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Re: Edwards attacks Mexican Footage

From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:36:53 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:16:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Edwards attacks Mexican Footage

>Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 11:05:03 -0700
>From: jared@valuserve.com (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared)
>To: Updates <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Edwards attacks Mexican Footage

Much snipped for brevity:

> Now, here is how I
>think the Mexico UFO video could have been produced:   1. Take the
>video footage of Mexico City with the apartment buildings in the
>foreground. 2. Place that footage into a high-powered state of the art
>computer game graphics program. 3. Immerse/insert the ufo into the
>Mexico City scene. 4. Code the graphics program to make the UFO
>"move". 5. Directly from the computer, copy the now UFO animated scene
>onto a videotape. 6. Take the tape and play it on a tv. 7. Use a
>camcorder and record the footage directly off the screen of the tv
>monitor. And, voila! You have a genuine "UFO video" which would show
>NO electronic, technical, or graphics discrepancies under subsequent
>analysis! That is why the Mexico City video has shown no

I don't know who Liz Edwards is or what her credentials are.  She
does not really say anywhere in this lengthy post just exactly
what she did in analyzing the images.  She used her own programs,
and apparently some commercial ones, but does not identify which
ones, or what she did with them.  This makes me suspicious.  A
real researcher will identify which computer programs he/she
used, and just what was done with them.  This is all very vague.

Now, as to how the video could have been made, I think she is on
target except for the part about shooting with a video camera
from a TV screen. Having tried shooting video off a TV screen, I
have to say that this is no simple prospect.  The cycling of the
video camera and the TV set must be synchronized or you get
banding.  TV stations get around this when showing TV sets on
camera with something called genlock, which synchronizes the two.
But I know of no way to do this with an ordinary video camera.
And I don't see why this extra step would be needed, anyway.

Don't get me wrong.  I think the Mexico City video is most likely
a fake, but I see no proof of that in this post.

Bob Shell

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