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Ultra-HD Video of Curiosity Rover’s Landing Is the Best Yet - you are gonna love this!!

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posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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Did anyone else see that thing move across the rocks ? top screen to the right at 1:23, alien?




posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by papazen
Did anyone else see that thing move across the rocks ? top screen to the right at 1:23, alien?
I looked at 1:23 and didn't see anything moving except the spaceship/camera. There is a little distortion around that time due to the motion and the motion smoothing, but I can't imagine what you're looking at that looks like an alien.

Maybe you got some bad data in your download. Try re-downloading the video.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Captain cookie pal good video/find. well make a moon believer out of you yet



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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that curiousity robot has eyes...hahha



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Nice video! Too bad there are people here who can't even read the first paragraph on the linked page to realize that this is a simulation based on the original low res footage. Goes to show the amount of hypocrisy that resides at ATS, people want evidence yet in this case completely ignore or skip over it when it's right there in black & white less than 30 pixels below the video frame explaining that this is a visualization and not actual footage. Anyway, a fun CG rendering of events, thanks for sharing!


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posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Thanks for posting the link for the video. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Regardless of the enhancements that were made to make this video, which I think draws the viewer into the scene, it comes from the original. It is good work and deserving of high merits.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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BAD CGI!



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Wasn't on the link and wasn't on the second link from the first link, and the youtube video showed I believe 5 seconds of landing time while the rest was animated.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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The camera movements reminded me of those weather balloon videos. People put cameras on weather balloons send them up and then retrieve the video after it falls. Search You Tube for weather balloons.

The decent could be just the revers of an ascending weather balloon. Cut just before touch down add some animation and you got a Martian landing.

Cameras and computers can bend reality. The War of the Worlds radio brodcast, is proof that the media enjoys tricking us.

I really want to believe we are on Mars, I just don't trust what they are feeding us. I'm a skeptic about most things this way, afraid to bite, for fear of being disapointed.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by makav3ll1
I still dont understand how that animation looks any bit realistic.


I think we are getting fooled again.
And the line is forming on youtube and ATS can't stop it.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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Brother that was excellent. I have watched it 5 times now and can't get enough. You ROCK!



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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I don't know too much about making videos. But it sounds like all the stuff Cunning did to the video is just made up. Like he made an educated guess about what should be there. Unless you are posting this just for fun, I don't really see the point.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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*waits for typical alien tin foil hat john lear supporter to claim he saw an alien or found alien creatures building soul catchers on the darkside of mars.


awesome video, but too much cgi, it's just eye candy



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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Sounds like he cleaned up the original video so it's not CG perhaps it should be called "computer enhanced" Some will still say fake I mean really where's the Martians!!



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Ahh - this makes sense as the "touchdown" portion which blows dust everywhere didn't seem real to me. Otherwise AWESOME VID!



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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They never state that this is exactly what you'd see if the MARDI cam was shooting full HD in 30fps.

When you have 4fps you can only do so much... that's why it's amazing to see, and yes... it might be educated guessing, but that's good enough when that's the option. Or would you rather have jumpy images like a good ol' CCTV?

Good stuff... atleast let's put a rest on the discussing wether this is real or not.... the material used to generate the rendering was real enough.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by NativeZero
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I don't know too much about making videos. But it sounds like all the stuff Cunning did to the video is just made up. Like he made an educated guess about what should be there. Unless you are posting this just for fun, I don't really see the point.


It's called 'tweening':

Tweening




Basically, if I were making an animation for flash player or something, and I wanted to make, say, an arm on a stick man wave, and I had these pictures to start and finish my animation: " --" and " I " (that's supposed to be a horizontal and vertical state of the stick arm waving
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I could ask the software to 'tween' or extrapolate the missing data. The software would look at my references for start and finish, then would add this frame between them " / ". If I asked the software to add even more frames between the start and finish position, it would make equally spaced, and equally timed differing states of the arm, but it would be a lot smoother than simply " / ".

This is what the maker of the video has done to make the original images supplied by NASA smoother than some of the other animations out there, as well as adding his own sound effects. All of the imagery has been "cleaned" and many of the frames are pure extrapolation made by software (hence the kinda clunky ending), so should not be used for factual or educational purposes, just entertainment.

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posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Wow.. Very nice


Thanks for posting that! Will show it around to family now


Very great schtuff!!

Star for joo!!



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by imnotanother
I have my doubts that this video is authentic.

First, is the fact that this video is made by a film producer. Much like other NASA related videos.

Second, is the sound. Anyone that has any experience with recording audio would know that having a microphone record a vessel entering an atmosphere would produce SOME clipping...but most likely the whole track would be clipping the whole time. Then the quality of the rest of the audio track is incredible. So incredible it had to be added as post production of the film. If not, then NASA needs to go into the recording business.

And Third,
0:15 = Shows the Sun's position on the planet but when the Rover lands, the shadows are cast in an opposite direction. (I may be wrong)
1:28 = Several frames show the landscape shifting or blurring unnaturally to the camera's movements.
1:55 = Terrible animation of dust being blown around during the landing. They appeared to move too rapidly and in focus rather than blurring the camera with a dust cloud/or dust being on the lens.
2:00 = Why did the quality of the video go from amazing quality (like you see in the new SciFi movies) to a blurry Instagram looking effect?

The landscape shot is obviously a single image that is panned around.

2:30 = How did they achieve this shot of the camera while on the planet?


The key to understanding what's happening here is that the maker of this video used genuine video footage from the landing rover. The original footage is only 3 fps, has no sound, and is quite shaky. Here it is: www.youtube.com...

The producer used his expertise to improve the frame-rate and eliminate shaking. This resulted in those shifts and blurring you see sometimes. Sound was added. Sweeping panoramas at the end of the video were created from static images taken by the rover.

Although this video isn't exactly what Curiosity filmed, it is made using genuine footage.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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So if it is NOT the original, then it is now a just an enhanced version of the original?


But what if there was something that was missed in the frames which was originally moving and now due to editing that movement was no longer there? I am referring to something alien of course




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