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Time-lapse Video of Vitamin C Crystallization

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The video is a time lapse of crystallizing Vitamin C.

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The video shows the crystallization of Vitamin C (dissolved in water) in time lapse, under crossed polarizing filters.

Some technical information:

  • The frames in the video were taken with a time interval of 2 sec.
  • The colors were not adjusted at all. No contrast enhancement, no levels were corrected, no white balance.
  • The pictures were taken with a digital SLR camera at low magnification (4x objective and 2.5x photo projection ocular).
  • The original 3:2 aspect ratio image was cropped to 16:9. Software used: PHATCH
  • Exposure time: 0.5 sec or 1 sec. The relatively long exposure time was used to compensate for vibrations (this allowed the vibrations to swing out).
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