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Jello Cubes Bouncing at an Astounding 6200 Frames Per Second

Jello has that certain jiggle to it but it’s a jiggle you’ve never seen quite like this. Check out the video to see Jello shot in ultra slow-motion.

How slow motion? 6200 frames per second slow motion (compare this with standard video which has 30 frames per second). At that speed you’re seeing the Jello cubes bounce over 200 times slower than they would as seen by the naked eye in real time. What we wouldn’t do for a camera capable of that kind of awesome slow motion frame rate!

Modern Cuisine [via Gizmodo]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/3/11

Comments (6)

  1. Paul

    how can I make the Jello video a screensaver?

  2. Jeff

    “How slow motion? 6200 frames per second slow motion (compare this with standard video which has 30 frames per second). At that speed…”

    The number of frames per second has nothing to do with the speed of the video playback, sorry :)

    FPS is just the number of frames captured, per second. A video captured at 6200 fps can be replayed in either normal speed, fast speed, or slow speed, the same as a video captured at 30 fps.

  3. Patrick


    Download some screen recording software like CamStudio or a firefox add-on to capture youtube videos.

    You may need to covert the file to something more appropriate and lighter – Windows (eg .avi, .wmv, etc.); Mac (eg .mp4, etc.)

    After you have captured the video save it in a new directory for your Jello Screensaver.

    Windows – right click desktop > personalize > screensaver > select photos > settings….and there you go. Add your video as though you were adding a photo.

  4. Kevalin


    Thanks so much for that explanation… it gives me lots of ideas for some other vids I would love to have as screensavers.

    And let me just say, this obviously isn’t USAF Hospital Jello… if it was, we’d be seeing it shatter in super-slow motion when it hit that surface. :-D

  5. DavidB

    Uhnnnnnn, jellllll-loooo.

  6. wade

    I think I heard it say weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

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