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Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating, any format
would be OK.

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Jack Hayes wrote:
> Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating, any format
> would be OK.

Try http://tommyvideo.com/

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> Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating, any
format
> would be OK.
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> Jack
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There is a small spinning globe in a ZIP file on Donald Graft's logo filter
page..
http://neuron2.net/index.html

Don't know if it's big enough or the kind of quality you are after.
 
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"Speed Dialer" <dontyousp@m.org> wrote in message
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> > Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating, any
> format
> > would be OK.
> >
> > Jack
> >
> >
> There is a small spinning globe in a ZIP file on Donald Graft's logo
filter
> page..
> http://neuron2.net/index.html
>
> Don't know if it's big enough or the kind of quality you are after.

There is a website called, I think, Blue Marble, that is run either by or
for NASA. They have a full-motion spinning earth available in HD and
standard resolution AVI (they're very big files). You need to send them an
email to get the download URL, but it's free and, as I recall, there are no
special requirements for who can get it.


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

"This spectacular "blue marble" image is the most detailed true-color image
of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based
observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of
observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a
seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of
our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists,
museums, and the public. Preview images and links to full resolution
versions-up to 21,600 pixels across"

Don't think you can get much better than that. Variety of file formats
available.

Rich


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> "Speed Dialer" <dontyousp@m.org> wrote in message
> news:c6jihj$k4l$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> > > Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating, any
> > format
> > > would be OK.
> > >
> > > Jack
> > >
> > >
> > There is a small spinning globe in a ZIP file on Donald Graft's logo
> filter
> > page..
> > http://neuron2.net/index.html
> >
> > Don't know if it's big enough or the kind of quality you are after.
>
> There is a website called, I think, Blue Marble, that is run either by or
> for NASA. They have a full-motion spinning earth available in HD and
> standard resolution AVI (they're very big files). You need to send them
an
> email to get the download URL, but it's free and, as I recall, there are
no
> special requirements for who can get it.
>
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That's it! Thanks for finding the URL. In addition to the animated
rotating globe, there are excellent still photos at the site, as well as a
flat map. I've created a nice "flyover" video effect with the map by
stitching it end-to-end and then using the "Move" function in Premiere to
create motion. I created a loopable clip that can be used for fly-over
effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue Marble still
photos animated and in action, go to my website at www.ruyitang.com and
click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two Blue Marble
stills and the fly-over effect that I've described above.



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>
> http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/
>
> "This spectacular "blue marble" image is the most detailed true-color
image
> of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based
> observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of
> observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a
> seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile)
of
> our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists,
> museums, and the public. Preview images and links to full resolution
> versions-up to 21,600 pixels across"
>
> Don't think you can get much better than that. Variety of file formats
> available.
>
> Rich
>
>
> "PTRAVEL" <ptravel88-usenet@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> >
> > "Speed Dialer" <dontyousp@m.org> wrote in message
> > news:c6jihj$k4l$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> > > > Does anyone know were I can obtain a video of the earth rotating,
any
> > > format
> > > > would be OK.
> > > >
> > > > Jack
> > > >
> > > >
> > > There is a small spinning globe in a ZIP file on Donald Graft's logo
> > filter
> > > page..
> > > http://neuron2.net/index.html
> > >
> > > Don't know if it's big enough or the kind of quality you are after.
> >
> > There is a website called, I think, Blue Marble, that is run either by
or
> > for NASA. They have a full-motion spinning earth available in HD and
> > standard resolution AVI (they're very big files). You need to send them
> an
> > email to get the download URL, but it's free and, as I recall, there are
> no
> > special requirements for who can get it.
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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> effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue Marble
still
> photos animated and in action, go to my website at www.ruyitang.com
and
> click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two Blue
Marble

Cool effect. Couldn't finish watching the video though, Indian music is
too annoying for me. I also watched the Las Vegas video as my wife and I
are going there to celebrate our anniversary in September. Gonna see our
son as he'll be at Nellis then, hopefully. The video definitely got me
in the mood, I can hear the cha-ching now!

BTW, and I'm not trying to pick nits here, but unless the music on that
video is yours, how can you copyright the video? I also use music in
some of my videos but use it under the Fair Use clause. Just asking,
please don't take offense, as I've been hammered by others for using
music that I didn't compose and/or play myself and I'm pretty ignorant
on the subject of copyright law.
 
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"Morrmar" <morrmar@myway.com-no spam> wrote in message
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> > effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue Marble
> still
> > photos animated and in action, go to my website at www.ruyitang.com
> and
> > click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two Blue
> Marble
>
> Cool effect. Couldn't finish watching the video though, Indian music is
> too annoying for me. I also watched the Las Vegas video as my wife and I
> are going there to celebrate our anniversary in September. Gonna see our
> son as he'll be at Nellis then, hopefully. The video definitely got me
> in the mood, I can hear the cha-ching now!

Here's a tip: the games are all fixed so that the odds favor the casinos. ;)


>
> BTW, and I'm not trying to pick nits here, but unless the music on that
> video is yours, how can you copyright the video?

The music on the videos is either royalty-free purchased music, or, in the
case of the India video, traditional Indian folk songs performed by local
itinerent muscians that I personally recorded on location. I'm an
intellectual property lawyer -- believe me, I'm very careful not infringe
anyone's copyrights.

Incidently, even when a portion of a work infringes another's copyright, it
is still possible to obtain copyright protection in that portion which is
the original, creative work of the author. That, however, isn't a factor
for my videos.


> I also use music in
> some of my videos but use it under the Fair Use clause.

Honestly, I'd be very surprised if using recorded music in your videos would
come within Fair Use. If the videos are strictly for home use then,
perhaps, it would constitute Fair Use -- there is no case law on this to the
best of my knowledge. I can't think of any non-personal application,
however, that would come within Fair Use doctrine.

> Just asking,
> please don't take offense, as I've been hammered by others for using
> music that I didn't compose and/or play myself and I'm pretty ignorant
> on the subject of copyright law.

No problem. I write on this topic on rec.video.product and www.dvinfo.net
all the time. It's an issue and, unfortunately, misunderstood by many
people.

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"Morrmar" <morrmar@myway.com-no spam> wrote in
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>> effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue
>> Marble
> still
>> photos animated and in action, go to my website at
>> www.ruyitang.com
> and
>> click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two
>> Blue
> Marble
>
> Cool effect. Couldn't finish watching the video though, Indian
> music is too annoying for me. I also watched the Las Vegas video
> as my wife and I are going there to celebrate our anniversary in
> September. Gonna see our son as he'll be at Nellis then,
> hopefully. The video definitely got me in the mood, I can hear the
> cha-ching now!
>
> BTW, and I'm not trying to pick nits here, but unless the music on
> that video is yours, how can you copyright the video? I also use
> music in some of my videos but use it under the Fair Use clause.
> Just asking, please don't take offense, as I've been hammered by
> others for using music that I didn't compose and/or play myself
> and I'm pretty ignorant on the subject of copyright law.
>
>

I loved the Indian music, and would have liked to have seen (ie
visually!) more of the band. However, I am an international folk
dancer, so i guess that makes me part of an elite but weird
community :)

Coincidentally, just two days ago I heard a woman from Ukraine on a
local radio broadcast who sang and played what she called an "Indian
harmonium". I believe the musician on the left was playing exactly
that kind of instrument, so now I really know what one is. It's much
better than the idea I got from the dictionary on Saturday. (It's
the keyboard reed organ which the player was pumping with a board.
It's attached to a bellows pump which is invisible in the video.)

Gino


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"Gene E. Bloch" <hamburger@NOT_SPAM.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Morrmar" <morrmar@myway.com-no spam> wrote in
> news:pcxjc.13602$7a5.4028@bignews6.bellsouth.net:
>
> >> effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue
> >> Marble
> > still
> >> photos animated and in action, go to my website at
> >> www.ruyitang.com
> > and
> >> click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two
> >> Blue
> > Marble
> >
> > Cool effect. Couldn't finish watching the video though, Indian
> > music is too annoying for me. I also watched the Las Vegas video
> > as my wife and I are going there to celebrate our anniversary in
> > September. Gonna see our son as he'll be at Nellis then,
> > hopefully. The video definitely got me in the mood, I can hear the
> > cha-ching now!
> >
> > BTW, and I'm not trying to pick nits here, but unless the music on
> > that video is yours, how can you copyright the video? I also use
> > music in some of my videos but use it under the Fair Use clause.
> > Just asking, please don't take offense, as I've been hammered by
> > others for using music that I didn't compose and/or play myself
> > and I'm pretty ignorant on the subject of copyright law.
> >
> >
>
> I loved the Indian music, and would have liked to have seen (ie
> visually!) more of the band. However, I am an international folk
> dancer, so i guess that makes me part of an elite but weird
> community :)

Thanks! There's music throughout the final release video, including a
number of performances by local musicians and dancers. Indian music is
probably an acquired taste, but I've found some of it to be quite enjoyable.
Oddly enough, the song performed by the musicians in the desert sequences if
evidently quite popular in that area, as a number of other groups were doing
the same song.

>
> Coincidentally, just two days ago I heard a woman from Ukraine on a
> local radio broadcast who sang and played what she called an "Indian
> harmonium". I believe the musician on the left was playing exactly
> that kind of instrument, so now I really know what one is. It's much
> better than the idea I got from the dictionary on Saturday. (It's
> the keyboard reed organ which the player was pumping with a board.
> It's attached to a bellows pump which is invisible in the video.)

It's got a very small keyboard attached, probably no more than an octave or
so. I was surprised by this instrument, because the keyboard is clearly a
western invention -- it's well-tempered, i.e. it has the same layout and
tone assignment as western pianos/organs/harpsichords.

>
> Gino
>
>
> --
> Gene E. Bloch (Gino) phone 650.966.8481
> Call me letters find me at domain blochg whose dot is com
>
 
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PTRAVEL wrote:
> That's it! Thanks for finding the URL. In addition to the animated
> rotating globe, there are excellent still photos at the site, as well as a
> flat map. I've created a nice "flyover" video effect with the map by
> stitching it end-to-end and then using the "Move" function in Premiere to
> create motion. I created a loopable clip that can be used for fly-over
> effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue Marble still
> photos animated and in action, go to my website at www.ruyitang.com and
> click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two Blue Marble
> stills and the fly-over effect that I've described above.

OK, how come I just get heiroglyphics when I try your links? How are you
guys getting these clips to come in?

Gary Eickmeier
 
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Gary Eickmeier wrote:
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>
> PTRAVEL wrote:
>
>> That's it! Thanks for finding the URL. In addition to the animated
>> rotating globe, there are excellent still photos at the site, as well
>> as a
>> flat map. I've created a nice "flyover" video effect with the map by
>> stitching it end-to-end and then using the "Move" function in Premiere to
>> create motion. I created a loopable clip that can be used for fly-over
>> effects of any duration. If anyone would like to see some Blue Marble
>> still
>> photos animated and in action, go to my website at www.ruyitang.com and
>> click on the India video. The "Travelers" opening logo uses two Blue
>> Marble
>> stills and the fly-over effect that I've described above.
>
>
> OK, how come I just get heiroglyphics when I try your links? How are you
> guys getting these clips to come in?

I had the same problem. It looks like the MIME information is missing or
incorrect. However, I was able to download the clips and play them in
Windows Media Player. [QuickTime is generally easier for me to play.]

>
> Gary Eickmeier
>