Cheep High speed video camera Answered
I am a science teacher that needs a "cheep" high speed video camera for a project we do as part of our forces and motion unit. The students build carts out of paper and straws, then race them down an incline. I videotape them and then analyze the video and the students determine the speed of their cars. (see video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqI5H8d4r7M).
As you can see from the video, the slow motion video is very blurry. the frame rate is okay (they are only traveling at 2-4 meters per second, which means about 8-12cm per frame, perfect for the save we are using)., but the initial position and final position is just an estimate due to the blurry car.
Maybe I am not using the right terms, I do not know a lot about film/photography, but i need the individual shots to be clearer.
I currently use a Flip video camera, which is good because it is super easy to download the videos for student anaysis.
What kind of camera will suit my purposes, without spending more than $400?