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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?

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    The AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sent out a Temporary Flight Restriction notification email to its San Diego area members today. The FAA's TFR is for a "VIP" visit to San Diego tomorrow. It's in effect from 11:00am to 3:15pm. Three sets of coordinates are given and based on those locations it seems pretty clear that Air Force One will be flying into Miramar Marine Air Station and Trump will be visiting the Otay Mesa border area (visiting his border wall prototypes, which has already been announced on the news). Drones aren't permitted to fly within 7 miles of those two areas during the TFR time frame. The TFR is from the ground to 17,999 feet.

    The third set of coordinates is for Gillespie Field, a small airport in El Cajon. The TFR's radius for Gillespie is 13 miles. Our home is about 7 miles from Gillespie so I'm grounded from 11:00am to 3:15pm.

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    I meant 2:15...

    #DJI announces a new feature called Responder Mode, for First Responders...
     
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    DJI: 73k commercial drone pilots in the US, 54k piloting DJI platforms...
    DJI introduces the Zenmuse XT2 dual sensor.
    The XT2 has been announced with FLIR MSX Technology, auto-lock to highest temp reading as well as temp alarms...#DJI
     
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    No consumer news.
     
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