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* Episode 25 of ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' begins with a montage of various times Kaede used her [[AmplifierArtifact magical microphone]] to help Mirumo defeat the [[GoldfishPoopGang Warumo Gang]]. It's then revealed that this footage was a video tape being watched by the Warumo Gang themselves, who then come up with a plan to stop Mirumo and Kaede. When the gang's leader asks if anybody has a question about the plan, [[BumblingSidekick Hanzo]] asks ''[[LampshadeHanging "Who recorded the video we've just watched?"]]'', which gets everyone confused, as none of them knows.


* ''VideoGame/NightTrap'': The normally stationary security cameras suddenly zoom in or out and sometimes even move to cover new angles whenever something is happening in a room. At times the video could be coming from a camera physically located at the same place as where the normally static image originates, but many times the change in video feed would require physically moving the camera.
* The same occurs in ''VideoGame/GroundZeroTexas'' by the same company. While the cameras are attached to freely rotating stun cannons, there's no way they should be able to achieve the panning shots and sudden cuts to other parts of the scenery.

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* This trope is endemic to the output of Creator/DigitalPictures.
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''VideoGame/NightTrap'': The normally stationary security cameras suddenly zoom in or out and sometimes even move to cover new angles whenever something is happening in a room. At times the video could be coming from a camera physically located at the same place as where the normally static image originates, but many times the change in video feed would require physically moving the camera.
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camera. ''VideoGame/DoubleSwitch'', being largely the same type of game in a different location, has the same problems.
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The same occurs in ''VideoGame/GroundZeroTexas'' by the same company. While the cameras are attached to freely rotating stun cannons, there's no way they should be able to achieve the panning shots and sudden cuts to other parts of the scenery.scenery.
** Humorously, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDPToA4rto Scene of the Crime]]'', their prototype game which preceded ''Night Trap'', is an aversion. The installed cameras never move from their fixed locations, and keeping a close eye out for how things change in any given scene is key to correctly pointing out the culprit at the end.

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* As a meteor shower destroys the space shuttle in the beginning of ''{{Film/Armageddon}}'', NASA has a live feed of the mayhem at mission control, complete with flashy editing cuts.

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* Averted in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/series/717477 Second Chances]]'' both in regards to Howard and Maria Stark's resurrection and Howard learning about [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse previous events in his son's life]]. When Tony and Friday finally find footage of the Starks' reappearance, it's a CCTV camera spotting them a couple blocks from where they appeared. And when Friday shows Howard the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', he's generally stuck watching footage from security cameras which only sometimes have sound and often have poor angles.


* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, Tony Stark's jet is shown on the hangar's security camera as being there one instant and gone the next. When he ''pauses'' the recording, ''animated footage'' of the Mandarin's henchmen stealing the jet is shown, which they apparently did by ''stopping time.'' Not exactly magical as per the above definition (the footage is all from one, albeit low, camera angle), but magical nonetheless.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'':
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In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, one episode, Tony Stark's jet is shown on the hangar's security camera as being there one instant and gone the next. When he ''pauses'' the recording, ''animated footage'' of the Mandarin's henchmen stealing the jet is shown, which they apparently did by ''stopping time.'' Not exactly magical as per the above definition (the footage is all from one, albeit low, camera angle), but magical nonetheless.nonetheless.
** The episode "Distant Boundaries" introduces a new villain named Dark Aegis [[RememberTheNewGuy via surveillance footage from a past fight with Iron Man]]. The security footage is so inexplicably professional and cinematic looking that one gets the sense that Tony edited shots from multiple cameras into a short film for some reason.



* The ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' episode "Distant Boundaries" introduces a new villain named Dark Aegis via surveillance footage from a past fight with Iron Man. The security footage is so inexplicably professional and cinematic looking that one gets the sense that Tony edited shots from multiple cameras into a short film for some reason.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'': In the episode "Nightmare in Green," the news footage of the fight between the Thing and Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk is just reused animation from earlier in the episode. That news station must have some ''amazing'' cameramen and editors to create such a cinematic looking clip.


See also DodgyTimeStamp, MagicalComputer, CaughtOnTape. Compare SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands, where the footage is equally implausible but due to location (How did they get a camera on the moon?) and not necessarily the angles.

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See also DodgyTimeStamp, MagicalComputer, CaughtOnTape. Compare SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands, where the footage is equally implausible but due to location (How did they get a camera on the moon?) and not necessarily the angles.
angles. For security cams that are ''actually'' magical, see MagicalCamera.


* Mr. Freeze apparently had hidden cameras set up all over the place so he could watch footage of him giving his wife a snowflake necklace in the above mentioned ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow T. Robot]]. Another one pointed out in [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Batman___Robin_1997.aspx the Agony Booth recap]]: Batman shows Mr. Freeze a recording of Poison Ivy stating that she (not Batman as she'd previously told Freeze) unplugged his wife's cryotube. It's a replay of the clip from the movie, with no sign that Batman's vantage point at that moment was up near the ceiling. The same recap also mentioned how the security camera at Fries's lab apparently follows the good doctor and zooms in at all the right moments, such as when he plunges into that milky liquid that turns him from Fries into Freeze.

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* Mr. Freeze apparently had hidden cameras set up all over the place so he could watch footage of him giving his wife a snowflake necklace in the above mentioned ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow T. Robot]]. Another one pointed out in [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Batman___Robin_1997.aspx the Agony Booth recap]]: In another instance, Batman shows Mr. Freeze a recording of Poison Ivy stating that she (not Batman as she'd previously told Freeze) unplugged his wife's cryotube. It's a replay of the clip from the movie, with no sign that Batman's vantage point at that moment was up near the ceiling. The same recap also mentioned how the security camera at Fries's lab apparently follows the good doctor and zooms in at all the right moments, such as when he plunges into that milky liquid that turns him from Fries into Freeze.


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* Whenever a character needs to be seen having a recording/still photo of a previous event or another character, it will be a reused panel. There are practically no exceptions. However, often these are iconic scenes that are recreated by a new artist rather than simple copy-paste jobs. In fact, it's often a reused COVER - which most of the time is supposed to be metaphorical or representative of the contents without being an actual scene that happened.
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* In [[Series/{{Batman}} The 60's Batman series]], in addition to Bruce and Kitka's date, there was an episode where The Riddler was making a silent movie. The camera was in his bakery truck or just past certain doors, but the footage was just monochromatic reclips of what the viewers had seen, requiring the "camera" to be out of the truck/on the far side of the room from where it was.

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* In [[Series/{{Batman}} The 60's 60s Batman series]], in addition to Bruce and Kitka's date, there was an episode where The Riddler was making a silent movie. The camera was in his bakery truck or just past certain doors, but the footage was just monochromatic reclips of what the viewers had seen, requiring the "camera" to be out of the truck/on the far side of the room from where it was.



* The two-part ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Sanctuary" has Magneto give a video presentation to the U.N. about the plight of Mutants across the globe. The video largely consists of footage from past episodes, including scenes without Magneto that he couldn't possibly have recorded.

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* The two-part ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Sanctuary" has Magneto Comicbook/{{Magneto}} give a video presentation to the U.N. about the plight of Mutants across the globe. The video largely consists of footage from past episodes, including scenes without Magneto that he couldn't possibly have recorded.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' episode "Distant Boundaries" introduces a new villain named Dark Aegis via surveillance footage from a past fight with Iron Man. The security footage is so inexplicably professional and cinematic looking that one gets the sense that Tony edited shots from multiple cameras into a short film for some reason.


** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' had the most [[TVTropesDrinkingGame egregious]] example EVER. Andros is watching security footage of himself and his missing little sister, Karone, playing. Now, not only does the footage constantly change camera angle, but the footage was also taken in an empty meadow where cameras would be unlikely. To top it off, one of the camera angles ''is a [[FirstPersonCamera POV shot of the monster that took Karone]]!'' And despite all these cameras, the only clear shot we get of the monster is a {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}-esque shot of the monster getting away. The security network was able to put a camera '''on the monster's head''' and still wasn't able to identify it.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' had the most [[TVTropesDrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes egregious]] example EVER. Andros is watching security footage of himself and his missing little sister, Karone, playing. Now, not only does the footage constantly change camera angle, but the footage was also taken in an empty meadow where cameras would be unlikely. To top it off, one of the camera angles ''is a [[FirstPersonCamera POV shot of the monster that took Karone]]!'' And despite all these cameras, the only clear shot we get of the monster is a {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}-esque shot of the monster getting away. The security network was able to put a camera '''on the monster's head''' and still wasn't able to identify it.


* ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'' does this when showing you hauntings around the HauntedHouse you're exploring, complete with dramatic music. Subtler than most examples, though, as you can actually see the cameras in question.

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* ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'' does this when showing you hauntings In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'', your ghost-hunting partner Roxy had rigged up a network of CCTV cameras around the HauntedHouse her HauntedHouse, and they start recording whenever a haunting happens in a particular room, broadcasting in blue monochrome to a handheld device you're exploring, carrying. The cameras always zoom and lock onto the phenomenon in question, complete with dramatic music. Subtler than most examples, though, as you can actually see the cameras in question.music.

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* ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'' does this when showing you hauntings around the HauntedHouse you're exploring, complete with dramatic music. Subtler than most examples, though, as you can actually see the cameras in question.


* Happens in Ripper (the FMV title), where the surveillance bugs allow a video feed from the room in which they've been placed. Any angle in the room is valid, with dramatic editing as well, even though the bug was placed on the wrapper of a cigar in a cigar box and facing up, so the only thing that ''should'' be visible is the ceiling.

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* Happens in Ripper ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' (the FMV title), where the surveillance bugs allow a video feed from the room in which they've been placed. Any angle in the room is valid, with dramatic editing as well, even though the bug was placed on the wrapper of a cigar in a cigar box and facing up, so the only thing that ''should'' be visible is the ceiling.



* This occurs rather frequently in the cutscenes of [[VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest the 11th Hour]]. Samantha Ford is able to see certain areas of the Stauf Mansion on her computer monitors, and relay them to the handheld Gamebook that Carl Denning is carrying. There's even one instance where the camera moving through the house on one of her screens is shown as gameplay of VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest. But the mansion never had security cameras installed to begin with. This is hand-waved in the manual in that Samantha is capable of "psychic hacking", which is also how she's able to give you hints during puzzles.

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* This occurs rather frequently in the cutscenes of [[VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest the 11th Hour]]. Samantha Ford is able to see certain areas of the Stauf Mansion on her computer monitors, and relay them to the handheld Gamebook that Carl Denning is carrying. There's even one instance where the camera moving through the house on one of her screens is shown as ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall gameplay of VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest. But the mansion never had security cameras installed to begin with. The 7th Guest.]]'' This is hand-waved [[HandWave handwaved]] in the manual in saying that Samantha is capable of "psychic hacking", which is also how she's able to give you hints during puzzles.

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* [[LemonyNarrator The Criminologist]] from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' has black and white photographs of earlier scenes in the movie. Some could be explained as pictures the wedding photographer took but it's unlikely he followed our heroes all the way through the song, ''Dammit Janet''.
** In the [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain remake]] he has photographs of Brad and Janet during the ''Time Warp'' in Frank's castle.

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