I was watching this youtube video and I noticed that at 3:17 seconds they show a coast guard helicopter rescuing a man from a ship. Whats shocking about this is that the main rotor of the helicopter seem to be going incredibly slowly and the tail rotor has completely stopped.
How was the helicopter able to stay flying with such a low rotational speed? Was this some optical illusion or was the rotor really spinning that slowly?
Also, how was the helicopter not spinning? From what I understand the main purpose of the rear rotor is to counteract the rotational force of the main rotor. Since the rear rotor wasn't moving, shouldn't the helicopter developed a spin counter to the spin of the main rotor (even though it was slow)?