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Re: 'Rods' - On The Learning Channel

From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:52:32 +0000
Fwd Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 02:29:26 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Rods' - On The Learning Channel

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
>Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 10:30:55 -0500
>Fwd Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 13:05:08 -0500
>Subject: Re: 'Rods' - On The Learning Channel

>>From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
>>Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 11:02:28 +0000
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: 'Rods' - On The Learning Channel

>>>From: Jose Escamilla <rods@rmi.net>
>>>Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:15:46 +0300
>>>Fwd Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 15:57:23 -0500
>>>Subject: 'Rods' - On The Learning Channel>

Previously, Bruce wrote:

<snip of incredible, mind-numbing data>

>Jose says his big test was to use the electronic zoom to zoom in
>on the central section of a 6 ft long section of the ribbon
>(marked by black lines?) from a distance of 100 ft. The angle
>between the 6 ft marker was tan^-1(.06) = 3.4 degrees. His zoom
>may have restricted the field of view even more. At any rate, he
>would get the bolt in only 1 frame.

Hey! I guessed right!<g>

>His test showed overall
>blur...perhaps not surprising. It should be compared with the
>blur of the ribbon image. However, in any case, the motion smear
>of the bolt was only about 1% of its length so any noticeable
>blur was due to the camera/optical system and not the motion.

Hi Bruce,

I could be wrong, but I think Jose implied that he was using the
digital (as opposed to optical) zoom for maximum magnification.
Would such "false" enhancement of the image size affect your

Just curious....

Take care,

Roger Evans

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