What Does Popcorn Look Like as it Pops?

popcorn from Nebraska's Weeks FarmIn my current state of heightened popcorn awareness thanks to Ryan Weeks, when I stumbled on this video, I was amazed. So amazed that I felt I absolutely HAD TO share it! It’s a great look at how the kernels heat up in oil and explode. It’s one of the many YouTube videos from The Brainiac Store.

It is interesting to hear the popcorn play-by-play “at 4000 frames per second, the individual kernels can be seen turning inside out. As the heated moisture within breaks the hard shell and the starchy endosperm unfurls in an edible spongy foam. The violent unwrapping launches the newborn popcorn in apparent celebration as hot oil transforms hearty grain into a tasty snack. All of this in a 50th of a second…”

Now… I wonder if you are thinking what I’m thinking. What I want to know is does anyone have a video editing program that allows you to slow motion footage? I looked at a few but the ones I found are fairly expensive.

And I really need a good, inexpensive video editing program whether it does slow motion or not. I need a PC-based version too since that’s what our office generally uses and its just easier to stay on the same platform in general.

What video editing software do you use?

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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5 Responses to What Does Popcorn Look Like as it Pops?

  1. Ryan Goodman December 28, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Hmmm….Now I am hungry for some popcorn. Thank a Popcorn farmer!

    • JPlovesCOTTON December 28, 2010 at 11:08 am #

      You can thank our Twitter friends @huskerfarm, @zjhunn and @cornfedfarmer – they all grow popcorn!

  2. messin33 December 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Well, I do love popcorn as well. It’s also very healthy as long as you can hold off on the salt. 🙂

  3. The Farmer's Life March 4, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Cool video, especially since I’m a popcorn farmer!


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    […] What Does Popcorn Look Like as it Pops? — On a lark, I put this together when I saw this really unique view of popcorn being popped. It really adds a different perspective on the crops popcorn farmers like Brandon & Zach Hunnicutt , Brian Scott aka The Farmers Life and Ryan Weeks produce. […]

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