posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:13 AM
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by bhornbuckle75
So because MANY videos might be Cgi, we should dismiss ALL videos??
That makes no sense my friend.
Yes, its getting harder to spot the fake from the authentic, however, it should not discourage us. If we adopt this type of thinking, all videos and
pics will be straight out dismissed, because we think its fake even before we watched it.
edit on 12-4-2012 by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep because: (no reason given)
No, I'm not necessarily saying they should ALL be dismissed.....Simply that they in and of themselves should not be considered as valid evidence
They could be considered genuine evidence if they meet certain criteria, of course.....
For instance if there are multiple witnesses, all of which can be verified, Perhaps even with multiple footage from various sources of the same
event, and it has been ruled out that all these sources of footage are all not from some group of people that are all in on the hoax together (which
in and of itself could be difficult to ascertain the truth of)....If such a situation comes about, then it would be a bit easier to accept the
Another possible situation could be that some footage comes from a source that is considered to be basically trustworthy for one reason or
another....For instance footage coming from NASA, or the military would be less likely to be an outright hoax....It could be argued that it would not
be in the best interest of such organizations to hoax UFO footage...(which would not mean, of course that such footage could not be normal things
simply misunderstood by the public, such as ice crystals and such)
There is a possibility that footage could also be verified as genuine if a computer video expert who is not biased (this is extremely important) can
somehow analyze a clip in such a way as to tell beyond a shadow of a doubt that the clip was not created digitally. (I'm not sure how easy such a
thing would be.....In fact if the hoaxer is as skilled as the expert examining the footage, then it may well be impossible)
There was a time when I could go by instinct.....Simply from my experience with video/film production and say "Yes that looks genuine" or "no that
looks CGI'ed".....And while I still see many videos that I can quickly point as bad CGI, I no longer feel confident saying any video "looks genuine".
The CGI has simply gotten to the point where it's too good, if a skilled hoaxer is creating it.
edit on 12-4-2012 by bhornbuckle75 because: Added something