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Adobe Premiere for Forensic Video Analysts

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Adobe Premiere for Forensic Video Analysts is a 3-day workshop that assists the investigator in understanding the overall interface of Adobe Premiere as well as the advanced toolset and filters available for examining video evidence. While this powerful tool can be used to edit video files, the focus of this workshop will be on using Adobe Premiere in a forensic video analysis workflow with an emphasis on preserving the original evidence and documenting the steps used to produce results.

Summary

Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with the Adobe Premiere software installed. The laptop should be utilizing a 64-bit operating system. A seven-day trial version of the Adobe Premiere software is available from the Adobe website. For more information contact Training@resvid.com 

Adobe Premiere for Forensic Video Analysts is a 3-day workshop that assists the investigator in understanding the overall interface of Adobe Premiere as well as the advanced toolset and filters available for examining video evidence. While this powerful tool can be used to edit video files, the focus of this workshop will be on using Adobe Premiere in a forensic video analysis workflow with an emphasis on preserving the original evidence and documenting the steps used to produce results.

Class Outline

The examination and analysis of video evidence required dedicated software tools to ensure a thorough review has been conducted. A non-linear editor can assist with the process as well as provide additional tools and filters for producing derivative evidence and demonstrative results. One non-linear editor that can provide these tools and so much more is Adobe Premiere.

Adobe Premiere for Forensic Video Analysts is a 3-day workshop that assists the investigator in understanding the overall interface of Adobe Premiere as well as the advanced toolset and filters available for examining video evidence. While this powerful tool can be used to edit video files, the focus of this workshop will be on using Adobe Premiere in a forensic video analysis workflow with an emphasis on preserving the original evidence and documenting the steps used to produce results. Topics discussed in this workshop include:

  • Understanding the forensic video analysis workflow with Adobe Premiere
  • Utilizing Adobe Premiere to create timelines
  • Processing techniques that enhance the quality of video evidence
  • Methods for redacting video and audio for public release
  • Producing derivative evidence and demonstrative products

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

A laptop computer must be brought by each student attending this class. The student must have administrative privileges on the laptop so that they may install software during the class. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North
9631 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85021
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxmc-courtyard-phoenix-north

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North
10220 N Metro Pkwy E
Phoenix, AZ 85051
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/phxntdt-doubletree-phoenix-north

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology.

Introduction to FFmpeg

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Introduction to FFmpeg is a 2-day hands-on workshop in which students will discover the capabilities of this software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Processes will be explored for common analysis techniques including playback, analysis, and transcoding of digital video files. Additionally, new and improved workflows for analyzing and processing both standard and proprietary video file formats. Once integrated into a workflow, FFmpeg can reduce processing time dramatically.

Summary

Introduction to FFmpeg is a 2-day workshop in which students will learn the powerful capabilities that exist using the free command-line tool FFmpeg. You will learn how to transcode, rewrap, analyze, enhance and batch process videos – all from a command-line interface. Once integrated into a workflow, FFmpeg can reduce processing time dramatically.

General Information

Arizona Department of Public Safety
2222 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Dates: October 7 – 8, 2021

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $595.00

Class Outline

Introduction to FFmpeg is a 2-day hands-on workshop in which students will discover the capabilities of this software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Processes will be explored for common analysis techniques including playback, analysis, and transcoding of digital video files. Additionally, new and improved workflows for analyzing and processing both standard and proprietary video file formats will be discussed including:

  • Understanding multimedia frameworks
  • Employing ffplay to view multimedia files
  • Utilizing ffprobe to analyze and create reports of multimedia files
  • Building batch files to automate the multimedia analysis process
  • Applying ffmpeg to transcode multimedia files into an acceptable container
  • Processing techniques that allow for producing clarified results

Topics Include:

Day 1

  • Understanding digital video frameworks
  • “Installation” of FFmpeg and basic syntax
  • Video playback commands
  • Stream analysis of video files

Day 2

  • Converting and transcoding video files
  • Converting and transcoding proprietary video files
  • Batch processing video files
  • Clarifying video files
  • Requirements:
  • Computer Skills
  • Basic computer skills are required to complete this training. A familiarity with command-line syntax is beneficial.

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

A laptop computer must be brought by each student attending this class. The student must have administrative privileges on the laptop so that they may install software during the class. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North
9631 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85021
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxmc-courtyard-phoenix-north

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North
10220 N Metro Pkwy E
Phoenix, AZ 85051
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/phxntdt-doubletree-phoenix-north

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery

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Summary

The Digital Video Evidence Recovery workshop will assist the investigator in recovering video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems. Best practices and guidelines will be discussed as well as the appropriate toolkit for working with digital video security systems. Hands-on exercises will be utilized to assist in understanding recovery techniques. This three-day workshop is available for $895 per student registration.

General Information

Dates: October 12 – 14, 2021

Location: Scottsdale Police Forensic Science
7601 East McKellips Road Bldg B
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $895.00

Class Outline

In 2016, on Saturday September 17 at 8:30 PM an explosion occurs on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people were injured in the explosion. A second potential device was located on West 27th street which was safely removed and analyzed. Video surveillance was retrieved from the surrounding areas and released with requests for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual that was seen in the area where the explosion and second device was found. Shortly thereafter, a bar owner sees and recognizes the person in the released images and calls police. The suspect is arrested Monday, September 19.

Video surveillance has been helping law enforcement agencies around the world investigate, identify and prosecute suspects in a wide variety of cases.  Today Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) used in Digital Closed-Circuit Television Systems are the recorder of choice. These systems record and store digital video on to hard drives as opposed to analog video tapes and while digital systems do offer advantages, many law enforcement agencies are having a difficult time collecting this digital video evidence. Without the proper tools and the appropriate procedures for recovering digital video evidence, the video may be ineffectual, degraded in quality, or simply lost.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video is designed to aid the investigator in understanding the best practices for recovering video evidence from DVRs. Methods of recovering digital video evidence will be discussed and demonstrated. Additionally available tools for recovering video evidence will be shown as well as the must haves for a digital video evidence retrieval kit.

This workshop is appropriate for first responders, crime scene specialists, criminal investigators, and forensic video analysts who recover, review and/or analyze video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems.

Learn how to be prepared for the next case with digital video evidence. Attend the Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video to find out how!

In this course students will learn:

  • Basic technology of digital video security systems
  • Recovery guidelines and best practices for working with digital video systems
  • Tools available for the recovery of video evidence
  • Evidence recovery workflow

Topics Include:

Day 1

  • Understanding digital video technology
  • Understanding digital video security systems
  • Guidelines for the recovery of video evidence

Day 2

  • Assessing the digital video security system
  • Downloading video data directly to removable media
  • Utilizing the display connection to copy video evidence

Day 3

  • Retrieving video data via a network connection
  • Techniques for maintaining the integrity of video data
  • Understanding retrieval methods for cloud camera systems
  • Scene considerations and legal issues

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town
7424 E Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
https://hilton.com
480-481-0400

Hampton Inn and Suites Phoenix Tempe
1415 Scottsdale Road
Tempe, AZ 85281
http://hilton.com
480-941-3441

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is the owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

Introduction to FFmpeg Webinar

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Summary

Introduction to FFmpeg Webinar is a 1-day workshop in which students will learn the powerful capabilities that exist using the free command-line tool FFmpeg. You will learn how to transcode, rewrap, and batch process videos – all from a command-line interface. Once integrated into a workflow, FFmpeg can reduce processing time dramatically.

General Information

On-line Webinar using Webex.

Class Outline

Introduction to FFmpeg Webinar is a 1-day online workshop in which students will discover the capabilities of this software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Processes will be explored for common analysis techniques including playback, analysis, and transcoding of digital video files. Additionally, new and improved workflows for analyzing and processing both standard and proprietary video file formats will be discussed including:

  • Understanding multimedia frameworks
  • Employing ffplay to view multimedia files
  • Building batch files to automate the multimedia analysis process
  • Applying ffmpeg to transcode multimedia files into an acceptable container

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery

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Summary

The Digital Video Evidence Recovery workshop will assist the investigator in recovering video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems. Best practices and guidelines will be discussed as well as the appropriate toolkit for working with digital video security systems. Hands-on exercises will be utilized to assist in understanding recovery techniques. This three-day workshop is available for $995 per student registration.

General Information

Plantation Police Department
451 NW 70th Terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Dates: February 19 – 21, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $995.00

Class Outline

In 2016, on Saturday September 17 at 8:30 PM an explosion occurs on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people were injured in the explosion. A second potential device was located on West 27th street which was safely removed and analyzed. Video surveillance was retrieved from the surrounding areas and released with requests for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual that was seen in the area where the explosion and second device was found. Shortly thereafter, a bar owner sees and recognizes the person in the released images and calls police. The suspect is arrested Monday, September 19.

Video surveillance has been helping law enforcement agencies around the world investigate, identify and prosecute suspects in a wide variety of cases.  Today Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) used in Digital Closed-Circuit Television Systems are the recorder of choice. These systems record and store digital video on to hard drives as opposed to analog video tapes and while digital systems do offer advantages, many law enforcement agencies are having a difficult time collecting this digital video evidence. Without the proper tools and the appropriate procedures for recovering digital video evidence, the video may be ineffectual, degraded in quality, or simply lost.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video is designed to aid the investigator in understanding the best practices for recovering video evidence from DVRs. Methods of recovering digital video evidence will be discussed and demonstrated. Additionally available tools for recovering video evidence will be shown as well as the must haves for a digital video evidence retrieval kit.

This workshop is appropriate for first responders, crime scene specialists, criminal investigators, and forensic video analysts who recover, review and/or analyze video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems.

Learn how to be prepared for the next case with digital video evidence. Attend the Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video to find out how!

In this course students will learn:

  • Basic technology of digital video security systems
  • Recovery guidelines and best practices for working with digital video systems
  • Tools available for the recovery of video evidence
  • Evidence recovery workflow

Topics Include:

Day 1

  • Understanding digital video technology
  • Understanding digital video security systems
  • Guidelines for the recovery of video evidence

Day 2

  • Organizing a toolkit for the recovery of video evidence
  • Researching digital video security systems
  • Deciphering hardware and software technologies
  • Utilizing a network connection to retrieve video evidence

Day 3

  • Recovering the best evidence from digital video systems
  • Understanding best practices for retrieving video from cloud based video security systems
  • Maintaining chain of custody
  • Submitting the evidentiary copy

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hampton Inn Ft Lauderdale/Plantation
7801 SW 6th Street
Plantation, FL 33324
hilton.com

Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale/Plantation
8530 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
hyatt.com

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is the owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio, and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery

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Summary

The Digital Video Evidence Recovery workshop will assist the investigator in recovering video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems. Best practices and guidelines will be discussed as well as the appropriate toolkit for working with digital video security systems. Hands-on exercises will be utilized to assist in understanding recovery techniques. This three-day workshop is available for $995 per student registration.

General Information

Tacoma Police Department
Headquarters
3701 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Dates: March 8 – 10, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $995.00

Class Outline

In 2016, on Saturday September 17 at 8:30 PM an explosion occurs on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people were injured in the explosion. A second potential device was located on West 27th street which was safely removed and analyzed. Video surveillance was retrieved from the surrounding areas and released with requests for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual that was seen in the area where the explosion and second device was found. Shortly thereafter, a bar owner sees and recognizes the person in the released images and calls police. The suspect is arrested Monday, September 19.

Video surveillance has been helping law enforcement agencies around the world investigate, identify and prosecute suspects in a wide variety of cases.  Today Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) used in Digital Closed-Circuit Television Systems are the recorder of choice. These systems record and store digital video on to hard drives as opposed to analog video tapes and while digital systems do offer advantages, many law enforcement agencies are having a difficult time collecting this digital video evidence. Without the proper tools and the appropriate procedures for recovering digital video evidence, the video may be ineffectual, degraded in quality, or simply lost.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video is designed to aid the investigator in understanding the best practices for recovering video evidence from DVRs. Methods of recovering digital video evidence will be discussed and demonstrated. Additionally available tools for recovering video evidence will be shown as well as the must haves for a digital video evidence retrieval kit.

This workshop is appropriate for first responders, crime scene specialists, criminal investigators, and forensic video analysts who recover, review and/or analyze video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems.

Learn how to be prepared for the next case with digital video evidence. Attend the Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video to find out how!

In this course students will learn:

  • Basic technology of digital video security systems
  • Recovery guidelines and best practices for working with digital video systems
  • Tools available for the recovery of video evidence
  • Evidence recovery workflow

Topics Include:

Day 1

  • Understanding digital video technology
  • Understanding digital video security systems
  • Guidelines for the recovery of video evidence

Day 2

  • Organizing a toolkit for the recovery of video evidence
  • Researching digital video security systems
  • Deciphering hardware and software technologies
  • Utilizing a network connection to retrieve video evidence

Day 3

  • Recovering the best evidence from digital video systems
  • Understanding best practices for retrieving video from cloud based video security systems
  • Maintaining chain of custody
  • Submitting the evidentiary copy

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
marriott.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown
2102 S C Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
ihg.com

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is the owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio, and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis

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Summary

Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis will introduce the fundamentals of audio, and the processing techniques for forensic audio clarification. This three-day hands-on workshop will cover sound fundamentals, forensic audio “Best practices,” common audio problems, and basic audio enhancement principles. Students will learn how to improve audio recording issues with software tools like Audacity, iZotope RX 4, Sound Forge 11, and Pro Tools.

Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with administrative access to install programs. All software for this training will be provided and installed on the first day. The laptop should be utilizing a 64-bit operating system. For more information contact Training@resvid.com 

General Information

St Paul Police Department
Richard Rowan Training Facility
600 Lafayette Road North
St Paul, MN 55130

Dates: March 28 – 30, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $895.00

Class Outline

With the proliferation of small digital recorders, cell phones, and video cameras that capture audio data, it is no wonder that audio evidence is an increasingly important part of today’s  investigations. Unfortunately there is no shortage of noisy, muffled, unintelligible audio that limits its usefulness. Do you have the knowledge and expertise to enhance audio evidence and present it in court?

Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis will introduce the fundamentals of audio, and the processing techniques for forensic audio clarification. This three-day hands-on workshop will cover sound fundamentals, forensic audio “Best practices,” common audio problems, and basic audio enhancement principles. Students will learn how to improve audio recording issues with software tools like Audacity, iZotope RX 4, Sound Forge 11, and Pro Tools. Attendees will also receive information on forensic audio reference resources as well as an overview of other enhancement tools currently available.

In this course students will learn:

  • Fundamentals of recording, playback and audio evidence handling
  • Overview of software tools for examination and enhancement
  • Special considerations for audio from video files
  • Forensic audio analysis workflow, documentation and court issues

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

A laptop computer must be brought by each student attending this class. The student must have administrative privileges on the laptop so that they may install software during the class. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown St Paul
200 7th Street W
St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mspdohx-hampton-suites-downtown-st-paul/

Springhill Suites by Marriott St Paul Downtown
472 Jackson Street
St Paul, MN 55101
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mspsu-springhill-suites-st-paul-downtown/

Instructor

Allen R Combs is the chief forensic analyst for Combs Forensic Services, and has completed hundreds of forensic audio, video, and image investigations for criminal and civil cases in the United States and abroad. As an instructor for Resolution Video, and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), Allen provides forensic audio and video training to top law enforcement agencies, foreign governments, and public and private sector forensic specialists from all over the world. Allen also serves as a technical assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Allen is an active member of multiple professional industry organizations including the International Association for Identification (IAI), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), and has provided consultation to several media outlets.

Forensic Audio Enhancement with iZotope

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Summary

Forensic Audio Enhancement with iZotope is a two-day hands-on workshop that will cover the features, tools, processes, and advanced enhancement techniques of iZotope RX.

Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with administrative access to install programs. All software for this training will be provided and installed on the first day. The laptop should be utilizing a 64-bit operating system. For more information contact Training@resvid.com 

General Information

St Paul Police Department
Richard Rowan Training Facility
600 Lafayette Road North
St Paul, MN 55130

Dates: March 31 – April 1, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $495.00

Class Outline

Forensic Audio Enhancement with iZotope RX provides students with an in-depth look at the revolutionary forensic workflow and tools available in the iZotope RX software. RX is the most comprehensive, and cost effective all-in-one audio enhancement software program available. This two-day hands-on workshop will cover the features, tools, processes, and advanced enhancement techniques not covered in the Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis class.

In this course students will learn:

  • Advanced techniques for removing all types of noise
  • The effects of harmonics on audio signals and how to correct these issues
  • Minimization of artifacts and added processing noise
  • Different edit modes, and shortcuts for speed and efficiency
  • Exporting settings and processing history for reporting
  • Explanation and demonstration of each application module and plug-in

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

A laptop computer must be brought by each student attending this class. The student must have administrative privileges on the laptop so that they may install software during the class. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown St Paul
200 7th Street W
St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mspdohx-hampton-suites-downtown-st-paul/

Springhill Suites by Marriott St Paul Downtown
472 Jackson Street
St Paul, MN 55101
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mspsu-springhill-suites-st-paul-downtown/

Instructor

Allen R Combs is the chief forensic analyst for Combs Forensic Services, and has completed hundreds of forensic audio, video, and image investigations for criminal and civil cases in the United States and abroad. As an instructor for Resolution Video, and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), Allen provides forensic audio and video training to top law enforcement agencies, foreign governments, and public and private sector forensic specialists from all over the world. Allen also serves as a technical assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Allen is an active member of multiple professional industry organizations including the International Association for Identification (IAI), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), and has provided consultation to several media outlets.

Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysts

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Summary

The Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysts workshop is designed to introduce and build upon image processing techniques for video evidence. This thorough workshop is recommended for analysts with limited experience using Adobe Photoshop, those using previous versions, or for those wishing to learn the new powerful features of the Adobe Photoshop application. This four-day workshop is available for $995 per student registration.

General Information

St Paul Police Department Richard Rowan Training Facility
600 Lafayette Road North
St Paul, MN 55130

Dates: April 25 – 28, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $995.00

Class Outline

In this four-day hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to the key features of Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge for use in the Forensic Video Analysis process. You will explore best practices for image processing and learn the more advanced tools used in the forensic video analysis workflow including:

  • Using sophisticated automations and actions to process images from video evidence
  • Employing custom filters for deblurring, sharpening and pattern elimination techniques
  • Applying color isolation processes for image clarification
  • Employing layer modes to build image processing levels
  • Using Adobe Photoshop Extended to apply processes over multiple video frames

Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with the Adobe Photoshop software installed. The laptop should be utilizing a 64 bit operating system. A trial version of the Adobe Photoshop software is available from the Adobe website. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Facility from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hampton Inn and Suites
200 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
hilton.com

Hyatt Place St Paul Downtown
180 Kellogg Blvd E
St Paul, MN 55101
hyatt.com

Instructor

George Reis is the president and owner of Imaging Forensics, Inc. and has been providing expert witness services and training in forensic image analysis, forensic video analysis, and forensic and technical photography through Imaging Forensics since 2004. He has testified more than 60 times in depositions and in Federal, State, and Military Courts. He has provided training throughout the United States to individuals and agencies including the FBI, Secret Service, US Army Crime Lab; and internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Qatar, Canada, and Australia. Reis worked from 1989 to 2004 at the Newport Beach Police Department in Southern California, as a forensic photographer, image analyst, crime scene investigator, and latent fingerprint examiner. He introduced digital imaging to that agency in 1992, making them one of the first law enforcement agencies in the world to utilize this technology.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery

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Summary

The Digital Video Evidence Recovery workshop will assist the investigator in recovering video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems. Best practices and guidelines will be discussed as well as the appropriate toolkit for working with digital video security systems. Hands-on exercises will be utilized to assist in understanding recovery techniques. This three-day workshop is available for $995 per student registration.

General Information

Portland Police Training Center
14912 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230

Dates: June 7 – 9, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $995.00

Class Outline

In 2016, on Saturday September 17 at 8:30 PM an explosion occurs on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people were injured in the explosion. A second potential device was located on West 27th street which was safely removed and analyzed. Video surveillance was retrieved from the surrounding areas and released with requests for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual that was seen in the area where the explosion and second device was found. Shortly thereafter, a bar owner sees and recognizes the person in the released images and calls police. The suspect is arrested Monday, September 19.

Video surveillance has been helping law enforcement agencies around the world investigate, identify and prosecute suspects in a wide variety of cases.  Today Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) used in Digital Closed-Circuit Television Systems are the recorder of choice. These systems record and store digital video on to hard drives as opposed to analog video tapes and while digital systems do offer advantages, many law enforcement agencies are having a difficult time collecting this digital video evidence. Without the proper tools and the appropriate procedures for recovering digital video evidence, the video may be ineffectual, degraded in quality, or simply lost.

Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video is designed to aid the investigator in understanding the best practices for recovering video evidence from DVRs. Methods of recovering digital video evidence will be discussed and demonstrated. Additionally available tools for recovering video evidence will be shown as well as the must haves for a digital video evidence retrieval kit.

This workshop is appropriate for first responders, crime scene specialists, criminal investigators, and forensic video analysts who recover, review and/or analyze video evidence from Digital Video Security Systems.

Learn how to be prepared for the next case with digital video evidence. Attend the Digital Video Evidence Recovery Seminar presented by Resolution Video to find out how!

In this course students will learn:

  • Basic technology of digital video security systems
  • Recovery guidelines and best practices for working with digital video systems
  • Tools available for the recovery of video evidence
  • Evidence recovery workflow

Topics Include:

Day 1

  • Understanding digital video technology
  • Understanding digital video security systems
  • Guidelines for the recovery of video evidence

Day 2

  • Organizing a toolkit for the recovery of video evidence
  • Researching digital video security systems
  • Deciphering hardware and software technologies
  • Utilizing a network connection to retrieve video evidence

Day 3

  • Recovering the best evidence from digital video systems
  • Understanding best practices for retrieving video from cloud based video security systems
  • Maintaining chain of custody
  • Submitting the evidentiary copy

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hilton Garden Inn
12048 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
11922 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
marriott.com

Best Western Plus
11938 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
bestwestern.com

Hyatt Place Portland
9750 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
hyatt.com

Instructor

Dorothy Stout is the owner of Resolution Video Inc. which provides training on Forensic Multimedia Analysis and services for the examination and analysis of video, audio, and image evidence. She has been involved in Forensic Video Analysis since 1998 during her career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and also performed as a Forensic Video Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL). She has worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a forensic video/digital video technical consultant. Ms. Stout has been qualified as an expert and testified in all levels of the United States Courts and continues to offer expert testimony in civil and criminal cases involving video evidence. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, in Washington, DC, the University of Indianapolis, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Stout holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.