Quick D: Static Helicopter Blades

  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
  • Captain Disillusion gets pedantic about the description of a common camera effect.
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Comments • 2 828

    QUANTUM Day ago

    Wow you made a strobe scope

  • Matthew Sardinha

    The strobing lights with the fan is how you set timing on alot of older cars

  • Obsideaock
    Obsideaock 6 days ago

    CD: Breaks back lifting a camera
    Tripod: What the heck is wrong with you

  • Hang Them All
    Hang Them All 7 days ago

    He's getting so fat.

  • Joshua Chudley
    Joshua Chudley 7 days ago

    It's probably the sane phenomenon that makes wheels appear as if they are moving in reverse even though they're going forward

  • ronondex2009
    ronondex2009 9 days ago

    3:03 captain disillusion's head blends with some parts of the camera.

  • RJK
    RJK 11 days ago

    Stopping the fan blade looked so hilarious 3:55.

  • Cringe Gaming 64
    Cringe Gaming 64 11 days ago


  • Absolute Bullshit
    Absolute Bullshit 15 days ago +2

    Why not just make it 0 frames per seconds that would make it still too

  • Karl Rodriguez
    Karl Rodriguez 15 days ago

    Do 9-11 video

  • Battle Master
    Battle Master 16 days ago

    sometimes fast-moving weels look like they are moving slowly in the opposite direction

  • Tess Miller
    Tess Miller 22 days ago

    You need to debunk the dude who flies around on that circular little copter that he rides on

  • Stumb'LED
    Stumb'LED 23 days ago

    Captain, one more to prove it's fake xD

  • The ociramma
    The ociramma 24 days ago

    Sold for 6.9 million ...nice

  • Crazy Chunk
    Crazy Chunk 25 days ago

    This is incorrect or at least not accurate: the camera could also take a frame every time the rotor rotated 72°x2 or x3 etc. Could be at least.

  • Gummy
    Gummy 26 days ago

    Seizure warning probably woulda been a good idea.

  • Peter
    Peter 29 days ago

    Captain d you are a true pimp

  • sbatou87
    sbatou87 Month ago

    Please include a strobe warning for this video.

    • sbatou87
      sbatou87 5 days ago

      ​@Pleasantly Rusty I guess having empathy is out for you.

    • Pleasantly Rusty
      Pleasantly Rusty 5 days ago

      @sbatou87 Well I guess watching TheXvid videos is out for you.

    • sbatou87
      sbatou87 5 days ago

      @Pleasantly Rusty Partially. One in the description, or a more blatant warning within the video itself before the strobe itself would have been better.

    • Pleasantly Rusty
      Pleasantly Rusty 6 days ago

      There's literally one right there at the lower right corner. Are you blind?!

  • 박종서
    박종서 Month ago

    There’s a series of flat-screen displays in the tunnels metro system of Seoul that looks stationary despite the train moving

  • AmirPlayZ
    AmirPlayZ Month ago

    yea it's big brain time

  • Balaka Chakroborty
    Balaka Chakroborty Month ago +1

    Okay thats basically slo mo damnit!

  • Nathan Rodriguez
    Nathan Rodriguez Month ago

    What if it is a balloon replicated into a helicopter

  • Kelly Mendez
    Kelly Mendez Month ago

    They are green.

  • Kelly Mendez
    Kelly Mendez Month ago

    CD, at 2:55, look at your knees.

  • Josh Wah?
    Josh Wah? Month ago +5

    Not related, but I saw a plane really low and it was just floating there...

    • BeatCat
      BeatCat 25 days ago

      That can happen under the correct circumstances, maybe

    • Matthew Cain
      Matthew Cain 29 days ago +1

      @Tigreal Main They don't. They disguise themselves as aeroplanes. :P

    • Tigreal Main
      Tigreal Main Month ago

      What if alien spacecrafts disguise themselves as airplanes?

  • Trampoline Fire
    Trampoline Fire Month ago

    So you said it that Fake or real

  • Alexander the ok
    Alexander the ok Month ago +2

    fun fact: if a helicopter engine starts up, you can see - no matter what frame rate(even with your eyes)- that the blades start spinning in one direction, some weird flashing, moving in the other direction, slowing down, and all that again a few times until the rotor reached the normal rpm.

  • Travis Ladegast
    Travis Ladegast Month ago

    I was able to produce something similar with a store bought LED flashlight, and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) controlled Industrial Fan (impeller style fan) Motor. Since was able to adjust the frequency to 1/1000 Hz (between 0/60Hz), I was able to accurately match the LED's oscillation so that the fan looked stationary at multiples of the resonance (may be the wrong word, but it feels correct to me) frequency.

  • Sabber
    Sabber Month ago +7

    He should make a debunk of his own channel effects.

    • Sabber
      Sabber 27 days ago

      : 0

    • broken_halo
      broken_halo 27 days ago +1

      Sabber there are no channel effects it’s all real

  • Keegan Parrish
    Keegan Parrish Month ago +1

    my grandma liked this video so much she is break dancing on the floor!

  • Mikki
    Mikki Month ago +3

    that fan is the same fan that i have lol

  • carlo ruperez
    carlo ruperez Month ago +1

    Does our eyes have have shutter? Like when you look at a speeding car wheel? Then weird things happen?

  • Tomas Pompolo
    Tomas Pompolo Month ago


  • What's a Creel?
    What's a Creel? Month ago

    Matt Parker = Immediate thumbs up :)

  • Obs.P4TRICK
    Obs.P4TRICK Month ago

    Is this 1995 video why the theme so 90's

  • Shreerang Vaidya
    Shreerang Vaidya Month ago

    Now that I have been watching this for a year, it feels like a T.V. show


    Who else saw the falling fan joke coming from a mile away?

  • SpicyBoyzGarage
    SpicyBoyzGarage Month ago +5

    I guess most people are too young to ever use a timing light on an old car.

  • Exlr8ing
    Exlr8ing Month ago

    People with epilepsy be having seizures right now 1:39

  • Ahokas
    Ahokas Month ago

    But how tf does the helicopter stay in air if the blades arent moving?!?!?

  • Rafiul Haque
    Rafiul Haque Month ago

    plz check this and tell me if it's real

  • Sage Molnar
    Sage Molnar Month ago

    This dude's face makeup is wack, wtf lol

  • Elielson Nascimento

    great video! thanks captain ! you're the best

  • Szpieg 2000
    Szpieg 2000 Month ago

    3:15 camera is fake isnt it?

  • super autismo
    super autismo Month ago +2

    3:54 JESUS

    extraE MONTAMONTES Month ago

    The production values of this video are unprecedented in youtube

  • MicEdge
    MicEdge Month ago +2

    *My physics teacher showed this to me in class, and even he gave the wrong explaination.*
    *I think i have to quit studies and watch TheXvid*

  • gottarunmemeboi lolz

    In every video, i know the words, just not in the order you put them in

  • Hank Richard
    Hank Richard Month ago +1

    5:14 when I saw the red I thought is would say WASTED

  • lance lin
    lance lin Month ago

    why is his hair blending in with the camera????? 3:11

  • Grickery
    Grickery 2 months ago

    I've done this by blinking very quickly, while looking at a ceiling fan.

  • Xppp1
    Xppp1 2 months ago

    I cant believe CD is fucking DEAD

  • B n
    B n 2 months ago

    Hi Captain D how can i send you a video to demistify

  • Timur Timak
    Timur Timak 2 months ago

    That moment of a ceiling fan falling onto a human head was very dissonating.

  • Marcus Vinicius
    Marcus Vinicius 2 months ago

    So if I punch someone and they dont see it coming does that mean they just need to adjust their frame rate ?

  • Jack Black
    Jack Black 2 months ago

    Is not a true Captain Disillusion video without him being injured, right? But if it happened in EVERY SINGLE VIDEO then it would be predictable and...

  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson 2 months ago

    The original video title was Frame Rate, but a load of photography students who think they know better "encouraged" the change

  • Luke Iannone
    Luke Iannone 2 months ago

    You were doing the ceiling fan at double time it wasn’t matching the right rpm

  • Mr. Cat
    Mr. Cat 2 months ago

    This guy is so god damn smart!

  • Rahul Koli 2
    Rahul Koli 2 2 months ago

    man u r awsm love from india. thnx