We're making a difference. No, seriouslySubmitted by MrLeahy on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:51
Listen we all saw the ridiculous Foley beheading video. It was so fake you didn't need any fancy video editing or other analytical equipment to discern it.
It's obviously fake:
A very interesting aspect of the last video is the "ELA Analysis" of the still shot of the guy's body.
As it turns out, you can reverse engineer a photoshop-type data file. This is called "Error Level Analysis," which shows that a certain part of an image has different "zones" of data compression when it's altered and re-saved.
Here is some info on ELA analysis of photos:
So along comes this fake CIA-produced outrage, but this time the Web is all over it. The next thing you know, The Powers That Be are planting stories like this:
...The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to have been used.
“I think it has been staged,” said one expert in visual forensics, after he was commissioned by The UK Times to examine the footage.
“My feeling is that the execution may have happened after the camera was stopped.”
Ok so they have had to respond to an obviously unconvinced public. Now that's something.