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Watch this demo of camera mechanics at 10,000 frames per second

The Slow Mo Guys pointed their Phantom at a Canon DSLR to demonstrate how a single lens reflex camera works. At 10,000 frames per second, you can see the the mirror and rolling shutter mechanism in action in several demos.

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WATCH: How we used Slo-mo in 2014

If you're taking things a little more slowly than usual this weekend after a big New Year's Eve, maybe you'll appreciate this montage of great slow-motion shots from films, put together by The Nerdwriter to a soothing and quiet track.

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Ballet-dancers' hardest moves in slow-motion

Six dancers from the Washington Ballet were asked to demonstrate the most physically challenging dance-moves in their repertoires; the slow-motion video of the performances yields up an unworldly sort of bullet-time version of these extreme feats of grace.

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Super-slo-mo egg-smashing

Here's Slo-As-a-Mofo-Sho's two-minute long video of the super-slo-mo smashing of eggs, in a variety of improbable ways. It turns out that blender-smashing eggs and smashing eggs on a tennis racket are a lot cooler than you might think. The making-of video is pretty great, too.

Slo-As-A-Mofo-Sho - Egg Destruction! (via JWZ)