01.03.2007 12:00 AM
Record of Hussein Execution Captured in HD
In what has to be one of the most bizarre uses of HD's renowned penchant for detail ever recorded, the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was officially captured by the Iraqi government with a Sony HDCAM. (This is not to be confused with the relatively crude cell phone video that has been widely distributed on the Internet in recent days.)

According to Newsweek, videographer Ali Al Massedy was barely one yard away from Hussein when he was executed by hanging last weekend.

Holding a Sony HD camera in his right hand, the publication said Ali recalled the dictator's last moments: "He was saying things about injustice, about resistance, about how these guys are terrorists." On the way to the gallows, "Saddam said, 'Iraq without me is nothing,'" according to Ali.

He said the HD video lasts about a quarter of an hour. When Newsweek asked to see a copy, Ali said he had already handed the tape over to an official of the Iraqi government and that it was considered to be "top secret."

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

InGear /   Saturday 04:32 PM
Aurora InfoComm 2015 Preview
Wall Street Communications /   Saturday 03:30 PM
Artel Video Systems Names Mike Rizzo as President
Wall Street Communications /   Saturday 03:50 PM
Forscene Set to Expand in Asia-Pacific Region With New Reseller Strategy

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology