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Old October 5th, 2003, 08:09 AM   #1
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I need a short animated clip with a globe rotating/moving in space. Anyone who knows where to buy such a clip in PAL (Quicktime mov).?
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Old October 5th, 2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old October 5th, 2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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Check out this free real time 3D space simulation.
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
It's similar to a planetarium.
I wouldn't know how to record the spining globe but you're probably more computer savy than I am.
Once you download it, run the demo under help.
Sit back and enjoy.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 11:58 AM   #4
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Real Earth Rotation

Check this site out

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/

The QT and MPEG versions you can download have some weird-ass stuttering problems and are not usable. However, if you contact the person directly, they will let you have access to their FTP site for a much larger and supposedly cleaner version of the earth rotation. I haven't had the time to do it myself, so I don't know if the weird-ass stutter shows up in their "large" version or not.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 04:37 PM   #5
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I've used the Blue Marble stuff mentioned by Stephen with great success. If you go to www.ruyitang.com and click on the India video, you'll see an opening sequence that I created using the Nasa stuff. The two globes are stills from the site. The moving earth beneath them was created using a still from the site, panning across it using the Motion filter in Premiere, carefully looping the end result and then applying some Gaussian blur. If you want just a pure, rotating earth in space, instead of downloading the one on the Blue Marble site, send in an email request for the uncompressed video. They'll email you back with a url where you can download it. It takes a couple of days to get the email response back, and then quite a while to downloadm the file, but it's worth it -- very good resolution and no stuttering at all.
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