Introduction to Forensic Video Analysis

Forensic video analysis is the scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of video in legal matters.

Listed below are common techniques that are required of forensic video analysts.

  1. Reliably digitize video tape footage onto a computer system. (This is commonly done via Non-Linear Editor (NLE) software.)
  2. Be able to demultiplex or separate camera views from multiplexed CCTV footage.
  3. Convert digital video from DVR (Digital Video Recorder) devices into digital video formats usable for forensic analysis.
  4. Perform clarification techniques such as frame averaging.
  5. Highlight someone or something of interest in the video.
  6. Enlarge portions of the video for areas of interest.
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