Originally posted by havok
That's a very interesting light...
I especially like the first camera where you see leg movement...and arms swinging.
I wonder where the actual taping of the screens video originated from?
And if it's a video of a ghost how did the cameraman know at what exact time to zoom in to the 1st screen?
If you were looking for a ghost on a security camera, how would you know it would start in the left corner?
Also, be prepared to video it from start to finish without saying a word likewise? (i'd be freakin out)
How many times do people record security monitors without knowing something will happen?
Very cool video zazz...but...I'm not entirely convinced yet.
This may have already been cover, and I apologize if it has, but nearly all commercial security camera systems record the video. The reason for that
is, if anything happens, they can go back and pull the recording of it for use as evidence. Most use digital recording on DVRs now, but some few still
use video tapes. The recordings tend to cycle and record over earlier recordings, generally about every month, so any one site is only likely to have
video for the last 30 days or so, the earlier video having been overwritten.
Many also tend to use proprietary formats, so that if you pull the video directly off and save it as a file, you have to have the proper software to
decode it at home, which of course few private citizens are going to have.
The shakiness in the video bothered me, since it made it more difficult to watch, but I can see why it was recorded on a hand-held video camera, off
of the video screens. To me, it looks like they played that section of the video back, and recorded it on a hand-held for posterity, because the
digital original would have likely done them no good, unless they had the software to decode it and convert it to web-useful video at home, which is
unlikely. Personally, had it been me, I'd have pulled off the digital files as well as recording it to hand held, on the chance that if it caught
fire on the 'net, someone, somewhere, would take an interest in converting the original file.
That's my take on it. My qualifications to make that assessment are that I worked as a Custom Protection Officer for Wackenhut for a number of years,
and had to deal with these security camera setups in literally dozens of places - everything from VCR backups to DVR backups. That 4way split screen
of surveillance cameras was obviously, to me, one of those sorts of setups.
Another thing to note in the video is the "light spikes", pillars of light vertically above and below each light in the camera. Those are similar to
lens flare, and are caused by the refraction of light on the outer surface of the camera lens. You'll notice that every street light in the scene has
The "ghost" has one, too, albeit a faint one. That means that this thing was emanating light of it's own, which glared off of the camera lenses. In
short, that "ghost" was actually "glowing" when the light from it hit the lenses.