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4 February 1999 Analyzing crime scene videos
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Proceedings Volume 3576, Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies; (1999)
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Since late 1996 the Forensic Identification Services Section of the Ontario Provincial Police has been actively involved in state-of-the-art image capture and the processing of video images extracted from crime scene videos. The benefits and problems of this technology for video analysis are discussed. All analysis is being conducted on SUN Microsystems UNIX computers, networked to a digital disk recorder that is used for video capture. The primary advantage of this system over traditional frame grabber technology is reviewed. Examples from actual cases are presented and the successes and limitations of this approach are explored. Suggestions to companies implementing security technology plans for various organizations (banks, stores, restaurants, etc.) will be made. Future directions for this work and new technologies are also discussed.
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Cindy C. Cunningham and Tracy D. Peloquin "Analyzing crime scene videos", Proc. SPIE 3576, Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies, (4 February 1999);


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