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, thank you to for sharing this VERY interesting footage: in my humble opinion this is a VERY interesting find: if it's NOT a
glitch or dirth or similar, as already suggested, then this is not something that can be easily dismissed as a bird, a bug, a balloon etc...
But i would be interested in seeing some example of dirth producing THIS same effect or a very close one: of course i'm not ruling it out, just would
like to see some example: i've seen many types of odd, very odd effects produced by glitches, dust, dirth, moisture, anomalies in the film emulsion
etc, so i'm aware that it's a possible explanation, but an example would be very useful, especially if reproducing the same appearance and (even
roughly) the same path.
Wayne, today i had the pleasure to email Mr. Vincent Romano (in italian), in order to share with him some informations about ATS and to know more
about him and his projects (he's probably reading us now: i've sent him the link to this thread):
i've also asked him if there were any chances to watch the relevant scene, not affected by YouTube's lossy compression:
He has been so kind to share with us a MPEG4 Hi-Def version of the footage, imported straight from the Dv format one
So now we have the chance to watch this video in its best version presently available.
I would like to express to him my gratitude for this.
He is doing a professional work with his business, which target are TV channels or other journalistic sources: his work is being recognized worldwide,
some of his youtube channel stats can be found here: romanoarchives.altervista.org...
#7 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Italy
#19 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Reporters - Global
#1 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Reporters - Italy
Whatever this turns out to be, that's one of the most interesting channels i've ever seen on YouTube, and i find the whole project to be very
interesting: of course i will watch all the stuff in that channel.
As said, the dust explanation can't be dismissed, but at the status quo is as valid as the theory that what we see is an actual object caught on
The MPEG4 Hi-Def version of the video can be downloaded HERE
click and save target as).
File type: mp4
File size: 2.83 MB
Duration: 14,76 seconds
The UFO comes in sight at: sec. 10,56
This is a screenshot of the Hi-Def version, grabbed right after the UFO comes in sight
the quality, given the circumstances, is relatively good, IMHO
The first thing i've noticed is the bright appearance of the object: it looks to be some object with a metallic or reflectant surface: i doubt that
an opaque object would have this appearance in this case: it also may suggest some "external" origin, (glitch, dirth etc) but i may be wrong (and it
wouldn't be the first time
Enlargement with pixel resize by a factor of 21
Enlargement with bicubic resample by a factor of 21
Enlargement with bicubic resample by a factor of 21: brightness -58, contrast + 29%.
These enhancements are relatively useful, since the shape of the object shifts (at least apparently) in each frame
But in my opinion, we can almost rule out birds, bugs etc: i'd say that it looks to be some irregular sphere, i'm not sure though.
The most interesting facet of the video is the path of the object:
Rough reconstruction of its path: of course it's not 100% correct, but it does make the point: right before vanishing from sight, the object
changes path in a way that makes us safetly rule out balloons or other stuff moved by the wind or simply thrown into the air.
Here seems to be clear that there is (at least apparently) a couple of objects (in some frame they look to be three, in some even more, but it
could besome motion blur effect, just pointing it out). Also the change of path becomes obvious with the two objects outlined.
Of course, there could be some mundane explanation, but my take on this one is that if it's not some kind of glitch/dust/dirth etc., then it's
something of extremely interesting and not easy to explain: in this case, Foo fighters come to mind: look forward to read more comments about this
one: just my 2 cents
Grazie ancora, Vincenzo!