If i could add my two cents.
I've been a member her for a long time so i've seen my share of hoax videos whether it be of ghosts, aliens or gnomes.
No matter how well executed a hoax video is it can NEVER be genuine. Meaning it will always be missing SOMETHING.
There are basic things i look for when the CGI is indiscernible from reality.
A. Reaction of the camera man and others in the video.
Does what the camera man and others say in the video match up with what is being seen on the video?
Is the camera focusing on what it should be focusing on?
Does the camera man zoom out and in at the perfect time?
Does the camera man have inhumanly spectacular reaction time?
B. Locations matching up with the time stamp on the camera, stars the sun and weather in the alleged area.
It's really easy to identify celestial objects if the location and time are known. A good way of ruling out mis-identifications of basic things like
satellites and stars. It's also a good way of spotting a fake that uses a fake backdrop or computer generated scenery. Lunar phases stars etc. will
typically not match up.
C. Audio/Visual and physical anomalies.
Audio splitting; a video mysteriously having no audio or borrowed audio(sampling); parallax issues, mirroring issues, lighting problems, physics
problems (example: sound moving faster than it should) etc. These things are some times the hardest to spot, but once identified prove video
Although visually your example video is very impressive and well done; if you scrutinize it using the 3 steps i typically use . . .
Sure signs of a hoax
Camera man has ESP. (Zooms out right before the light flies up.)
Camera man pans up and follows the UFO as it ascends nearly as perfectly as he possibly could have.
Camera man continues to look at the dome instead of up in the sky after the UFO flies off.
City lights are all immobile
No cars or movement of any kind except for that of the UFO
Lights not flickering
People need to be on their toes because CGI's are getting much better. As a result, nearly all video evidence will never be considered conclusive
proof of anything ever again. We'll have inconclusive videos
and hoax videos
But some things, like i said, can not be faked and those are the things we have to look for.
edit on 2/14/2011 by JPhish because: (no reason