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elainekeefe
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Incorrect calibration movie?

Post by elainekeefe »

I believe this may be an incorrect or poorly designed positive calibration movie. Looks like a track, but the background doesn't move. I believe I've clicked bad focus on this twice in the last 10 minutes.

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... rds=?-1,-1

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Bad focus bar on calibration movie

Post by Star Gezzer »

That is the same one I reported before.
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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:25 pm Post subject: Bad focus bar

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The movie is a calibration movie. It has come up three or four times and the track is in focus when it loads but the focus bar does not work. You can see the entry track even and counts as a point if you click on it. Focus bar is bad!

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Bad calibration movies

Post by Star Gezzer »

There are two other bad calibration movies. I do not have link to one of them but both of them give an incorrect when you click on the track. Here is one of them.

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =4913826V1

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Post by jsmaje »

Stargezzer's just got there before me, but for what it's worth:

Elaine, I agree that 8905024V1 is a positive CM *, and that the background doesn't change throughout the focus range - well, maybe a tiny bit.

In fact, I've noticed that ever since all the grossly-pixellated and 3-times-compressed jpeg +ve CMs have now been withdrawn, there has been a commensurate increase in 2-times-compressed +ve CMs (like all the -ve CMs always have been, and still a give-away), but painted onto some occasionally rather dubious backgrounds, like yours.
I've seen several CMs lately whose first frames are clearly already below-surface, which in any other circumstances should be classified 'Bad Focus', and have at least twice lost a mark designating them as such.

So, a cunning plan to keep us on our toes, or what...?

[* just in case anyone else hasn't yet realized (since we've been regularly told otherwise) it seems you can, as here, post any CM by using this: http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... e=xxxxxxxx ]
Last edited by jsmaje on Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Incorrect calibration movie?

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elainekeefe wrote:I believe this may be an incorrect or poorly designed positive calibration movie. Looks like a track, but the background doesn't move. I believe I've clicked bad focus on this twice in the last 10 minutes.

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... rds=?-1,-1
Seems to me that I remember when that focus movie was a real movie and it focused fine. I wonder if some movies just "go bad". On these positive CMs I always follow The First Rule of Dusting.
1. When dusting and you see a track click on it.

The CMs that bother me are the negative CMs that have the same focus trouble and do not seem to move when you work the focus bar. I also click "no track" on them because I remember them from before.

(And by the way, that URL with the xxxxxxxx movie number brings up a movie at the VM and you do not reach this page via an unusual route.) :)

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Post by elainekeefe »

Star Gezzer, so sorry I repeated your post. That's the second time I've done that. I have to learn to look more carefully! I'm surprised that the second movie you listed is a faulty CM. Looks perfectly normal to me! Thanks for the tips. :oops:

jsmaje, I agree that some of the new CM's are a bit off. Perhaps they should add a "bad focus" category, since that seems to be the case in a few of them. I remember someone stated a while back that there were no bad focus CM's. That certainly is no longer true. We are trained to click "bad focus" when the surface is either too high or too low, blurred, or stationary, and then they go and make CM's with the same features! They most definitely are trying to confuse us! :?

On second thought, do you suppose what they are trying to tell us is, if we see what we think is a track, click on it even if the focus is bad?

And fjgiie, you actually remember that movie? LOL! Was the track still there? Was it potentially a real one? :lol:

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Re: Incorrect calibration movie?

Post by bmendez »

elainekeefe wrote:I believe this may be an incorrect or poorly designed positive calibration movie. Looks like a track, but the background doesn't move. I believe I've clicked bad focus on this twice in the last 10 minutes.

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... rds=?-1,-1
Hi Elaine,

Yes, that frame does appear to have a dubbed track on a dubious background. Thank you for telling us about these. We'll fix them as best we can.

Please remember that there is already a thread for problems such as these: http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... php?t=1094

Thanks,
-Bryan
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