reply to post by coven
I'll reply to this right now. First of all, I discovered in 1994, prior to releasing any information on Rods that, shooting at Normal or Auto or any
low shutter setting below 1/1000 shutter settings is going to cause anything going fast across the field of view of the camcorder to have this
elongated motion blur effect.
Anything such as a baseball, bird or insect whether close or far from the lens, will fool you into believing it's a long thing, when in reality, it
is a baseball, bird or insect.
This is why I created the "Skyfishing Protocol."
Skyfishing because you never know when there will be anything in the sky and using the established protocol, shooting at anywhere from 1/2000 shutter
setting which was the highest in 1994-1995, and up to 1/10,000 to 1/15,000 settings which are the current highest settings available.
Now, in order to explain, shutter settings, these are not 10,000 frames per second like in normal film cameras. This means that more light is being
allowed to hit the CCDs, thereby eliminating any blurring caused by, let's say a baseball at 80 mph, a bird or insect passing by. At these high
shutter settings, insects are insects, birds are birds, baseballs are baseballs and RODS are RODS! When you review them captured at these settings,
and you see them frame by frame.
We tested a cross bow arrow traveling at 130 mph in Denver. We set up a Sony VX 1000 to film a "16 inch bolt" (cross bow arrow), shot across two
posts thirty feet apart.
The camera was set at the optical zoom setting at 1/2000 shutter setting. Optical zoom means that we have zoomed into the scene which delivers an
accurate optical view of the scene.
The camera was also set ten feet away, twenty feet away all the way to 100 feet away from the posts. There was also a yellow ribbon with red marks
every three feet.
At the 100 feet away distance, I zoomed the lens into it's "digital zoom" mode, which is an electronic zoom, rather than a lens optical zoom.
In all the tests, we found that as the arrow passed by and was captured from the various distances, that the length of it kept it's integrity. So as
long as the camera was set at optical zoom at any distance up to 100 feet away from the subject, it would stay in focus with no motion
blur...(elongated arrow longer than what it really is), and the clincher was the "Digital Zoom!" This is where I personally thought that this would
cause the arrow to be longer than what it really was. Guess what? The arrow, zoomed into with digital zoom from 100 feet away, was captured in two
frame of video and it kept it's length! The only anomaly is that the arrow was "curved" slightly, rather than staying stiff and straight.
What this meant is that anything flying at 130 mph, lasting two frames of video, from 100 feet away, in digital zoom, that appears to fill the screen,
is probably an object approximately 16 inches in length.
The optical zoomed shots delivered the 16 inch arrow in three frame of video. So that really gave an indicator about shooting at 1/2000 shutter
setting on at least the Sony VX 1000, that what you get is basically what you see.
The Sony cam deliver a 130 mph arrow clearly detected as an arrow at 1/2000 shutter setting. So what this brings is that the debunkers have refused to
shoot the insects at the highest shutter settings. Why? Because they know as well as I established early on, that anything shot using my skyfish
protocol, will easily be dismissed and eliminted for what it is. Insects become insects. Birds become Birds, arrows become arrows, RODS are RODS!
What I found is that the naive and gullible public has bought the simplistic explanations used by debunkers filming in low shutter settings while
claiming to be shooting in high shutter settings. Bottom line? Not true. Rods are very real!