the most recent footage we have

Are these sentence correct:

1-This is the most recent footage we have of the events.
2-This is the latest footage we have of the events.

Do they mean:
a-they are the ones that we received most recently
or
b-the ones that were taken most recently?
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To be clear, how about changing the order of the clauses and a little more:

1-We have this most recent footage of the events.
2-We have this latest footage of the events.

Now, in both sentences you are saying that you have the most recent, the latest footage of the events. When you obtained the footage is not even mentioned.
Richard:

I'd argue than we can have both:

1-This is the most recently filmed footage we have of the events.

or:

1-This is the most recently received footage we have of the events.

and I'm saying that they are both covered by the original sentence.

However, I agree that the first is the most probable take.
Interesting, my friend.

I keep looking those two sentences over, and I keep coming up with the same interpretation, that the focus in those sentences is not at all on when the speaker's organization received the footage, but rather on when the footage was recorded.

They may have gotten the footage in the day before or the week before or whenever, but that's not relevant. The speaker is simply stating that they themselves don't have footage of that event taken at a later period.
quote:
This is the most recent footage we have of the events.
2-This is the latest footage we have of the events.

I really think that these two sentences weaken the value of the footage. The newscaster who is speaking may be saying, indeed, that these are all we have, even though other networks may have more recent footage.

The newscaster should say, to keep his show au courant and on the cutting edge: 'And here is the latest footage of these events!'

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