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Title: New Developments in Forensic Video
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:49  Issue:11  Dated:November 2001  Pages:107-110
Author(s): Tim Dees
Date Published: November 2001
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses new tools available to crime investigators and analysts to process videotaped evidence.
Abstract: The widespread availability of high-speed desktop computers has made it possible to process videotaped evidence and for it to be affordable and accessible to police agencies that could not consider it before. Digital video analysis can preserve evidence more effectively than can the previous analog method. It is also crucial to obtain the original of the videotape recording to be processed. Analysts must also use software designed for forensic video analysis. A proper forensic video setup captures the entire frame and renders detail from video images. An image stabilization feature can fix on a small region in the image and adjust each successive frame so that this point appears to remain relatively motionless. Another desirable software feature is frame averaging. Finally, a full-blown turnkey system will produce the vest video evidence for most users. Photograph
Main Term(s): Computer aided investigations
Index Term(s): Computer hardware systems; Computer software; Photographic analyses; Photographic identification; Suspect identification; Videotapes
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