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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:06 AM
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35. Avid Technologies, edit work on Atta tape & EMC
Edited on Sat Jul-08-06 02:10 AM by mirandapriestly
Avid Technologies does a lot of Defense work. They also helped make the image of Atta & Omari "more clear" in the Logan Airport Video, using software called dTective. I have looked at those images and thought that there was something strange about them & I would like to know just how "clear" they made the pictures. Did they basically superimpose the faces of Atta and Olmari over the heads of the figures? When I enlarged the picture it looked like masks were put over their faces, try it. And, coincidence, just like Raytheon, who also contracted to defense, they lost someone on a flight on 9-11, flight 175.


Anyway, now we come full circle back to Andrew Grove. He talked about Legato as a criminal software company and their connection to Marsh. Legato was eventually was bought by EMC.
Todd Beamer's father was a ceo for Legato bought by EMC which was involved in bank fraud relating to paying the terrorists. They signed their checks "let's roll"- So EMC also bought Avid.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=125&topic_id=92142
Quote from Grove-
"One might also find it interesting that EMCs Founder, Richard Eagan, was Dick Cheneys largest fundraiser in 2000, and was appointed by G.W. Bush as Ambassador to Ireland in his first term. Coincidence? Only if you are missing the information which connects them all"

http://www.boston.com/news/packages/sept11/anniversary/wire_stories/0906_video.htm
Company helps 9/11 probe after losing one of its own
By Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Like many businesses, Avid Technology Inc. lost one of its own in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Douglas Gowell, the company's director of new business development, was traveling to Los Angeles to promote a new product when Flight 175 slammed into the World Trade Center.

...

The company loaned the FBI digital editing equipment that allowed investigators to enhance and sharpen video images of two of the hijackers taken hours before the attacks.

One of the images showed lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and another one of the hijackers, Abdulaziz Alomari, passing through a security checkpoint at the Portland, Maine, airport at 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 11. Hours later, they were at Logan International Airport in Boston.

In the weeks after the attacks, the airport image of Atta was shown repeatedly on televisions around the world.

Investigators used the enhanced images to retrace the hijackers' steps in Portland. Surveillance cameras filmed the pair at an automated teller machine, a gas station and a Wal-Mart store. The FBI released the images to the public, generating many tips from Portland residents who saw the pair the day before the attacks. ..."

(I wonder if they worked on anything else that was shown repeatedly on televisions around the world?)
Other defense work (basically spying on people) :
http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/security/has071010.000/has071010_0f.htm
MILITARY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

"Today, there are several uses for VirtualPerimeter and LiveWave's technologies. Just a couple months ago LiveWave was selected by NBC News to put a camera, a broadcast camera system at Ground Zero in New York, our cameras being fed via fiber back to MSNBC and from there it is offered as a pool camera to several other cable networks and broadcast networks.
...We are also working with several municipal police departments, port authority, transit systems, military bases, that have requested pilot programs and other types of implementations to demonstrate the technology and work toward a large full-scale implementations."
..."The ability to access and control these cameras is critical, especially when monitoring assets that are spread out. We then take our core technology, being the software to control cameras and we coupled those third party complimentary hardware and software, in particular we are working with a company in Tewksbury, Massachusetts called Avid Technology, and Avid has developedthey are actually the pioneer in digital video, editing and video enhancement. They have been around for quite some time. And, taking their core technology for back-end video management and analysis and tying it into our front-end for controlling cameras and distributing video in real-time has created a very compelling system that we are calling VirtualPerimeter"
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