Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Deep Impact Films Earth and Moon



Last week NASA released the cool video above of the Moon passing in front of the Earth. Taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft from 31 million miles away. NASA says "Making a video of Earth from so far away helps the search for other life-bearing planets in the Universe by giving insights into how a distant, Earth-like alien world would appear to us". Deep Impact was the spacecraft that sent an impactor into comet Temple 1 July 4 2005. Deep Impact is now on it's way to rendezvous with comet Hartley 2 November 4 2010.


The video below is something I wanted to put together for my one year blogging anniversary but never found the time to do so, well I've finally completed it. It is a compilation of some of my favorite images I've taken over the last year and then some. For the audio track I used Supertramp's song, Lord Is It Mine. No sooner had I posted it, within an hour or so, I got an email from You Tube stating "A You Tube Partner" UMG has claimed some or all audio content in your video "Lord Is It Mine", well unlike the title would suggest I guess it isn't mine, even though I've paid for it a gazillion times over through album, cd and itunes purchases. It also states that the video is still live because UMG has authorized it, that they have a claim on it and they will receive public stats and that viewers may see advertisements on my video's page, hey whatta ya gonna do.

This of course begs the questions, how do you get permissions to upload a copywritten song, and how do you know if it is copywritten in the first place. So many questions, so little time, think I'll stick to easier things like the Cosmos, the last time I looked the Lord hadn't copywritten it.

Anyways I hope you enjoy the video.

35 comments:

Genie said...

Your amazing photography needs no accompaniment. I like them just fine without music! Glad you still get to use the song though.

AWESOME video from Deep Impact. Very surreal.

shirley said...

I just love getting your posts via email!! I'm still dizzy with excitement over it. LOL.

What really sucks though, is that my dial up connection is so frickin slow tonight that I can't watch either one of them.

As for the copyrighted music, you can pretty much figure that if there is a CD, a Video, even an MP3, or any other media for sale with that music on it... it's copyrighted.

I tried once to get a release from Nescafe to use a photograph that my dad had taken back in 1952 of a can of Nescafe.... I couldn't get them to even answer my emails or my letters.

You'd think that if my dad took the picture that he'd have the copyright to the picture, wouldn't you? But no... since Nescafe is trademarked and copyrighted you cannot sell, publish, or market anything with that on it.

You'd also think they'd be delighted to have their product out there in the public eye... but no.

Maybe if you found the MySpace page, or blog, or website of the group whose music you wanted to use for a video... you might be able to make contact that way and ask to use something... I don't know.

Anyway... those are my two cents worth of bla bla bla

Ruth said...

Yeah, what Shirley said. That's ridiculous, too bad you had to go through that.

Yeah, what Genie said too, your photos don't need accompaniment. But I do always like music with videos because it lends some emotion.

Awesome photos!!

Texas Travelers said...

The good new: According to your clear sky chart, you've got almost 1/2 hour of good dark sky tonight. The bad news: high winds.

I'm still enjoying your blog,
Troy

PS: I put my granddaughter's name on the Deep Impact CD. I guess its space dust now.

Bob Johnson said...

Gee thanks genie, that video of Deep Impact is too cool for sure.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Shirley, as far as the copyright thing goes I understand it is a necessary evil, but really your Dads photograph? I would have used it, the spirit of the law, don't think they would come after you, don't think any court would do much about it.

I don't think Roger Hodgson owns the rights anymore to Lord is it mine either, sad, may have to dig up some of my stuff, a friend has some of our recordings from a ways back.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol thanks Ruth, you are right, music does add to the overall production, and in my case it is a song I've lived and felt, was the song I wanted, so sad \m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, thanks Troy, hey I look at the clear sky chart as much as I look at the sky,lol, it's been pretty cloudy here the last little while.

Okay, you've peaked my intrest, your granddaughters name of the impact cd? tell me more.:confused: \m/\m/

Marvin the Martian said...

Nice job! What tool did you use to build your video with?

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks marvin, I used Windows Vista's Movie Maker, I think they have something similar in XP, all you do is click on an image and when it is open you click on the Movie Maker tab, then you can import images and the audio track into the movie time line.

They have all kinds of cool tools in the program, like a fade tool you can place between each image to make the transition look seamless.\m/\m/

Sherer said...

AH EXCELLENT BOB! Very good stuff. I really enjoy the moon pass. Additionally the video was great. Its like all of Bob's stuff rolled into a beautiful video. I really like the moon pledaies (spelling?) and the star cluster shot - i had never seen that one.

jzholloway said...

Excellent videos! loved them both!
Jared

BTW - I have been working on, and posting, some of my older moon shots that I ignored before.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Jesse, that star cluster is my fav M13 in the Hercules constellation, but you probably know that, have you ever seen this cluster through your telescope? It is next to m42 my favorite deep sky object to spot.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Jared, I'll have to take a look at your shots, as I'm a Moon nut,lol.\m/\m/

Drowsey Monkey said...

I agree with genie ... the photography is enough! I love the video...I gotta go add it as a favourite on youtube.

Just gorgeous video bob, love it :)

Will said...

Boy there are lots of nice shots in that video. Great job putting it together.

I wonder if the NASA video is enhanced in any way. Hard to believe it is from so far away and looks like that.

jzholloway said...

Hey Bob, thanks for the comments! I was able to tale some new pics of the moon this morning, and I have posted half of them, and will post the other half later on sometime (after I get some much needed sleep - since it is 4am!) - Jared

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks very much drowsey, I loved putting it together.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Will, smart guy you are, it definitely would have had to been taking through an onboard telescope for sure, I'm just guessing but it would have had to been very high magnification as well, then probably cropped,lol.

Bob Johnson said...

Great Jared, I'll have to take a look, a guy can never take too many pictures of the Moon,lol.\m/

kml said...

What a great video you put together! Don't know which of them I like the best - the moons are beautiful, the suns are gorgeous, but I think I am partial to the auroras. Such a great job with the photography!

jzholloway said...

Thanks man... it seems all I have been doing is taking Moon shots! Especially with the Sun not being so active. I got a lot of good ones this morning, which I have been posting sporadically, and hopefully, by the time the Moon rises high enough - around 2am, the skies will be clear again!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy, I like the Auroras as well, too bad with the low activity of the Sun we haven't had too many of them. :(

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Jared, great shots, I'm assuming you use prime focus to do your imaging.\m/\m/

Swubird said...

Bob:

Two great videos. Watching that video of the moon passing in front of the earth was something our grandfathers surely wouldn't believe.

I watched your video also. Good work. It even brought back memories of mine as I remembered reading all of your posts and seeing all of your great images. It was a pleasure to visit your site every week and learn a little bit about astronomy and what was new on the space exploration scene.

Good work, Bob. You can be proud of the things you did last year. Believe me, a lot of people wasted their year - what a loss.

Happy stargazing.

jzholloway said...

No, I can’t do prime focus with my scope, the focus is too long. I use a scopetronix adapter, with a 32mm eyepiece (its why I can’t get all of the sun in a shot) and extend the tube on the adapter to either get further away or closer in.

The Supplicant said...

Great job Bob! Your self made video was awesome and the choice of music was truly a trip down memory lane for me, wonderful song. Great pick for your composition. The Deep IMpact video is excellent and is quite sobering. Makes you realize how much of a fragile jewel Earth is in this expanse of cold space and how much of a gift God has given man.
Wonderful post Bob.
~JD

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks swubird, it's been an awesome year for me in so many ways, I've met lots of cool people like yourself, great year.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the info on the adapter Jared, I may pick one of those adapters up.\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks and well put JD, the Earth is an amazing gift from God.\m/\m/

Texas Travelers said...

Before they launched the Deep Impact Probe, they invited people to send in their names to be included on a CD to be placed on the impactor. I submitted all of our Family names.

Troy

Texas Travelers said...

I forgot to include a link to information about the names.
Click here.

Let me know what you think.

My e-mail is:
troymullens@charter.net


Troy

Bob Johnson said...

Way to go Troy, what a great idea, to make the people feel like they are a part of something special, like the article says, who wouldn't want to say they had their name on the comet impactor.\m/\m/

Anonymous said...

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I would appreciate if a staff member here at blackholesandastrostuff.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
William

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