Apollo HD
July 17, 2009 6:01 AM   Subscribe

Where on the internets can I find HD raw footage of the Apollo programme? (for free)

...particularly footage of the LM leaving the CSM.

There's plenty of video around but it all seems to be low res, low quality tape transfer.
posted by run"monty to Science & Nature (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If the footage exists, it will be in the When We Left Earth series.
posted by smackfu at 6:07 AM on July 17, 2009

Response by poster: In specific, I was looking for raw footage that could be downloaded.
posted by run"monty at 6:12 AM on July 17, 2009

Googling "apollo video lm csm" reveals several hits. The first one if an .ogg file of the Apollo 15 CSM moving away from the LM.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:45 AM on July 17, 2009

Best answer: You can find some bits and pieces here; I haven't watched it myself. It says there is HD footage coming in September.
posted by starman at 7:04 AM on July 17, 2009

Never mind, I think it's just a comparison of the before and after for the restoration.
posted by starman at 7:08 AM on July 17, 2009

Sorry for the triple post. The first and last sections of video indeed have highlights in HD.
posted by starman at 7:12 AM on July 17, 2009

NASA accidentally erased the original tapes and is in the process of restoring footage recorded from television broadcasts.
posted by smitt at 7:46 AM on July 17, 2009

Response by poster: Yes, video was shot but so was several miles worth of 16mm. The footage of the LM leaving the CSM was shot by the Data Acquisition Camera, which I believe was loaded with 16mm.

I know HD transfers of this footage exist because I've seen plenty of it recently. I assumed it might be available from NASA's site, but I've yet to find it.
posted by run"monty at 7:55 AM on July 17, 2009

Is this the page you were looking for?
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:43 AM on July 17, 2009

Response by poster: It must have been Friday madness. God knows where I saw the HD telecine, if I did at all.
posted by run"monty at 12:21 PM on July 18, 2009

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