posted on Oct, 29 2010 @ 08:48 AM
I saw that one poster/member has said that this technology was being discussed or heard about 5 years ago at a university. I'd like to point out that
to some degree this technology (to a degree) has been used for film/movie making for quite some time. In the recent past 6 years or so, that
technology was being released for indy-film makers and the production 'prosumer' (although quite expensive).
Such programs as Monet, Mo-Key, etc. all had the same ability to eliminate the wiring jigs used to yank, propel or drop an actor from a 10 story
building. Obviously, the viewer doesn't want to see these piano wires attached to their favorite actor/actress, so it's with the use of software
technology that gives that seamless fall from the top of the building to the crash on the street.
Now granted this technology brought to light is being touted in the 'live-feed' world, but let me suggest this. Even segments beings presented as
'live', for the most part will have prerecorded "B-roll" included, which would give more than enough time for a fast rendering machine to 'alter' an
image frame (or series of in 15-30 frames per second). Usually the 'anchor/reporter would be giving a summary of an event then the prerecorded footage
would be included for the "LIVE" broadcast.
At one time a producer associate told me that if it (technology) get's released to the public, that it has already been road-tested in R&D for at
least 6-10 years. And when you think about it, that makes sense, do we honestly believe that the PC speed we have available (publicly) was just
manufactured recently, or had it been developed and tested years ago? Same holds true with software, a lot of it can't get released because of the
necessary 'workhorse' computer power needed that only are generally available in industry and not the public. So one might ask, would the DOD, DOE,
NSA fall into that category of having such equipment?
edit on 29-10-2010 by Wingz because: TYPOS