Missile Bombing Footage?

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  1. AX338 macrumors regular

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    On the news when you see these precision bombs hitting buildings what is taking the video footage?

    Looking at the angle its always something from up in the air and it seems to be hovering?...ie the video footage isn't being taken by a moving object as all the objects on the ground are not moving.

    Is it a helicopter?...a hovering drone?...a clever bird?

    Just curious!
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Lots of things. We could tell you, but then we would have to... well you know.

    Probably not breaking any rules letting you know that most of what you see picked up by secondary strike a/c with FLIR locked on target for BDA.

    It would literally blow you mind if you know of all the ways we gather HUMINT. Pretty much makes you laugh at every news report you ever hear.
     
  3. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mmmm thanks...but in this example

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHFwq3rCkw

    it says the footage is filmed by the Tornado plane...but isnt that like flying at 500mph+?...the footage shown looks like it is taken by a static camera not a jet wizzzing by?
     
  4. 960design, Sep 24, 2014
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    As I warned, you = 'Mind Blown'.

    Here is a SIM tutorial of what you are seeing, it may explain a little. Things to keep in mind, this tech is 30+ years old. This is a SIM and while very close visually, it is still very far from the real thing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIO3OGNlXJ0
     
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Ever been in a plan flying at 600+mph and watched the scenery float very slowly by? The camera view you see is probably massively zoomed, giving the impression the camera is motionless.
     
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Don't forget to account for height. I suspect the footage is being filmed from a plane that is far higher up than it looks... and that will make the 'apparent' speed seem far less. As a demonstration, hold a ruler horizontally over spot on the table, about 6 inches above the mark. Imagine that is the distance that the plane would travel in x amount of time. The angle that the camera would need to travel through to keep the mark on the table (the target) centred is pretty extremely.

    Now hold that same ruler 6ft (2 metres) above the target - and the camera would barely need to change angles at all, making the plane appear to be travelling much more slowly above the target.

    Putting the surveillance plane high up also keeps it out of the way of the missiles and any ground fire and anti-missile defences.
     
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    The plane might be moving fast, but it's also very far (even though you don't realise it because the zoom factor is huge). Basically it's the same as the "moon following the car" effect. The farther the object, the smaller the relative motion.
     
  9. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    A lot of time planes or helos that are doing the bombing have IR cameras on them that are recording all the time. Could be from that as well.
     
  10. aaronvan Suspended

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    Many times the aircraft dropping the bomb is not the one laser-designating the target (and recording the video.) That's why the ordnance often comes from another direction.
     

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