posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: subtopia
The problem is not just drones,lanterns etc it's the quality of the equipment used to film them and the person behind it.
Phones,small video cameras all suffer from one major problem the size of the digital sensor to many people believe the hype re phone cameras and how
well they film at night.
I saw a light in the sky one night now I knew what it was and took a quick video with my 16mp DSLR with an APS-C size sensor . To give an idea of
sensor sizes look at this
To give you an idea the small size on there is around 6.5 x 4.5 mm an iphone 5 is even smaller at 4.5 x 3.4 mm.
Small sensors have problems at night with noise all sensors have a base rate for sensitivity and when the iso level is increase NOISE gets
Now when the object was flying towards my house I knew what it was I did not change the shutter speed from the last shoot I did I just switched on
turned up the iso and filmed here is a still at that setting.
I then lowered the shutter speed so more light is hitting the sensor.
Now it was easy to see the shape of the local police helicopter.
Now that was filmed using manual focus the best way for lights in the sky at night because as an autofocus camera hunts for focus the lights can
appear to change shape and size that's why we have all these BS youtube morphing ufo videos on the net and here!!!
Now just maybe if more of these light in the sky were filmed with better equipment & people who have half an idea how to take pictures/video we would
really see what all those lights on youtube videos really are.