Rocket launch from a Neuromorphic Camera - Events vs. Frames

Neuromorphic cameras don't take pictures. They see the world in a completely different way from a normal camera. In this video, we film a rocket launch with both a neuromorphic camera and a normal camera to show the difference between the two.

The launch is spectacular in both cameras, but the real magic happens when we slow down the playback. The neuromorphic camera captures events with incredible timing resolution and isn't affected by the bright burst of light coming from the rocket firing. In fact, we can see all sorts of details in the rocket launch including the debris kicked up by the rockets, all sorts of interesting effects in the rocket plume, and even the spin thruster ignitors flying out and burning up.

All this before we even start seeing anything useful on the normal camera!