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jprewett
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Question on Calib. movies & a suggestion

Post by jprewett »

I've only viewed 130 movies which is just a drip in the ocean that the rest of you have viewed, but I'm having a blast.

Through the first 70 movies I only had about 2 incorrectly ( :D )answered calibration movies, however, in my last session I had 6. :(

My question is: In a total of 130 movies, will I have viewed the same calibration movie(s) more than once?

Some of the calibration movies that I answered incorrectly looked (to me) as possibly going either way.
So my suggestion is: Is there a way to display (maybe if just requested) to review the calibration movie with track pointed out? This helps my learning curve. Not knowing why the "track" identified wasn't one or the track that I missed will cause me to continue making the same mistake.

The "Examples page" shows two tracks (and I still can't identify the one in the large track).

fjgiie
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I'll try to help

Post by fjgiie »

Hi jprewett,

You are supposed to figure all this out yourself. :shock: :lol:
jprewett wrote:The "Examples page" shows two tracks (and I still can't identify the one in the large track).
On the large track example, place your mouse pointer half way down the blue focus bars. Move back from the screen 15 or 20 feet. Take a look. Now do you see it? About three inches long and 1/4 inch wide running from bottom right to top left of the whole movie frame. There is a big black rock at top left at the end.

A better example of a small track is tutorial #11 at the link below.
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... _number=11

Look in the discussion forum for low-angle tracks and many tracks of all kinds.
My question is: In a total of 130 movies, will I have viewed the same calibration movie(s) more than once?
Probably not that quickly, but after viewing many movies, you may see the same one more than one time. :?:

Thanks,

fjgiie

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