WHAT IS FORENSIC VIDEO ANALYSIS?

Forensic video analysis is the scientific examination, comparison, and/or evaluation of video in legal matters. We aid in answering complicated questions about video evidence. For example, we can estimate vehicle speed from video or determine how accurate the pixels are that captured the events. 

Digital video recordings aren’t always accurate eyewitnesses. Video cameras use advanced compression algorithms to optimize storage, document timing inaccurately, and represent colors/objects inaccurately. Forensic video analysis uses an objective analysis that assists the trier of fact in making determinations about these complex video circumstances. 

 

MEDIA APPEARENCES

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Our expert Michael Primeau is currently featured as the Forensic Video Analyst for the show The Proof is Out There. Click the image him in action! 

FORENSIC VIDEO ANALYSIS SERVICES

GUN SHOT TIMING ANALYSIS

With the surge in police shootings, body worn cameras and other digital video recording equipment can document the timing of auditory evidence inaccurately. Our services can assist in breaking down the visual and audible streams through the use of forensic video analysis. This will ensure an accurate timeline of events for courtroom use.

DETERMINE IF A VIDEO RECORDING IS ORIGINAL OR A COPY

Our forensic video analysis services assist the trier of fact to determine the authenticity of a video recording. Our forensic video analysis and video authentication services, such as tampering and edit detection, provide our clients with forensic testing to confirm the integrity of their video recordings.

ESTIMATE VEHICLE SPEED FROM VIDEO

Mobile digital video systems are becoming more common in law enforcement vehicles, buses and other public transportation systems. These systems often record collisions, and these must be analyzed to determine what happened in the courtroom. If the vehicle was equipped with camera recording technology, our forensic video analysis services can estimate vehicle speed from video and even in some cases determine what caused the collision.

REPAIR A DIGITAL VIDEO FILE

A digital video recording can become damaged when the file writing process is interrupted, or a storage medium becomes damaged. Our digital video file repair services can extract the raw frames from a video recording and re pack into a playable video file.

LIGHT LEVEL ANALYSIS

Our forensic video analysis services offer an analysis of light conditions of a video recording. This is used to determine if the light levels of video events are consistent with what the human eye would have witnessed.

DEMULTIPLEXING VHS CASSETTES

The multiplexed video presents a unique challenge when played back in a standard VCR. Our VHS demultiplex services can decode this analog stream into playable video content for further investigation.

ANALOG TO DIGITAL VIDEO CONVERSION

Before the surge in digital video recording equipment, analog or tape-based video recording equipment was used in CCTV surveillance systems. If you have analog tape-based evidence, our video conversion services can transcode this information accurately to a digital format.

PREPARE VIDEO EVIDENCE FOR COURTROOM USE

Digital video evidence can be recorded in varying formats. These formats can be difficult to play for litigation use. Our experts can assist to ensure that the video evidence plays back with accuracy, dependent on the system installed in the courtroom.

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Expert witness services are available for forensic video analysis investigations by Primeau Forensics. In addition to trial preparation and testimony, expert witness services include a forensic report of all testing performed. This formalized report outlines our conditions, authentication methodology, and opinions. 

Furthermore, Primeau Forensics’ procedures assist the trier of fact to make determinations about the images used as evidence. Our experts also anticipate all possible direct and cross-examination questions when we prepare for testimony. 

In conclusion, our video analysis services have been successfully admitted in over 25 court cases in 10 states. Not to mention, they have also been used in several international cases. 

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