Jan 19, 2008

Chapter 3 – Video Diary (HQ)

***UPDATE***: Added more screenshots and transcript from the video.

Here is the third video diary in high quality.



Thanks to Dudu Maroja for the following transcript:


Here are some interesting screenshots from the video:
(Click to enlarge)
1) Braille in the top-right corner



1.1) There are many possibilities for conversion, but using the simplest one (symbol - letter) except for the first symbol you get: "with d x i h a d f j i". It may be anagram which is the password for the steg picture. If you find something useful post it as a comment.



2) A figure of a man?



3) A figure of a woman?



4) White figure?



4.1) Thanks to Opium, who inverted the colors, played with the pieces and got the picture of James Clerk Maxwell



5) Sam in red (carpe diem = a red pic me)




Please post your opinions in the comments.

35 comments:

helohe said...

There is a frame with Braille in it. Here is a screen: http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blindenschriftum0.jpg

Vanessa said...
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adam_is_lost said...

Dude you beat me to it. but i have the letters

its: "wdxihadfj" or "withdxihadfji" i have two because i cant make out the first braille sign

this could be the password

Vanessa said...
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adam_is_lost said...

sorry first one is "wdxihadfji" and second is "withdxihadfji"

Congested said...

didn't work as the pass for me :s

Dudu Maroja said...

Video Caption
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Well, I'm still here.

I couldn't convince the captain to let me off

so it looks like as though I'm in for the long haul.

Mind you, I think it may be worth hanging around -

a few things have come up. I now know that Talbot

is working for 'The Maxwell Group'

-- the same people who have been sending me these emails.

Unfortunately, it seems no one told Talbot that I was joining the expedition.

He won't be telling me what he knows with me any time soon.

But at least I know I'm on the right track.

Speaking of which, I finally worked out what those cryptic emails were about

See within all those numbers there were coordinates -- longitude and latitude.

I don't know where they point to yet but I'll check it out on Talbot's chart plotter.

I mean I'll have to hack in, but that'll be a piece of cake.

Sonya would hate all this sneaking around.

She always liked things out in the open.

If something was on her mind, she'd want to bring it up.

And she expected me to do the same, which I hated.

I mean sometimes, you just don't know what's on your mind.

I suppose it brought me out of my shell.

I just miss her. Having her there to talk to.

Get things off my chest.

But it's been good... good to have something to do.

You know, less thinking. Yeah.

Anyway, I'd better get back to it.

Steff said...

i get
*dxihadfji
i cant read the first one

adam_is_lost said...

its either "with" or "w"

heres a link for the braille close up: http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/halogod2006/Braile.jpg

and a link to a braille translator: http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/halogod2006/images.jpg

espiao said...

údxihadfji

Vanessa said...

Does anyone have a translator for Braille numbers?

Cobines said...

the number on Sam's shirt, I think it's 19

Rafael said...

This is an anagram Hajj Did Fix
But neither are the password

adam_is_lost said...

@ rafeel, thats a shame, so what is the braille about then :S!!!!???!!!

@vanassa, look two posts above yours and i have posted an image of a translator and the braille

Vanessa said...

Thanks Adam. It was just too small for me to read.

Rafael said...

I think the braille says

with dxihadfji

The first simbol could be the word "with" according to this http://www.quido.cz/objevy/Braille.gif

adam_is_lost said...

yer sorry about it being small, im so tired, i forgot to get a bigger image :)

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Rodrigo said...

hello
I think that it is not údxihadfji, but withdxihadfji and if we change letters for numbers in Braille we get
with4x9814609 that is the same as
with 4 x 9814609
that results with39258436.
This is not the password and I don´t know what this means, but it may be something.

travis said...

Everyone is totally ignoring what Sam said! I think there is a clue here:

"
I mean I'll have to hack in, but that'll be a piece of cake.

Sonya would hate all this sneaking around.

She always liked things out in the open.

If something was on her mind, she'd want to bring it up.

And she expected me to do the same, which I hated.

I mean sometimes, you just don't know what's on your mind.

I suppose it brought me out of my shell."

It's such a strange piece of dialog there has to be a clue in it.

Steff said...

My opinion on the screenshots:

1)still no password from the letters

2) i have seen this man but i cannot remember where!!! it looks like one of the Orientation videos, but it does not seen ti me that it is Candle/wickmund/hallowax.

3)left side - lips
right side - blonde girl

4) some lines in the white part; something like old men... something in the style of the Mural in the Hatch

5) uploaded it only because of carpe diem ( a red pic me )

Dudu Maroja said...

That black and white image.. is a image puzzle, like a jigsaw, we have to take it apart and remount it

Stephanie said...

"dx" itself might be a term. googling it gives you some sites on radio- ham raidio, short wave, etc.

thebruce said...

well here are the various transliterations by set...

letters:
wdxihadfji

words:
with/will do it i have a do from just i

numbers:
-4-9814609

musical notes:
B (whole)
C (8th)
rest (8th)
A (8th)
G (8th)
next note octave up
C (8th) (high C)
E (8th)
B (8th)
A (8th)

Dudu Maroja said...

DX also means "Distance" but not sure if it apllys here!

Felipe "Zero" Martins said...

The man in the picture is Alvar Hanso... It's the same picture from The Lost Experience and the orientation videos. Maybe they're trying to tie in both's games...

commando_j said...

Does anyone have 3D glasses for the red image?

Ithilen said...

I don't see the figure of the man in number two...

Crishu said...

Its

With DXIHADFJI

I work about it...and i have now



With, Had, Fiji, DX



DX is (in shortwave transmitter) contacts intercontinental and in (CB-Radio) contacts international



What you think about it?

sawyer840 said...

I do have another solution for the embossed printing
and doesn't want to post it here again; also for the picture puzzle, it reminds me of someone, not mentioned here so far; so watch it out here:

http://sawyer840.blogspot.com/

Lost_Island said...

i was just thinking maybe it has something to do with the maxwell equeation or soemthing like that; when i took a look it could be something like this

with D* i a d f e a

or maybe backwards

a e f d a i *D =

or something like that

i know that each letter stands for something. im not good with sience so if n e body wants to give it a try go to the james clerk maxwell on wiki and it has some of his equasions and maybe i hope this can help.

David said...

Mawwell Demon

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonio_de_Maxwell

Cobines said...

I was looking into scientific equation. Using addfhiijwx (I took 'w' instead of 'with') I found:

A - magnetic vector potential
D - electrical displacement field
d - could be derivative (like in dx/dt)
F - force
H - magnetic field strength(intensity)
I - electric current
J - electric current density
W - mechanical work (this doesn't fit), I saw W as "energy given to unit of area by light in a second" in Maxwell's papers
x - vector product or unknown value

Some constructions like:
dA, dH/dx, dI, j*dA
are in Maxwell's (and others) works, but I'm not good at this so I couldn't find one equation with all the letters. I'm gonna keep looking though.

Lost_Island said...

maybe if we turn them into numbers somehow and try them backwards, probably that could help. o yea sorry about the james clerk maxwell wrong info. david u got the website

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonio_de_Maxwell
thanx