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UFO captured on P2V+ Video!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 480sparky, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. 480sparky

    Jun 22, 2014
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    Went out this afternoon to take some video of a nearby courthouse that I thought would make an interesting subject. While stopping at a local restaurant afterwards to have dinner and use my laptop to preview the raw video, I happened to glance away from the screen and the same time I thought I saw a 'glitch' in the video.

    So, I stopped the video and backtracked it a couple seconds. Pressed play, and something weird showed up on the right. At first I thought it was a recording error on the part of my bird, but when I was able to pause the video just at the right moment, it wasn't pixelated like I thought it would be. Instead, I saw this brown spot on top of a long, black 'pole'. Just for one frame.


    What the he11?

    So I waited until I got back to my desktop and opened my 'real' video editing software that I discovered what this UFO was.


    Yep,... a bug! It flew up from the base of the courthouse, right smack-dab in front of the lens. Not sure if the props managed to slice & dice it, or whether it just got knocked down by the wash and the effect is a result of the rolling shutter. But it sure did give me pause to start thinking about flying when there's a lot of bugs out. I'm sure some are large enough to bring a bird down by damaging a prop.
  2. Elfman12

    Jun 16, 2014
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    HAha, yeah that's what bugs look like it when they bite the dust. Apparently it's traveling at the same speed at which the sensor is scanning - thus the long "streak".
  3. jadebox

    Nov 20, 2013
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    Oviedo, FL
    That second photo is great. It looks like a still from a cheesy SciFi movie where six-foot tall bugs attacking people. :)

    Your first photo reminds me of the IFBs (Identified Flying Bugs) near Denver a while back.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... sects.html

    -- Roger
  4. LuvMyTJ

    Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2014
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    Live! From New York!
    Made me think of this video by another member here on the forum...

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