AUDIO & VIDEO FORENSICS FAQS
Yes. Primeau Forensics utilizes various methods which are accepted in the scientific community for analyzing and authenticating digital and analog audio recordings. We have authenticated hundreds of digital and analog recordings over the last 30 years.
Yes. The process of authenticating video is slightly different than audio – for digital video, the meta data is viewed and analyzed.
Yes. Enhancing audio is like peeling an onion – filters are made and applied to the recording in order to hear events as they occurred. The actual recording is not altered. (FYI, courts tend to prefer the word ‘clarified’ over ‘enhanced’).
Usually. Depending on the aspect ratio – or size – of the video, we can enhance to some extent. The question is, can we meet your expectations? A video can only be enhanced (or clarified) to a certain extent before the picture becomes too pixilated (fuzzy) to see clearly. Hollywood has glorified the forensic process and presented things in movies and television that are just not possible in the ‘real world’.
If the maker of the recording is not part of the recording, you must consult an attorney regarding the eavesdropping laws in your state. In an emergency situation, an attorney can help guide the process.
Yes. We have worked on many appellate cases over the years, especially those where audio and video forensics were not available, or were not applied to audio or video evidence.
Yes. There are various methods of delivering your audio or video evidence to us for examination. Our main audio and video forensic expert, Ed Primeau, has been qualified and worked on cases on a local, state and federal level, in most of the 50 states as well as several other countries.
Yes. In most cases, a quick turnaround is no problem, as long as the evidence is in your possession and you have an attorney available to discuss a forensic strategy.
Yes. Ed Primeau is qualified as an expert to appear in court. Of course, there are travel expenses involved, so if finances are an issue he can also testify via phone or Skype.