Cameras have become ubiquitous in our environment; we are never too far away from a video-capturing device. Closed-circuit television, better known by its abbreviation CCTV, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a monitor in a specific place. These video recordings capture events and the actions of individuals, providing useful evidence for use in a criminal investigation or civil suit.
Besides the use of cameras for video surveillance, it is also common to find in-car cameras (or dashcams) installed in vehicles. In the event of a traffic collision, the captured video recording from the involved parties and nearby vehicles can be analysed for insurance purposes or criminal investigations.
How can TFEG help you?
Video analysis can be performed on recovered recording to answer the questions of “Who”, “What” “When”, “Where” and “How” in order to reconstruct an event. Our experts have the relevant domain knowledge, expertise and equipment to review the recording to assist you with the following:
- Frame-by-frame analysis,
- Sift out the details in the recording,
- Compare objects in different videos, or compare them with objects to determine similarity, differences or alterations,
- Perform speed calculations to ascertain whether a vehicle was travelling below or above the road speed limit,
- Reconstruct incidents to understand the events preceding, during and after an incident,
- Present the findings and opinions clearly and effectively in an expert report that is admissible in the courts, and
- Provide expert testimony on the forensic findings and conclusions.
Video recording can provide the critical objective evidence needed to strengthen or prove your case. Based on a preliminary review of the recording, our highly qualified experts can pinpoint the most relevant and useful scientific analyses to take your case forward.
After locating the section of interest in the recording, we follow through with methodical processing and comprehensive analysis of the individual frames in that section to reveal details and information that are otherwise not observable or evident.
Factors affecting forensic video analysis: Not all video recordings can be processed to miraculously reveal all the details. The extent of forensic processing and analysis that can be performed depends heavily on the quality of the video, the distance of the object from the camera, its angle with respect to the camera, lighting and other environmental factors.
Effective expert report and testimony: Having been involved in civil and criminal cases, including high profile ones such as the Little India Riot where video analysis was central to the accident reconstruction findings, our experts are experienced in presenting video and image findings and their expert opinions in the most effective manner – in the forensic report and in court.
Submit your video recording without any additional compression: It is important to submit the best video recording to obtain the best results. Working on a poor copy of the recording which has undergone additional compression creates undue limitations, and often leads to unsuccessful video analysis.
The Forensic Experts Group is here to lend a voice to the voiceless. Send in your enquiries for video analysis and let us evaluate how our video and image analysis experts can assist you.
Give us a call at 6459 0494 or drop us an email at email@example.com.
- Does the Video Recording Mirror What the Motorist Sees?
- Do You See What I See – Pitfalls of Video Analysis in Traffic Collision Cases – Singapore Law Gazette, Oct 2018