posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:31 PM
I have a theory about the missing 16 lines. In american broadcast applications, closed caption information is sent on line four.
It could be possible that a plethora of demographic information is being sent to HQ along with the video, encoded in the missing 16 lines. things like
traffic volume, pedestrian volume, and the like. In theory they could have enough space to run programing algorithms, like say, if a person in a
yellow hat walks about three times then zoom in and watch more carefully.
Just a theory. 704 lines of resolution isnt a very standard format, at all. the only place ive ever heard of its usage is in CCTV, which makes since.
it just sounds like a timing coincidence, as the BBC article makes little mention of the G20.
Also, you have to keep in mind that they are talking about a very small portion of cameras in one of the most taped cities on the planet. To me, it
just sounds like they are turring off the red light cams.
IMO, What really differentiates this protest from the RNC and the DNC here in the states is the fact that the public over there now has no legal
ground to stand on when it comes to taping officers while doing their job.
[edit on 30-3-2009 by drsmooth23]