Bouncing blue spot at the bottom of a short video - why is it there?

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  1. Brawdy14 macrumors member

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    Hi folks

    I filmed a short video with an iPhone SE during very blustery weather a few days ago. I put it on YouTube, here:-



    Can anyone here tell me what may have caused the small, pale blue, bouncing ball which appears about halfway through?
     
  2. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    That is a lens flare, light refracted in a dirt spot on the lens, thus it moves in the opposite direction of where the sun is moving.
     
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    Thank you for your thoughts on this. I'm not sure what you mean by "the sun is moving" - the sun barely moved in the sky as I panned from west to east.:confused:
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Hmm...never seen flare like that.

    It did in relation to your camcorder.
     
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    Me too, but the shape is reminding me of one. And since the lens elements are so small in an iPhone, that was my only thought, especially since it was moving like one in relation to the sun and lens.

    There are even some tutorials out there to recreate that, in order to make your footage more hip, since there is no mFlare 2 for iPhone out yet.
     
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    I've never seen ANYTHING like it before.

    That's the first time I've 'heard' someone refer to an iPhone as a "camcorder"! ;)
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, my bad. :D:D:D
     
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    Ha! Now you sound like a usasian! ;)

    Truth be told, I've still got one somewhere around! Rather gives away our age, Dave! :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, I've got two. Just upgraded from a miniDV to a AVCHD. :D
     
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    That sounds impressive! :rolleyes: I'm no photographer or film-maker; I just strolled down to the sea at around high tide and caught the moment!

    What did you think about the quality of my video, taken on such a blustery day with an iPhone? It was really hard to hold the camera fairly stable. Someone has suggested to me that there's some kind of stabilisation built in to the iPhone SE but I've no knowledge of that.
     
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