Breaking Youtube with Slow Mo Glitter - The Slow Mo Guys
Gav and Dan (and Smee) make a video that is incredibly difficult to watch by using glitter to absolutely annihilate modern video compression. In order to give you a fighting chance, this video is uploaded in 8K (4320p50) to increase the available bitrate. Don't watch if you are prone to seizures from flashing!
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Filmed at 1000fps on the Phantom Flex 4K
Breaking FIshows with Slow Mo Glitter - The Slow Mo Guys
*Filmed before the world ended.

  • The Slow Mo Guys
    The Slow Mo Guys

    Real heroes watch this in 144p

    • Slice of Sparta
      Slice of Sparta

      LOOOOOOL devastation

    • Cecilia Holsten
      Cecilia Holsten

      I did

    • maier hans
      maier hans

      i watched it in 8k

    • King Walrus
      King Walrus

      Aye aye captain

    • Unique Pros
      Unique Pros

      144p is the lowest resolution ever!

  • rabidsamfan

    So have you cleaned up all the glitter yet?

  • PAST Studios AWG Project
    PAST Studios AWG Project

    Not sure if you guys will see this comment, but you COULD set up a sort of orthographic lens for this using a fresnel lens to make collumated light converge onto the camera, turning perspective into orthographic. That would mean all the glitter would always be "in focus" no matter how far away it is and you could essentially film this in "3D" in a way.

  • Michael Antonio
    Michael Antonio

    Here's the magic shot 10:34

  • Vivek Gupta
    Vivek Gupta

    Me: *laughs* at 2160p50

  • Alice Abigail
    Alice Abigail

    Why did I think this video was posted years ago when it was only posted 10 months ago lol

  • Tim Tam
    Tim Tam

    the look when you close and rub your eyes

  • Brad Woodfield
    Brad Woodfield

    Smoke with glitter falling through it.

  • Rapidrocket2000

    Is this some kind of poor joke that I'm too 4K UHD to understand?

  • Sithis

    All I can think about is Brew's video about Glitter now.

  • Ashley Lou
    Ashley Lou

    The death eater cloud looks different here

  • Amelia Rosalina The Hedgehog
    Amelia Rosalina The Hedgehog

    I love this channel so much

  • MDT - Epicx_Gamer
    MDT - Epicx_Gamer

    What's the name of the cat at 0:34

  • Zach Devita-Paulson
    Zach Devita-Paulson

    Yeah, watching this in 4k is really satisfying. It's so pretty

  • Katherine Bird
    Katherine Bird

    Prints of this would be awesome.

  • David Jones
    David Jones

    You can get rid of graphite easier then you can glitter.

  • Jiří Štefka
    Jiří Štefka

    3:53 Yup, I didn't see anything in focus on youtube...

  • Origami Kira
    Origami Kira

    day 35 after glitter, we're beginning to get used to having glitter in the sugar for coffee, in the flour we use to make bread, etc.... :D, guyz you broke youtube....Congratz !!!

  • hsfga gsnms
    hsfga gsnms

    they need to put a link to the ACTUAL UNCOMPRESSED FOOTAGE (didn't realise caps lock was on)

  • Sep Fitz
    Sep Fitz

    I bet one can still find glitter in that garage (and within 3 mile radius) to this very day

  • myozbubble

    My eyes and brows started to ache as the clip went on. Weird because I found the show to be quite mesmerizing.

    • Anna Stevens
      Anna Stevens

      Same - I think it's from watching so intensely without blinking! 😆

  • Cooper Teffeteller
    Cooper Teffeteller

    Please make the Best of Slow Mo Guys Blue/Ray. I will buy it. A lot of people will buy it.

  • drainey

    my mac could not handle the 8k

  • dutchguywillem

    Hey guys, could you please post a few full-sized frames from the videos? I would love to have it as a background or print it and hang it up

  • Angel Macias
    Angel Macias

    So, first I watched this with 720p50 and then watched a clip with the 450p or whatever because i couldn't figure out what everyone was saying both in the video and the comments and it was absolutely amazing. This phone has an amazing screen and I loved watching the first time. The little clip the second time gave me a horrible headache and I am only going to do that 1 more time. Then, never again!!

  • Nate Kulink
    Nate Kulink

    I recognize those workbenches! Great bench for $80!

  • Ari Heinonen
    Ari Heinonen

    That effect is very difficult for video compression encoding. Unpacked video are probably much impressive. I suggest to try multiple RGB LED spots from different direction around and using silver glitter.

  • Oshadha Gayan
    Oshadha Gayan

    Me watching in 144p🙂🖤

  • Gabriel Jack
    Gabriel Jack

    I feel like there could be a profitable FIshows channel out of slow motion glitter falling alone.

  • TF2cace

    VP9 codec: You cant beat me Slow Mo guy: I know, but he can 4:52

  • SquishyyGhost

    I have visual snow and during the drop at 6:11 the way the glitter looked really reminded me of what I see on a day-to-day basis lmao (My visual snow has never bothered me tho I've just grown up with it so I barely even notice it half the time)

  • Night Shade
    Night Shade

    From 0:00 to 0:45 the cat's in the background 😂only thing I had eyes for

  • 1st World Problems SOLVED
    1st World Problems SOLVED

    I'd love a 4k+ UHD for reference use.

  • Nasuper 100
    Nasuper 100

    Looks like ..on Lsd in a Disco..

  • Test

    I had a dead pixel I don't anymore

  • Mark Ziemba
    Mark Ziemba

    When you dropped the final mix, my phone divided by 0 and shot out into space for a couple minutes

  • Sonic Fan
    Sonic Fan

    This video at 2160p50 on an iPhone 12 Pro Max at max brightness is absolutely gorgeous and mesmerizing 🤯

  • Ian Duncan
    Ian Duncan

    Would love to see this experiment repeated except a fine layer of glitter being release from a surface where it had been held statically....and a narrow depth of field with the focus following the fall rate.

  • James Peterson
    James Peterson

    Where can i download a uncompressed sample? :)

  • 3DPDK

    For you, it was an experiment in chaos theory, for us it was an experiment in *video compression limitations.* The experiment was a success!

  • Bryce Smith
    Bryce Smith

    3:10 Great sound editing. Perfect rimshot bit



  • venom hulk
    venom hulk

    if tom green played with glitter

  • Paul B
    Paul B

    3:11 the sound of glass shattering here is a truly underrated comedy moment

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    twenty one arctic foxs


  • Sam B
    Sam B

    it actually did really well at 1440p

  • jsqlrd jsqlrd
    jsqlrd jsqlrd

    This is art.

  • TheInfamousTog

    Watching this in 2160p on my 28" Samsung UE590D monitor from 2016 looks amazing compared to the 2019 Vizio V-Series 55" 4K TV. I'm assuming it's because the TV can't pull 360 Mbps down to watch the video like my PC was doing.

  • B.A.D. Company
    B.A.D. Company

    My eco side: gLiTeR bAd My smooth brain side: pretty thing go ssssllllooooooowwww 🤤 Me: I love this video 😂

  • aCrazyDrummer

    The compression held up surprisingly well for me. Definitely some blockiness, but not too bad overall

    • aCrazyDrummer

      That being said... Watched it back in 144 and it was hilarious...

  • Uli Schmidt
    Uli Schmidt

    I would get so much anxiety from just walking into that room

  • Kevin Lo
    Kevin Lo

    You guys are just...having so much fun. Living life. This is the way.

  • The FoamSmith
    The FoamSmith

    0:40 kitty kat

  • iCirculate-Sound

    Watching this in 144p is almost like looking at really badly animated gif of a cloud coming towards you. But for some reason it blue or red, etc.

  • Dean Powell
    Dean Powell

    Brilliant, shame they did not increase their depth of focus or depth of field.

  • Gemma Grantham
    Gemma Grantham

    I don't know what I miss seeing most, Dan, or Gav's pre-quarantine hair

  • PhantomPhalcon

    fun fact my Ryzen 2600 @ 4.2 ghz can't run this video at 8k the cpu spikes to 100% and just stays there the only way i can watch it in 8k is if i have a play back speed of .75 so i don't ever buffer

  • Shawn

    That entire house needs to be torched now.

  • Casey Edwards
    Casey Edwards

    4320p50 actually performs valiantly

  • Dragon Lord
    Dragon Lord

    I use to watch this with my old iPhone 6 Plus and the compression was horrible. Their faces were indeed mush. Now I watched this on my new iPhone 12 Pro Max and it was much cleaner. Super awesome.

  • Schererpowerer

    How much of this is foley?

  • sujay subramani
    sujay subramani

    It look like interstellar grain effect scene when he enters black whole.

  • Lars Grigsby
    Lars Grigsby

    Is there a time stamp on the lights issue? I have a seizure disorder

  • Rogier van Cann
    Rogier van Cann

    It's "FIshows", not "FIshows". Oh wait, it doesn't matter...

  • Matthew Hart
    Matthew Hart

    Just rewatched this, it looks loads crisper than it did back in April. Have they improved the compression?

  • Andrew Jeffries
    Andrew Jeffries

    The cat in the intro just vibin

  • 13_cmi .
    13_cmi .

    There's 8K on youtube what? Since when?

    • Ivan

      fake 8k

  • Tyler Ernster
    Tyler Ernster

    I think my rtx 3070 is smoking

    • Ivan

      fake 8k, since my gtx 1070 can play it easily

  • Unique Pros
    Unique Pros

    You don't have the proper camera to shoot that stuff,your camera looses focus when objects come closer,ore you guys don't know how to set your lens on macro mode.Bad video demonstration.

  • S P
    S P

    Who else lost their mouse at 09:52

  • ITAC85

    Original video I have uploaded before: x264 MP4 in 59.997 FPS with 8600 kbps bitrate FIshows's version: (not sure what codec, but it's kinda better than x264) MP4 in 60FPS with 1800 kbps bitrate

  • Bruno Ribeiro
    Bruno Ribeiro

    9:58 #memematerial

  • MrStretch679

    Wow my OLED shows more color then my note 9

  • MrStretch679

    This is what eating Poprocks looks like

  • Peamey Chow Kei Tung 5a 4
    Peamey Chow Kei Tung 5a 4

    Oh , btw , I guess he smeared ........ JJ on it ?

  • Peamey Chow Kei Tung 5a 4
    Peamey Chow Kei Tung 5a 4 , I’m blinded ....... by science and I’m gonna die cuz of my headache........ oof

  • Pogostix

    This is what it looks like when a unicorn has a seizure.

  • 1313e

    At 144p, it more looks like a red thundercloud.

  • Tudor Howell
    Tudor Howell

    Glitter jigsaw puzzle Merch?

  • Metrion77

    me who watches everything in 480: That blur is my favorite. I will call him steven.

  • Tutti Frutti
    Tutti Frutti

    It’s a bit like quantum particles

  • Adam Manness
    Adam Manness

    Yes you did

  • Adam Weiner
    Adam Weiner

    if you watch this at 0.25 speed they seem completely wasted (;

  • Noah Basinger
    Noah Basinger

    Now I know if I need a new background I will come here

  • System32

    It's fine for me on 4K but if I lower it down to 1080p It does loose quality, I was wondering when the compression artifacts would come haha never happened until i changed it

  • Ron Simpson
    Ron Simpson

    use some fans to make a glitter vortex....

  • Richard Winstanley
    Richard Winstanley

    10:36 is what I see during a migraine :|

  • xCurlyFry_TTV

    God 8K looks so fkn amazing!!!!!!!

    • Ivan

      fake 8k, since my gtx 1070 can play it easily

  • Frankie Rzucek Jr
    Frankie Rzucek Jr

    Looks like a badass kaleidoscope

  • juukame

    welp, time to go get some lsd

  • AzuriteStar

    I didn't know I needed this in my life

  • Alexis Astrie
    Alexis Astrie

    I would buy that painting!!!

  • matzefisch

    00:23 kittykittykittykittykittykittykittykitty !!!

  • Bee High!
    Bee High!

    the blue was true beauty

  • Shane Kräuchi
    Shane Kräuchi

    3:12: How did you shatter cardboard?

  • Miyabi nude
    Miyabi nude

    Wow , this look like whole universe

  • Damon Bettcher
    Damon Bettcher

    Filmed with an even higher speed camera would be insane!

  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone

    Are you trying to compress pixie dust?

  • Sage Channel
    Sage Channel

    I do wish you had a 5-10 second still from each drop, to tell how much of what we see is genuine, and how much is compression.

  • Game Hobbie
    Game Hobbie

    I took a screenshot for my phone wallpaper right before Gav mentioned it looks like a phone wallpaper. 🤣 The blue was gorgeous.