Ultra-HD Video of Curiosity Rover’s Landing Is the Best Yet

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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Okay. I've posted a video similar to this one before, but this one is very wow.

    It's full motion video. I believe the other one was only one image ever 5 seconds. Second, this one is in HD. Finally, this one also has sound! :bow:

    The video isn't Youtube, so you have to click the link to see it.



    Immerse yourself in every eye-popping detail of Curiosity’s harrowing plummet to the Martian surface in this new ultra-high-definition video.

    The painstaking labor of love comes from filmmaker Bard Canning, who spent over a month getting every piece of the video in tip-top shape. Extrapolating the original Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) camera’s low-res four frames-per-second video, Canning boosted it up to 30 frames per second and rendered the footage in 1080p. By adding hundreds of motion-tracking and adjustment points, he was able to create a smoother ride and show off the most interesting features of the Martian surface.

    Link to article and video.
  2. cowboyblue31

    cowboyblue31 Active Member

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    That was awesome! Way cool.
  3. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    I loved it a lot more until I realized the sound was fake and added in post-production :mad:
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Didn't realize / read anything about that. Now that you mention it, I don't recall anyone mentioning anything about a mic on Curiosity. That said, it doesn't mean there isn't one.

    Did you see anything that notated it being fake, or just listen and decide it was fake?
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    this is in the article....

    On top of everything, Canning added something that other Mars descent videos have lacked: sound. Simulating the rover’s booming entry from space into the high atmosphere and then the quieter whooshing winds of Mars as it was lowered on its supersonic parachute really adds to the realism of the video.

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