dub themselves the “Slo Mo Guys” and have their own YouTube channel full of interesting footage shot in a similar way, using both HD and 4K resolution recording.

Other examples of video grabbed by the Slo Mo Guys include a slow-motion recording of what happens when one of the two men lets a mouse trap drop right onto his tongue, while another and much less cringe-inducing piece of footage consists of the slowed down spectacle of jell-O being smashed apart mid-air after being struck by a tennis racket.

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In fact, the Slo Mo Guy’s YouTube channel video collection goes on in this vein with all sorts of fascinating videos featuring dramatically slowed down video of things like tazer jolt impacts against skin, watermelons being stomped by massive objects and rather strangely beautiful recordings of so called “water galaxies”, in which colored water is made to spin in the air for a demonstration of how fluid physics works.

However, going back to the flame thrower footage, it really is rather stunning, and shows one of the Slo Mo experimenters blasting off a massive tongue of living flame in different angles in a way that lets you really appreciate how fire moves in such a weapon.

Now, without further ado, check out the 4K flamethrower footage itself, and we also really recommend a good look through their YouTube channel whenever you have a spare moment for oddball curiosities in the middle of a work day.

Story by 4k.com

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