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Drone / Heli photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Sam Posten, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Mark Booth

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    So, how many of you saw this on your local news? Video of a drone supposedly flying dangerously close to a passenger airliner landing in Las Vegas.



    Well, it is FAKE. It's CGI from a video game. The video game has a feature offering a "drone view" of the game's (relatively) realistic landscapes. The person that created the video apparently added some overlays to make the video look more realistic. He/she succeeded in fooling a bunch of people, apparently including some FAA officials (they are supposedly investigating). Not to mention a bunch of TV news people.

    The moment I saw the video I immediately suspected it was fake. Why? Because if my drone shot video that was that horrible in quality I would return the drone for a refund. Anyway, here's some proof (click image for larger version):

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    Still frame from faked video on the left, Google Earth satellite view of same area on the right.

    What happened to all of the swimming pools?

    Mark
     
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