[TCML] Latest TC results, and one strange one....
deano at deanostoybox.com
Tue Nov 24 10:32:42 MST 2009
On Monday 23 November 2009 01:41:22 pm Peter Baitz wrote:
> Two things - first is the latest results of my ever-modifying TC. Second
> thing is a mystery spark I'd ask you all to take a peak at and see what it
> could be?
As others have suggested, you are probably seeing an artifact of the digital
video camera. In the still shot marked "2" the ghost streamer is apparently
floating in air and does not seem to have a starting point. Unless this
phenomena can be seen with the naked eye, I am pretty confident this is what is
For an example of a similar artifact see:
scroll down the list of movies to the last one, "night vision medicine coil" and
you will see a line of white dots moving up and down above the bright spot
whenever the camera sees the spark gap. The owners manual for the camera states
that if a vertical band appears when recording candlelight or electric light in
the dark it is because the contrast between the subject and the background is
too high. This is not a malfunction. It also says if a vertical band appears
when recording a bright subject that this is called the "smear effect" and is
not a malfunction.
I apologize for the very poor quality of this video, it is the first, last, and
only time I played with my new video camera and I have a lot to learn about its
operation. Also if anyone is on a Linux box and has the latest version of flash
player installed, there may be a bug in the flash player that makes it not want
to work right in response to left button clicks. If you can ever get into full
screen mode, it works as expected. I will be looking into upgrading the player
on the site.
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