Original Flir1, Gimbal, and Go Fast UFO "Raw" Video Files

Mick West

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Via an anonymous source, here are the "original" versions of the three "UFO" videos that To The Stars Academy says have been cleared for public release by the Department of Defense.

It's hard to say exactly how "original" they are, however they seem to be at least one generation better than all the versions released so far, in that they don't have captions overlaid. However, it's also possible that these are different versions of a common ancestor file, and not a direct ancestor of the released files.

The files are:

flir1_981.mp4 - The "Nimitz / Tic-Tac" video 352x262, 432 Kbps
gimble_vid..._492.mp4 - The "Gimbal" video with the visual rotation of a hot object
gofast..._737.mp4 - The "Go Fast" video of a cooler object with fast apparent motion

The Flir1 video seems similar to the old leaked f4-2007 file. But it's at a lower bitrate, and slightly higher vertical resolution, which seems to be blank lines.

The Gimbal and GoFast files though are of lower resolution than the published files. As far as I can tell, the published files are simply upscaled, which adds a layer of blurriness. Here's a comparison
Metabunk 2019-07-03 08-57-17.jpg

Then scaled up. The gimble_vid..._492 is on the right.
Metabunk 2019-07-03 08-58-29.jpg

While it might seem like the lower resolution file is worse, if the higher resolution file is just upscaled and re-encoded, then it loses information.

Here's YouTube versions of the above, uploaded in original resolution

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7K5LafDF8

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCt837R2Sbs

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4hQTFVU8wE
 

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Mick West

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The question from seeing the disc packages:
Where is video no. 4?
I think that could be simply a dump of data, not four different videos. A CD can hold 700MB though, and the files in total were only about 22MB total, so if that's all there was then they would very easily have fitted on one disk.
 

igoddard

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With this superior copy it's easy to see rotation in the sky noise matching rotation of the target.

And I also just noticed that the horizon-line marked by the top edge of the clouds also slightly rotates with target rotation. That horizon-line rotation occurs from frame 5314A to 5317A. Somehow that escaped my notice before. Perhaps an increment of imperfection in the derotation mechanism?
 

Tom Mellett

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Mick, so the Nimitz TicTac video has no sound? When was it added?

But I really want to ask you about the gimble video because the TTSA faithful on their Facebook group are adamant about you failing to account for the small round light object (OK, glowing orb) that is slowly traversing from the upper left corner to the top center by the end of the 35 seconds. Reminds me of playing the ancient Atari Pong game.

The point that the TTSA faithful make is that when the pilot says: "There's a whole fleet of them. Look at the ASA!", he is acknowledging that one of the fleet is that glowing orb in the upper left and that there are many more out there beyond the reach of the camera.
 

Mick West

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But I really want to ask you about the gimble video because the TTSA faithful on their Facebook group are adamant about you failing to account for the small round light object (OK, glowing orb) that is slowly traversing from the upper left corner to the top center by the end of the 35 seconds. Reminds me of playing the ancient Atari Pong game.
This thing?
Metabunk 2019-07-03 14-29-22.jpg

It's part of the HUD. It's a visual cue of the heading of the target. Watch it in the Go Fast video.
 

Tom Mellett

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This thing?

It's part of the HUD. It's a visual cue of the heading of the target. Watch it in the Go Fast video.
Thanks, Mick! So it's not part of the Starfleet ready to invade us on Independence Day (which just happens to be today!)? What a bummer! So many members of the Tom deLonge Hardware Saucer Cult will not be amused, and will draw up yet another Bill of Indictment against you!
 
Given the USN has now acknowledged these videos and the fact that they're now in the public domain it would be nice of them to release the original version of FLIR1 i.e. non degraded, if they have it, but I doubt they will.
 

DocPosey

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[...] a month after these UFO videos went public the navy released a patent illustrating how a oval or round shaped craft and also a triangle shaped craft could operate using an inertial mass reduction device..like someone said if this was a truly an unknown craft operating in an active training area the CO would not have sent out fighters with 0 weapons loadout..trust me... I was in the Navy.. Everyone would be in route ready to deter a spy craft...sounds to me like they were just testing and calibrating their new radar equipment that had recently been installed on the USS Princeton so we dont accidentally shoot at our own craft or very least be distracted by it.not to mention airports are supposed to start updating their radars to the same type system so they wouldnt want airports reporting UFOs constantly when their just our own classified craft..but after releasing the patents and the navy personally vouching for the operability of those craft...sounds like the govt wants every country's leaders to know we have these technologies and highly doubt these patents are truly accurate..sounds to me like disinformation to keep our adversaries spinning their wheels. Not saying life doesnt exist else where in the universe...but these are definitely ours....what do you think?
 
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jackfrostvc

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Pretty sure in the Gimbal video they talk about L+S as per below.
Hard to tell clearly, but sounds like they say something like "Is that on L and S though"
Anyone know what L+S is?

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deirdre

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Pretty sure in the Gimbal video they talk about L+S as per below.
Hard to tell clearly, but sounds like they say something like "Is that on L and S though"
Anyone know what L+S is?

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There are threads on the individual TTSA 'events' released. the L&S on the Gimbal thread is first discussed on page 2.
https://www.metabunk.org/threads/ny...ncounter-with-unknown-object.9333/post-216580

you can also Google "radar L&S" and I see links explaining the meaning too. I don't want to link here as your question is off topic for this thread.
 
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