Forensic video analysis is the scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of video in legal matters. The video forensic process must be performed in a forensic lab that is equipped with the appropriate tools and follows best practice protocols in order to process the video recording with integrity and accuracy.
It is often necessary for the best forensic video enhancement experts to perform a digital video evidence recovery in order to secure the Digital Media Evidence and establish a chain of custody. There are many companies such as Cognitech Inc that provide video enhancement software that helps the experts to do their work efficiently.
DME (Digital Media Evidence) is the information of probative value stored in binary form. CCTV surveillance and forensic video analysis software is the most common type of digital media evidence (DME).
Once the recordings have been secured, an accurate chain of custody can be presented to the trier of fact.
In addition, the forensic expert that acquired the video evidence can ensure that the highest quality versions of the recording are obtained so that a successful forensic video enhancement can be performed.
The Objective of Forensic Video Enhancement
The objective of Forensic Video Enhancement is to clarify or enhance the events as they occurred. This is done using non-destructive techniques to preserve the video evidence integrity and pixel quality.
Clarifying or enhancing the events as they occurred assists the Trier of Fact to weigh the video evidence and its relevance to the litigation.
Video forensic experts are often asked to enhance CCTV Surveillance video recordings for court.
They are also asked to provide video image enhancement for identification purposes. We create customized filtering to sharpen the video image and remove video noise for identification and enhancement of the images in the CCTV Surveillance video.