Video Evidence Training Symposium
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Preparing for the End-Grant Fredericks
Getting it right at the end requires starting it right at the beginning. Instructor Grant Fredericks is a former police officer with over thirty years of experience leading video-centric criminal investigations. This session provides a detailed overview of the critical first steps after seizing video evidence and the presentation takes the video investigator through the ABC’s of an effective technical workflow.Video evidence is now part of almost all criminal cases, but it doesn’t have tobe difficult; it doesn’t have to stand in the way of moving your case forward quickly. Grant will show you how to expedite your video workflow, getting the most out of your visual evidence and preparing you for the inevitable court challenges.
Legal Issues and Trends Related to Video Admissibility-Eric Daigle
This seminar will focus on the good,the bad, and the ugly related to legal issues and video admissibility in Court. We will review how the judicial system is using and relying on video to assist in determining the truth. What are the challenges, the pitfalls, and guidance on how to protect your credibility.
Analysis and Interviews for Force Investigations -Jamie Borden & Paul Taylor
During this session, we will outline and discuss some of the complex and controversial issues embedded in the sesensitive investigations. Starting with the reason for conducting a use of force investigation in the first place, we'll explore the complex combination of police performance dynamics, investigative limitations, and liability issuesthat can impact the involved officer, department, and broader community.
Violent Crime Digital Evidence Recovery during Covid-19. How Major Cities are Adjusting Workflows - Michael Chiocca
For many of us, the world around us has changed dramatically. Covid 19 has brought stay at home orders and the temporary closing of nonessential businesses worldwide. With less people on the streets, you would think there would be less crimes of opportunity.Unfortunately, this has not been the case for a major city like Chicago, where January 2020 saw a 55% increase in homicides. Join Detective Michael Chiocca who will explain how Chicago not only gains insight out of digital evidence related to these violent crime cases, but also how to walk the tightrope during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Calculating Accurate Timing From Video - Andrew Fredericks
Video evidence is often relied upon for timing calculations in collision investigations and use of force incidents,but due to a lack of standards in the surveillance industry video files often misreport timing metadata. Simply counting frames and assuming a consistent frame rate can lead to inaccurate measurements, and attempting on-scene recreations by driving police vehicles through the scene can often provide misleading results. In this presentation, Andrew Fredericks and Eugene Liscio highlight some of the common pitfalls in calculating timing from video and provide an easy step-by-step workflow for extracting accurate timing information.
DVR Evidence Recovery - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Digital Video Recorders have become a ubiquitous part of digital and video forensics. Even over the last decade recommended procedures have oscillated from trusting the device to removing the hard drive and cutting it out completely. Some advocate treating it like a video camera and others like a computer. The ugly truth is that the best evidence is only available by borrowing from both camps.In this talk we will discuss some of the key problems with each path so that you can avoid them in your workflow.With some understanding of what makes it different from a regular video recorder or generic computer hard drive you can better understand how to properly recover DVR evidence, what you can rely on and what you cannot.
More Than Meets the Eye - Brandon Epstein
An interactive look at digital video pitfalls and how proper training can help investigators succeed.
Photoshop in the Video Analysis Workflow - George Reis
Photoshop has been used in law
enforcement since the early 1990s for everything from color correcting crime scene photos to enhancing fingerprints – as well as part of the video analysis workflow. Whether working with a video file or a sequence of still images, Photoshop can be used for clarification,annotation, labels, exporting video files, still images, and multi-page PDF documents.This presentation will show a simple workflow utilizing the strengths of Photoshop in an efficient workflow.
Getting Started with iNPUT-ACE v. 2.6 - Brandon Wahl
The release of iNPUT-ACE version 2.6 will bring several new features and capabilities to the investigator's video evidence toolbox. In this session iNPUT-ACE Support Services manager will lead attendees on a guided walk through of all the new functions of the software.Whether you are a new user seeking to understand the basics of the iNPUT-ACE workflow, an advanced user looking for tips and tricks, or you are not yet a user but want to see what all the fuss is about - this session is for you.Attendees will be provided with practice files from real homicide and robbery cases to practice with after the session for keeping skills sharp.
Video Evidence and Photogrammetry - From the Field Through Analysis -Justin Wagner
Accident Reconstructionists recognize the value in photogrammetry for the purposes of measurement, placement,and analysis of physical evidence captured in still photographs. Photogrammetry based on video images can be performed for the same purpose, but it is often overlooked or degraded to a source of approximation. This is largely due to the quality of the video evidence or the resources available to the investigator.This session will address how analysts can successfully incorporate video evidence into their workflow from the field investigation through the analysis.
In many cases, memory analysis can provide access to data you can’t get through “dead-box” forensics alone and may be the only way to obtain evidence critical to solving your investigation. Malware investigations in particular can benefit significantly from memory analysis, but that is not the only type of investigation that Memory analysis can play a crucial role. This session will discuss how Magnet AXIOM’s integration of core plugins from the popular tool, Volatility, makes deep memory analysis more accessible to forensic examiners. Learn how to incorporate memory artifacts into a broader timeline together with artifacts from other data sources for a well-rounded investigation. In addition, we’ll explore the free tool MAGNET Process Capture to analyze memory from specific processes, providing a less fragmented output and better data recovery.