How can I tell if my video recording has been edited? In order to authenticate video evidence accurately, a trained video forensic expert must perform the testing to ensure the authentication process is done accurately. The expert performs a series of tests on the metadata as well as the visual …Read More
After the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, the FBI immediately went to work investigating all available video evidence to begin the video forensic process. Several sources of video evidence were available for FBI forensic examiners, including:
The first camera that FBI investigators began working with to clarify images was from …Read More
It is very obvious that we are vulnerable to attacks with little or no advance warning as exhibited in the recent bombing in Boston during the marathon. There are so far reported 176 casualties; 17 critical and 3 fatalities. Now the daunting task of forensic video investigation must take place.
Part …Read More
In many of the cases I investigate as a video forensic expert, there could have better outcomes. If more thought was put into CCTV surveillance camera placement locations, more CCTV video would be useful in litigation. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding where to place …Read More
Traditionally, a chain of custody is established between all parties when handling video forensic evidence. Most of the time, the chain of custody process is easily established and agreed upon when bringing in a forensic expert to authenticate or clarify and enhance the video evidence. This is a blog post …Read More
Twenty-nine years ago when I entered the forensic field of study as an audio and video engineer. All recordings were created on analog tape. There were many different types of formats, such as Beta and VHS. Then along came digital tape that started to complicate things a bit.
Then came tapeless …Read More
There are a lot of details to be discussed during a forensic investigation. Details like test results, trial strategy, discovery deadlines, opposing expert reports, and deposition details to name a few. A forensic expert must communicate well with everyone on the litigation team during a forensic investigation so they understand …Read More
More and more video evidence is entering the courtroom today than ever before. Some of the reasons for the increase in video evidence include the number of smartphones and closed-circuit television network systems (CCTV) today. It is a fact that we are vulnerable to being on a video recording anytime …Read More
You have had a crime committed at your place of business but you do not have a closed-circuit television system in place that could have captured some video recording of the crime as it was committed.
With the large number of closed-circuit television systems that are currently installed in businesses today …Read More
As a video forensic expert, I’m seeing more and more video evidence in criminal and civil litigation today. I examine the evidence, often having to identify elements in video recordings, creating images that are exported from the video recording, which are identified frames from the video that reveal details that …Read More