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Fundamentals of Video Evidence for Investigations – FVEI (3-Day) Cancelled due to Corona

April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

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This 3-day course is the first 3 days of our FVA 101 course.  It provides an overview of Best Practices and is predominantly geared towards hands-on investigative processing.  Students spend the majority of the class doing hands-on investigative processing tasks like extracting the video to a playable format, extracting images, converting/transcoding, and basic image clarification for quickly producing actionable investigative leads

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who recovers, handles, processes or disseminates Digital & Multimedia Evidence (DME), including administrative staff, patrol officers, detectives, investigators, as well as both new and experienced DME Technicians/Analysts.

Topics Include

  • Digital Video Evidence Overview
  • Documentation & SOPs
  • Verification & Integrity
  • Digital Evidence Management w/QuickDME
  • Understanding Digital CCTV Recorders
  • Assessment & Preservation
  • Native File Recovery
  • Multimedia Transcoding & Re-wrapping
  • Developing DME Workflows
  • Basic image clarification for BOLOs and alerts

Workflow Practical Exercises

Lecutre and Hands-on practical exercises on developing sound DME workflows for INVESTIGATIVE processing.  Students will be introduced to various Ocean Systems tools, as well as various related Freeware & Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions.  Students are given practical exercises to process DME, then we collectively review each exercise together as a class.  Students will work on sample media from a multitude of sources and are welcome to bring their own media to work with, as time permits.


  • Understand usage and application of various industry Best Practices for the Acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence.
  • 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.
  • Gain practical experience developing sound DME workflows for INVESTIGATIVE recovery, processing & dissemination.
  • Learn basic DME clarification techniques for investigative processing & dissemination for lead generation.

Tools Used

Ocean Systems Omnivore™, ClearID®, and QuickDME™.  FOSS tools discussed include FFmpeg, VirtualDub, Forevid, MediaInfo, ExifTool, VLC Media Player, MPC-HC media player and more.

Nearby Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia/Laurel
7531 Montpelier Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Direct: 240-360-2725
Reservations: Click Here
Ocean Systems has negotiated a special corporate rate for our customers – $129 (plus taxes). This package includes breakfast and buffet style dinner (Mon.-Thurs).
Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
2200 Broadbirch Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Direct: 301-622-3333
Reservations: Click Here
Ocean Systems has negotiated a special corporate rate for our customers – $145 (plus taxes). This package includes cooked to order breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton – Laurel
15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
Direct: 301-776-5300
Reservations: Click Here
Ocean Systems has negotiated a special corporate rate for our customers – $109 (plus taxes).


April 20 @ 8:00 am
April 22 @ 5:00 pm
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