“Bullet time” – the magical moment in a movie where everything slows down, and you get a 360 degree view of what’s going on. It did seem like magic as bullet time went mainstream and captured the imagination of the masses with the release of the Matrix at the end of the last century. In order to shoot a bullet time scene, one would need a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are shot all at once, allowing it to capture the same shot of a particular subject from multiple angles.
This particular Qualcomm rig that does bullet time at a public photo booth is highly impressive, too, as it carries a whopping 130 HTC One smartphones which will be able to cover 540 degrees of movement. At the end of it, an animated GIF will simulate movement around the subject that was shot while it remained in the center of the rig. Do give the video a watch, while the quality is nowhere near that of the movies, it is still a pretty impressive video. There are fire breathers in there, a person who showcased his dog catching a frisbee in mid air after jumping off his back, as well as simulations of Force powers.