Traditionally, forensic video analysis has been considered a completely separate discipline from computer and mobile device forensics, and for good reason. There are indeed considerable deviations between the objectives and methods used by practitioners of these related, but very different forensic specialties. However, the explosive growth and popularity of autobiographical video/audio multimedia recordings from Point of View (PoV) cameras and mobile devices with integrated video cameras (“smart phones”), coupled with their distribution on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video capable social networking sites requires greater coordination between computer, mobile device, and multimedia forensic examiners. This session will demonstrate some of the techniques used by forensic multimedia analysts to obtain investigative leads and actionable intelligence from files recovered by digital forensic examiners; files that might otherwise be discarded as having no evidentiary value. Such techniques include video/object stabilization, image clarification, audio filtering to increase intelligibility of conversations, close range photogrammetry to extract linear, area, and angular measurements from evidence photos/videos, identification of a specific camera as the source of a digital photograph or video file based on image sensor anomalies, and reconstruction/recovery of corrupted video files.
Jeff Spivack is an IAI Board Certified Forensic Video Examiner, currently in private practice, formerly a Forensic Multimedia Analyst with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and has been accepted as an expert witness in courts throughout the U.S. In addition to conducting case work, Jeff is also Cognitech, Inc.'s Forensic Video Software Certification Instructor, and Senior Instructor of Video Forensics for Forensic Data Recovery, Inc., Cognitech's Canadian affiliate. In these positions, Jeff develops and delivers the current training courses, both vendor specific training at Cognitech's Pasadena, CA headquarters and on-site at customer locations such as the FBI Forensic Video, Audio, and Image Analysis Unit at Quantico, VA, and vendor neutral training at locations throughout the United States and Canada. Jeff has also recently accepted the position of Director of Program Development with Digital Summit International, recruiting presenters for workshops and lectures from leading experts in computer, mobile device, video, audio, and photographic digital forensics for DSI's annual conference in Las Vegas, NV.
5:30-6:15 PM Registration, Networking, Cash Bar and Grill
6:15-6:20 PM Introduction of Speaker
6:20-7:20 PM Presentation
7:20-7:35 PM Question Period
7:35-7:40 PM Closing remarks
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