Got some very revealing comparison video footage between the TZ10 and HX5v cameras today.
I will mention first, however, that my day was completely ruined when I was approached by two armed police officers on bicycles who proceeded to violate my rights by detaining, interrogating, requiring that I identify, Name, DOB, and address.
So what was for a while a very interesting creative project, turned into a personally violational experience for me. All I could think about after having been detained by the police officers was my personal violation, and disgust with the situation. Completely squelched and truncated my further creative impulses to drive on with the project.
Now that was my personal feelings, which I currently still feel inside, and quite frankly will be writing a complaint to the appropriate persons, news entities, and constitutional rights advocacy groups, regarding the incident.
Basically, because I looked like I new what I was doing with my cameras, was why the felt prompted to approach, and do what they did. they did say the did receive serveral complaints from ??, after having to ask them two or three times (your asking what complaints?) about me.
Well, if anyone has taking pictures in a public place, you know how people can get. But when someone, who basically just on impulse, can perhaps complain, or just dial 911 and say hey, there is this guy taking pictures, in a public park mind you, and where that simple information is enough for the police to approach me, well, there is something very wrong with that.
So, now, when I reach for my camera to engage in creative activity, I have flash-backs of today, and the threat of being arrested, or coerced, humilitated in public (by being surrounded by cops as If I did something wrong), etc., that is how I feel now, and what many photographers probably feel if they have taken enough photographs in their lives.
And what about the security surveilance cameras probably covering the area anyway, well, this was a definite rattling experience that is not over yet. I intend to pursue this matter as best I can, just think of all the people that are harassed like I was and who just shrugged it off.
I just can't stop the thoughts of personally being violated today from racing through my mind. I now have to carry those feelings with me into the night video surveys I'll be doing shortly after posting this post.
So let me put those personal feelings aside, and get back to the comparison footage I took today.
Well, the TZ10 totally has the light streaks as you will see. And the Sony, did not. In fact the Sony had the customary lens flare reaction at times when the sun was really in the shot, but that is expected. Where the TZ10 completely put a white streak from the top of the frame, to the bottom.
Bot cameras were shot using their automatic or intelligent modes to avoid any in camera alternations which may lead to operator bias.
I'm recharging the batteries right now, and will venture off to some night spot locations prone with bright lights, most likely around downtown atlanta, GA.
The night time video surveys should really be intersting, just think of all those car headlights.
I did confirm that the white streaks did not appear in the photographic version of the scene that when videoing, would produce the light streaks. That was interesting. That suggests the actual censor can at least receive the information without the streaks, so somewhere in the video recording process, either in the encoding, or what not, is where the streaks are allowed to fester.
Okay then, I'm waiting for the batteries to recharge so I can head on out.
I already find my thoughts as to how to decide which locations will produce the good testing results for the project, are being interupted with the thoughts, and fears that come from the apprehension of feeling that I will again be approached by police officers, who will the proceed to interrogate me, taunt me, make me feel as if I am doing something wrong for simply having a camera in my hand.
You would think in this day and age this type of harrassment would be uncommon, but after today's experience, it is not.
I'm not sure how I'll go about compiling the video comparision views, if I create a video out of the original footage, I'll have to render it, and I suppose that may disrupt the integrity of the video survey of the results. Or perhaps not. I do not intend on adding any enhancement effects to the final video, and I am curious if the mere rendering of the original video will alter the light streaks in the TZ10 footage.
I'll make a determination after rendering some clips. My guess is, and after seeing the degree of light streaks which are produced on the recorded video, that any rendering of the original footage will not distort the actual recorded results. If so, then I'll simply upload.
In any case, I believe the video will already be re-rendered by youtube or vimeo, so any re-rendering is perhaps inevitable.