Venera-13/14 Videos

All images from the Soviet "Venera 13" and "Venera 14" probes presented as video sequences. In reality the total length of each sequence was about 2 hours. Camera #1 on each probe took the full-width (120 deg) frames through a clear filter while the partial (40 deg) ones were taken sequentially through a red, a green and a blue filter. Camera #2 took only the full-width frames through the four filters (clear, red, green, blue). In Venera-13 I have omitted the blue filter frames because in the source I used (seemingly the only full source available on the web) they looked completely black. The black and white speckles are the transmission noise. Please note that the camera wasn't a usual photo camera but an optical-mechanical device, identical to the one used in flatbed scanners, and rotation of the scanning head was pretty slow, therefore any fast-moving object (if any) should look greatly distorted.

Venera-13 (camera 1)

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Venera-13 (camera 2)

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Venera-14 (camera 1)

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Venera-14 (camera 2)

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The source images were converted into a modern PC-readable format by Don. P. Mitchell (www.mentallandscape.com) and the copyright seemingly belongs to him, if someone is able to help me to contact him to ask for a usage permission I would be grateful. My e-mail: efenstor@efenstor.net

Source images copyight © Don. P. Mitchell (www.mentallandscape.com)
Videos copyleft © 2012 Andrey A. Pivovarov. No rights reserved.