This two-day basic course is designed for examiners/investigators and demonstrates methodologies and techniques used to recover video evidence from Digital Video Recorders and cloud-based systems. It is intended for those new to the field of digital multimedia evidence (DME). Students learn the concepts of video forensics and garner skills needed to process recoverable evidence from video images.
The increased use of digital video systems by the general public has made digital multimedia evidence (DME) a significant and integral part of modern criminal and civil investigations. Since there is no standard video recording system in use, the need for trained individuals who know how to properly recover this type of evidence has increased. Properly acquiring DME is crucial, as all other processes or use of the video are impacted by the accuracy of the recovery. This course introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of DME, introduces the types of systems likely to be encountered, discusses legal issues related to DME, and focuses on the proper recovery of DME. The public expectation today is that if a crime occurs, there will be video/audio of the incident. There is a significant, specific skill set that investigators need to PROPERLY handle and process the digital multimedia evidence that gets collected. If the DME is not handled and processed carefully, according to best practices, the video/audio might not be interpreted accurately.
Some goals and objectives of the class include: Retrieving the best quality video evidence for an investigation; Editing video for investigative purposes; and Disseminating video to the public for lead generation.
Prerequisite: Students are expected to have an average skill level with computers such as: creating folders, saving files, navigating through the Windows environment, basic troubleshooting skills, installing software, etc. Basic computer skills are not taught in this course.