posted on Apr, 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
originally posted by: tanka418
originally posted by: Rob48Advice for future would-be fakers using this method: choose a day with clear skies!
I've a question I'm sure you have an answer for: "IF dude was trying to "fake" it, why would he use a serious camera?" That is as opposed to a cell
Cell phones don't tend to have optical zooms, only digital ones. If you want to be able to zoom in on a tiny window sticker, you need optical zoom.
Isn't that rather "normal" for clouds? I mean, they are not "clearly" defined objects in the first place. And, when One zooms in; would not the
"vaporous" nature of a cloud become more apparent...experienced as a "loss of focus"?
Clouds generally have a pretty defined structure. Being vaporous is not the same as being blurry! It's easy to see where the cloud stops and the clear
sky begins. Example image for reference:
Just before that cloud disappears off the top right corner of the screen you can see it suddenly goes out of focus, at the same moment that the "UFO"
becomes sharp. It's hard to see as the cloud disappears out of shot a moment later, but it's there, and to me it says that the "UFO" is not in
anything like the same focal plane as the distant sky.
It's very hard to show in still grabs, because of the poor video quality, so this is more of a pointer to what to watch out for. (Disclaimer: captions
added, levels adjusted midpoint 1.00 -> 0.85 on both images. Saved as uncompressed PNG.)
We start off with the UFO very blurred, while the clouds are in focus:
Then, the camera zooms in to the UFO, and pulls it into sharp focus, and just as that happens, the cloud behind turns into a blurry white blob.
edit on 18-4-2014 by Rob48 because: (no reason given)