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Originally posted by Foxe
Understand this video will be at 10 frames per second. Most media is shown at 23.98 fps, though some is shot in and shown at 30fps as standard.
Video = series a photos. That is all it is. 10 fps = 10 photos per second.
Originally posted by Phage
The mastcam will provide HD (1280 x 720) video at 6 fps. Not spectacular but that's a lot of imagery.
Probably more interesting to most people is the fact that it will be providing "true color" imagery, not greyscaled images through different filters which need to be diddled with to produce a color image.
edit on 8/4/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
A 29$ cell phone has a color camera on it. Why would they still be using a b/w camera? You can always convert a color image to b/w. It is just ridiculous. This little mission has cost us BILLIONS. They images should be in 3D, color, and in HD.
I have doubts about a true live feed though.
So it takes some 48 hours for images to make it to Earth?
Originally posted by alienreality
I'll bet the vid camera is rolling all the time
They have a history of not much appreciating having to give anything out to the public except what they have to, to get people off their backs..