Friday, March 07, 2008

Not So Dark?

I posted below about the Clinton campaign's darkening of Obama, well, there is a piece in the The Washington Monthly saying it isn't what all the hoopla says it is.
Over the past few days there's been a huge fracas over accusations that Hillary Clinton's campaign deliberately darkened Barack Obama's face in an ad they ran in Texas. It started with a post over at Daily Kos on Tuesday and has been spread far and wide since then.

The problem is that it's impossible to compare color tones using YouTube clips because their compression process doesn't preserve color fidelity. However, got hold of a high-quality recording of the ad as it appeared on station KCEN in Waco, Texas, and then compared it to MSNBC's streaming version of the debate from which the clip was taken

via SLOG

Much ado about nothing? I'm going to see if a friend of mine that works in video compression for the internet company he works for agrees. I'll let you know what he says.



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