$50K for a video service to see ghosts, or should I say more rightly, anomalies that people will say are ghosts.
The creator of a new Hidden Intelligence Tracking (HIT) technology is seeking crowdfunding under the auspices of helping users capture video proof that they are actually seeing ghosts, or other paranormal activity.
HIT creator Joe DiMare said with their image enhancing technology, anyone can shoot a 30-second video and submit it to have minor changes in light and motion amplified to reveal evidence of the paranormal. DiMare has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $49,999 by August 5 to speed the video rendering process and expand other computer capabilities so that more videos can be processed quicker.
The technology is being targeted at videographers, private detectives, students, educators, and anyone interested in “seeing a greater truth.” DiMare said HIT utilizes the same techniques that astronomers use to discover new planets, but the rendering process for one short video requires an entire computer’s capabilities for several days. The crowdfunding campaign will help create a rendering cluster so that multiple videos can be rendered simultaneously.
I won’t even address the fact that no video is “proof of ghosts”. That’s not how knowledge works. Regardless, this fundraiser just sounds completely ridiculous. What does he mean by amplified video? Amplify just means to make something stronger and larger. It’s easy to do with sound, all you need is a microphone. When you manipulate regular sound recording at so-called paranormal locations, you get EVPs (what they call electronic voice phenomena which again is just anomalies with several possible explanations, NOT GHOSTS).
We currently have easy access to HD cameras therefore, it appears he means to add visual noise which then is left up to interpretation. And you can guess what the default explanation is — PARANORMAL.
The technique is used by astronomers to discover planets? Astronomers have discovered new planets and even galaxies with the Hubble telescope with one VERY simple technique that you can already do with your camera. Long exposure time allows the lens pull in more light. With telescopes, the longer the exposure time, the brighter the image is. When you use the same long exposure time trick with video, you’ll likely just get blurry video. It’s not making any sense.
This is what he claims to do with this new technology:
This looks like filter effects on some video and/or photo editing software. You can easily get these same results in Photoshop or even using filters on Instagram!
One of the more dumbest quotes comes at the end: “With our Ghost Guarantee, we promise to find a ghost on your video if you follow our instruction video.” Ghost Guarantee. HE RENDERS THE VIDEO! Nuff said!
Is this a joke? Because only incredibly gullible people will see any merit in this absurd idea.
Radford contacted DiMare and found exactly what we suspected:
[T]he program simply amplifies both signal and noise in the video, which in turn amplifies existing video artifacts and creates new ones. DiMare’s “ghost-hunting” technology is essentially putting back in the very noise and image distortions that the camera technology has worked to correct and filter out of the image in the first place. When closely examined, some of those video glitches and anomalies may resemble human or other figures, by random chance.