reply to post by network dude
"I would like for some camera men to get involved in the search for proof, and set up some really good equipment at night to search for footage.
Maybe one day soon there will be some video that doesn't get confiscated and looks good."
I have setup my HDTV gear in Vancouver, BC, Canada for
JUST that application on a static single-point-of-view display
for the time being.
I have one professional grade CCD-based 1920 by 1080 pixel 60 fps
progressive scan camera WITH both 900 to 1300 nm narrowband
Infra-Red thermography AND Starlight Generation-2 nightvision up
and running so If I see anything ATS will be the first to know and
see my photos. (NOTHING SO FAR as of July 24, 2008!)
This is a test platform until my multi-axis, gyroscopically stabilized
system is up and running. I do have a fast 2000mm lens but it has a
very narrow field of view so on a static display it won't help much
on wide shots but will be great on closeups!
The key problem of current UFO photography, is that too many still
photos and video are shaky and blurry because auto-focus and auto-iris
is turned on and there is NO stabilization on the lens.
What I have done is to combine a high-frame rate LIDAR/SAR system
so I can BOUNCE back signals from an object and then use that info
to actively track and change the focus, iris and pan/tilt/zoom of a
high performance lens system to get better and SHARPER still photos
and moving video images. The lens and camera tilt/zoom/pan hardware
is NOT new (20 years old) BUT the software and DSP processing
power I have is UNIQUE in the civilian world so hopefully when all
is put together we can finally get some decent UFO photos.
If anyone on ATS has LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and
SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) focus and signal rejection algorithm
experience, I do have a few very technical questions for you as I am
building a 25 gigabytes per second bandwidth SAR at a current full frame
sample rate of 120hz and want to boost it to 1000+ SAR frame samples
per second (200+ Gigabytes per second) so I can do accurate motion
prediction and tracking (I've got my own algorithms and multi-CPU DSP
hardware!) but I am having problems with rejection of false returns and
multi-path signal compensation - Email or U2U me here!
The fact of the matter regarding UFO photos is that UNTIL someone
spends REAL MONEY and TIME then NOTHING will get done.
For now I will DONATE my equipment and time of my current
equipment to the photo-taking task, but the problem is that I am located
in Vancouver BC and the real good stuff occurs ELSEWHERE.
Even with the technology of my current self-built gear, it's STILL NOT
GOOD ENOUGH to get CLEAR SHARP images at NIGHT or during
the DAY BUT it WILL be better than many current images.
Are there any suggestions as to WHERE I SHOULD point my current camera
that would be accesible within the Vancouver lower-mainland/washington USA skies using a 2000mm lens?
Please note that without gyroscopic stabilization and active vibration
damping at 2000 mm, the images will be "fuzzy" but it's better than
what's been out on the Internet so far.
Hope this helps