reply to post by Curious and Concerned
I understood your elevator analogy but doesn't that depend upon the camera not being able to tilt independently of the ROV?
I checked your linked video of the ROV and actually watched it previously trying to understand where the ROV's arms pivot from and to familiarize
myself with it in general. It also states in the brochure's specs that it has auto depth/auto heading/auto altitude, which supports your thoughts
I'm saying that it's entirely possible that the camera is tilting (not panning and not trying to be a stickler but there is a difference) because of
what we can see in the beginning of the video.
Those were my initial thoughts but I guess I'm retracting my final statement from my last post because of the following.
I took the relevant parts of the video, put them side by side and looped it 4 times. I didn't alter anything but simply resized them and because of
the smaller size it's best to watch in full screen. The right video is from the beginning and the left is from the alleged sea floor rise portion.
I don't see the arm moving in either video. Using the item to the right as a reference, I've determined that the camera can tilt independently of
the ROV's arm and of the item from the video on the right. What is that item anyways? It looks like its sitting on the sea floor, has a hydraulic
hose attached to it and is independent of the ROV's movement and is stationary . Everything else I say is dependent upon that assumption. The video
on the left is different though since the item doesn't move with the camera. So what does that show? Regardless of if the ROV was on the sea floor
or hovering, or it the camera moved with the arm, ROV or independently, if the item on the right is stationary throughout the video, what does that
(click to open player in new window)
Here's the direct link
cause I screwed up the embedding code.
I feel like I'm missing something obvious and falling for the illusion but I've been starring at the video's side by side while writing this and
something doesn't appear right. It also doesn't jive with other things I've said previously such as the hardness of the ground. Admittingly, I
should already be sleeping so I'll attribute it to that, but someone, please set me straight on what I'm missing.
Upon edit: UGH! If someone could advise me how to properly embed the video or simply embed it correctly it would be appreciated.
[edit on 8/8/2010 by Three_moons]