Qualcomm recently put together an impressive bullet-time photography rig (think The Matrix) consisting of 130 HTC One smartphones. The handsets are arranged in a circular configuration with all cameras firing simultaneously to capture the same subject from virtually every conceivable angle.

The camera array, which covers 540 degrees, was set up at Venice Beach. When all of the images are stitched together, you get a really slick animated GIF that acts as if you were walking around the subject frozen in time. It’s not perfect as a better camera array would have produced higher quality GIFs but it’s neat nevertheless.

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