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If you are interested in the basic Ocean Systems dTective Video Forensic Training 4 day class, please see our class schedule.

Forensic Video Analysis - FVA 101

Introduction to Forensic Video Analysis - 4 Days

Introduction to Forensic Video Analysis is 4 day course that provides a comprehensive approach to your casework for both digital and analog video evidence with a primary focus on our stream-lined workflows and digital media processing. It is intended for anyone who is new to the field of FVA or persons who have not been formally trained using these tools.

Topics will include: workflow concepts, digital and analog video recover, capture & processing, image clarification, basic video editing and annotation, final output options, and media management & archiving.

The learning environment consists of lectures and hands-on exercises designed to allow the student to become familiar with video analysis and clarification while working with real cases.

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 the Introduction to Forensic Video Analysis course.

Certification: A certificate will be given to participants who complete this training and demonstrate a working knowledge of these techniques. Certificates are handed out on the end of the last day 4PM.

Class size = 14 students (max)

Day 1

  • Introduction to the forensic video analysis and workflow concepts
  • Understanding video formats
  • Digital video recovery and working with DVR players
  • Processing digital video with Omnivore ( start class project )
  • Introduction to ClearID image clarification workflow

Day 2

  • ClearID image clarification workflow (cont.)
  • Introduction to digital video processing and analysis using Avid Media Composer
  • Starting a case in Media Composer
  • Basic video editing and non-destructive workflows
  • Importing media and Avid AMA direct media file linking

Day 3

  • Converting time-lapse video to real time & time code stamping video
  • Investigating the video and documenting your observations - video markers
  • Using dTective suite plug-ins SPOTlight, MAGNIFi, dVeloper, arithMATIC
  • Using titles and other video labels
  • Final output for court ( finish class project)
  • Working with and preserving cold case video evidence

Day 4

  • Exporting evidence as video or still image files
  • Processing cell phone videos
  • Media management & project archiving using archive-R
  • Video Field Acquisition using Omnivore Field Kit Overview
  • Investigate audio files using Phrase Find text-to-audio word search overview
  • Forensic audio clarification overview using QE
  • FVA Ethics
  • Certificate of Completion issued

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Forensic Video Analysis - FVA 201 - Continuing ED

Continuing ED Workshop - 3 Days


Prerequisite: Ocean Systems’ 4-day 101 course

This 3-day course provides instruction on the latest software solutions by Ocean Systems for DVR recovery, image clarification, evidence sharing, and work-product management.  Upon completion of this course, students will understand the importance of proper workflow and the software applications used when performing DVR recovery, Image Clarification, and Video Analysis. 

This course will focus on the use of Proper Workflow, Omnivore, Omnivore Field Kit, Clear ID, and Media Composer as a day-to-day solution for digital media and image analysis while utilizing current video formats as means of practical application.

Anyone completing this course will be provided a certificate of completion (worth 24 hrs. of Vendor Training) which can be applied towards a LEVA certification.

This course is recommended for anyone who has completed the 4 day 101 course within the previous 4 years, seeking continuing education/earning vendor training credits toward LEVA certification, or seeking LEVA recertification credits.

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DVR Assessment & Video Recovery Course

DVR Recovery Course - 3 Days


Who Should Attend: This course is recommended for anyone who will be responsible for the recovery of digital video evidence from CCTV systems.

This 3 day class will provide students with an overview of the multiple challenges and issues that may arise or should be considered when acquiring digital video evidence using multiple techniques. It has been developed based on the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA)’s “Best Practices for the Acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence”, with consideration also given to various other industry related guidelines and best practices.

Students will perform evidentiary video recovery from multiple different DVRs using various methods and techniques, to include exporting the native files, copying of the originally recorded files, video capture, network connectivity & acquisition, and exporting. This 3-day course will also provide instruction on Ocean Systems latest solutions for DVR recovery and digital evidence management, to include Omnivore, the Omnivore Field Kit, and Ocean Systems’ soon to be released digital evidence management solution.

  • Be familiar with common technical and legal issues related to the acquisition and use of digital video evidence.

  • Be able to quickly and accurately assess the various types of digital video recording devices used for CCTV systems

  • Learn multiple methods of documenting a digital CCTV system recovery

  • Understand the proper application and use of Ocean Systems’ Omnivore and Omnivore Field Kit for DVR recovery

  • Have hands-on experience acquiring digital video evidence via multiple methods, techniques, and mediums.

  • Understand usage and application of LEVA’s Best Practices for the Acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence

The learning environment consists of lectures, real world examples, and hands-on exercises.

Anyone completing this course will be provided a certificate of completion (worth 24 hrs. of Vendor Training) which can be applied towards a LEVA certification.

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