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This is an interview I did a few months ago. It was briefly discussed on Twitter, but I never got around to publishing it here. Of interest mostly to ATFLIR nerds, Jeremy was willing to get into some depth, but ultimately there were no great revelations. Still, useful context, and interested people might find something that helps.
One thing Jeremy mentioned is that the amount of glare might indicate the camera focus was slightly off.
Mick West 13:31
Yeah. I don't think anyone said that, like set the light fairly early on in the discussion, like saying it was like, a sense error. We I think everyone kind of agrees that this, what we're looking at here is a real object. The dispute is really is is this the actual shape of the object? Is it some kind of sausage shaped object? Or is the saucer shape? The shape of the glare? From the from the whatever it is the heat source the engines?
Jeremy Snow 14:00
Yeah, this one's a little odd, because you've seen images of where, yeah, it's been focused in on a jet and you can actually see it pretty clear. So I'm kind of thinking that for one, maybe they're not focused in very well. So there is a focal length in there. And this may not be set, but unfortunately, they did like the Declutter. So you can't see the focus values which would be kind of like on the on the left side
Mick West 15:26
So you're saying the gimbal video then might be a little bit out of focus, which might accentuate the, the size of this the glare?
Jeremy Snow 15:37
Mick West 15:38
yeah. If it is a glare?
Jeremy Snow 15:40
Yeah, if it if it is glare