posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:04 PM
I wouldn't go as far as to say that video and pictures are useless, because that would be omitting the photographs taken by honest people. There are
ways to tell a fake from the real thing.
One way I use to determine fakery is too much detail. Many hoaxers I find are so concerned with adding many little details that which prove to be
impossible to be captured by their camera. This is why I find close-ups to be fake many times. Real UFO pictures are blurry, and for the most part
these UFOs have no identifiable features other than the light they emit. Too much detail is usually an indication of an object thrown in the air
before the camera.
As well if a picture or video is too good to be true, then it probably is. Real footage would show evidence of motion or blur. As well the frame rates
may be off between the object and the background in a hoaxed video.
Another method is the focus of the object versus the background. If these do not correspond, then the object was likely inserted via digital means.
Also if the background moves independent of the object as well that could have been artificially added after the filming.
Lighting is key as well. There are simple courses that are available I'm sure, but for those who haven't studied photography just use common sense.
Illumination has to have a source, and likewise there would be a shadow if the object is low enough.
Pictures have binary data which would be overwritten if the video underwent alterations. As well keep in mind any natural phenomena which could be
taken advantage of and called a UFO such as lens flare.
I've seen plenty of real and fake footage, and honestly it would be pretty hard to make a good fake video. I do know though that it is very hard to
capture these crafts on camera.
Don't rule out all footage. There are many people who just happen to have a camera and film these objects. I have tried and failed to get them on
camera though. It's pretty hard to get a good picture of them these days.