Hi guys,

We're having a heated debate with a couple of friends about this video. Can you please tell me if you think this clip can be faked and with how much effort? More specific: can someone who knows some basic stuff about video editing do this with semi-affordable software or do you need years of experience and very expensive professional software to do this?

We have the following explanation if it is indeed a fake:
* the ball is already in the cup, the guy pretends to throw, a fake ball is edited in
* the cup is either edited to move or it is 'invisibly' moved with a string or stick something
* the water spashes are either edited in or an object is actually dropped in the cup from above and later edited out
* the sound is edited in later

One person claims it is very hard to put all these factors in and still have a credible, high quality video.

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask for your help but it is highly appreciated if you could give your opinion on this. Our discussion is mostly based on speculation of what is possible so it would be good to hear from the pro's.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Best, Bo