The Rapid Action Electronic camera is a high-speed camera capable of recording a still image with an exposure time as brief as 10 nanoseconds. It was developed by Harold Edgerton in the 1940s and was first used to photograph the rapid changing matter in nuclear explosions within milliseconds of ignition. For a film-like sequence of high-speed photographs, arrays of up to 12 cameras were deployed, with each camera carefully timed to record a different time frame. Each camera was capable of recording only one exposure on a single sheet of film, so in order to create time-lapse sequences, banks of 4 to 10 cameras were set up to take photos in rapid succession.

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