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Old 11-09-2018, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Aco

If you have a JPEG file and save it as a GIF...or PNG...there will be subtle differences with the image saved from the original...

That's what happened, here, with the video...Changing the format made the video frames slightly altered...

People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored

There's no evidence that the video was deliberately sped up but the change in format, from a high-quality video to a low-quality GIF, turns the question of whether it was "doctored" into a semantic debate.

This video analysis by BuzzFeed News demonstrates what the GIF conversion process does to video. While it's not technically "sped up" by intent, it effectively is in practice. The video-to-GIF conversion removes frames from the source material by reducing the frame rate. The GIF-making tool GIF Brewery, for example, typically reduces source video to 10 frames per second. Raw, televised video typically has a frame rate of 29.97 frames per second.

...Watson, however, categorically denies doctoring the video. He told BuzzFeed News that the video was "not edited - it's just zoomed in." He also explained that he took the original footage directly from a GIF posted to the Twitter account of the website the Daily Wire.

"Fact is, Daily Wire put up a gif, I download a gif, zoomed in saved it again as an mt2 file - then converted it to an mp4," Watson said over direct message. "Digitally it's gonna look a tiny bit different after processing and zooming in, but I did not in any way deliberately 'speed up' or 'distort' the video. That's just horse sh*t."
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