posted on May, 8 2009 @ 12:24 AM
Don't think I have ran into this video before here, and being that this is the first time I have seen it I will share some of my preliminary
observations on few things that stand out to me regarding the film.
First and foremost the accompanying sound is in very good quality, from what I have gleaned from listening to the youtube link. Decent stereo image
even with the low quality bitrate of youtube audio, which means to me that the background audio track did not come from a mono source. Just a FYI,
click the youtube link and you can get a higher quality version of this by ticking the little HQ box.
Now I really can't comment on this aspect too much at the moment but the creature visuals are pretty impressive. That could be a detractor to it
being a real occurance but I will leave you all up to your own with that. The one thing about the visuals that do stand out to me is the quality of
it, I'm not sure if it is a formatting thing... but it is basically the black bars (upper and lower horizontals) that seem a bit off to me, acpect
So going on the information we have, this camcorder was found by a hunter in 1997 with tape intact?
The odds seem slightly stacked against it from here on out with me: for one, the probability of that are astronomically low... but one must assume
that the film was taken at an earlier date, early 1997~prior, by some people traipsing through the woods. What needs to be addressed is the technology
of the era first and foremost, as I am not 100% certain on this, but I believe mini DV was just entering the game in '95ish and most consumer cams in
circulation were Hi-8 or VHS-C. Vidoe is not my forte' though.
As a footnote for research:
What about the audio quality on these cameras from the era? AFAIK there were not too many out there that had dedicated stereo mics on consumer
products. My old Sony 8mm handycam had crap audio, and I'm not sure it ever picked up anything near the quality level of this... ever.
Take that as you will.
[went too big on the sizes... whooops]
[edit on 09/5/8 by telemetry]