WHAT WE DO:
Owen Forensic Services, L.L.C., maintains a state-of-the-art facility for the purposes of digital audio clarification, digital video clarification, digital audio and video authenticity analysis, voice identification and media/data recovery. We provide forensic consulting, examination, expert testimony, and over 25 years of experience in analyzing, clarifying, authenticating all recorded evidence for presentation in court. Our hardware and software are the latest that technology has to offer. Our specialty is providing our clients with powerful demonstrative evidence and fact-based testimony.
Digital Video Evidence Recovery
Extraction of video evidence from DVR’s, CCTV surveillance systems and other video sources.
Audio clarification is the process of “cleaning up” the audio recording to improve and clarify audible quality of the recording.
- Remove hum, static and background noise
- Isolate and amplify speech
- Decrease or remove unwanted traffic noise, restaurant chatter, and the
- Increase intelligibility of the speech recorded
Video Clarification improves the visual quality of images and video.
- Stabilize video frames, correct the “shake” of the
- Expose images that are too dark to see
- Clarify and define personal characteristics of individuals or their belongings (tattoos) (Make and model of car) (license plate)
Still image and photograph clarification. Image clarification of a single image or photo.
- Owen Forensic Services uses the latest advancements in image technology to restore, refine and sharpen image Whether employing it to make an unusable image good, a good image better or giving a great image that extra edge, we produce unparalleled sharpening and de- blurring results.
Another aspect to verifying authenticity of images is to check the integrity of the images. Image analysis is invaluable. There is data that can be obtained from photos to verify if the image has been modified.
A forensic tool that works in conjunction with video and image clarification is Photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is defined as “the science and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and their environment through the process of capturing, measuring and interpreting photographic images.” For example, a suspect’s height can be determined if there are known measurable objects in the same location where the incident took place.
Audio and Video Authentication and Tampering Analysis
Recorded evidence can be analyzed to determine whether any data has been tampered with. We use specialized software to determine whether any data has been altered, deleted, or added. All devices that record leave a “signature”. It is by examining suspicious signatures or edits that we can determine whether an audio or video has been tampered with.
Voice Comparison Analysis
Voice Comparison Analysis or speaker recognition is used to exclude or confirm an individual as the speaker on the recorded evidence. Speech can be compared and analyzed of different individuals using computer software using spectrographic and biometric analyses. Since each voice is unique to every individual, using different analyses to do forensic comparisons will provide answers that can exclude or confirm individual speakers.
Once and audio clarification has been done, sometimes certain key phrases will still be of marginal quality. Forensic transcription is a focused transcript of words spoken.
Each individual training course is specifically tailored to the needs of the students. All classes are completely hands on and involve real forensic case work. All courses are a week long and are the equivalent of 40 hrs. Descriptions of our curriculum can be found on our website at Private Training Overview
Certification and Testimony
Owen Forensic Services has introduced recorded evidence into several civil and criminal cases. We have extensive experience in State and Federal courts, Courtoom trials, civil hearings and trials, depositions and arbitrations.
Retrieval of video surveillance, authentication and clarification,
- Authenticity of recorded evidence. Voice mails, cell phone recordings, home surveillance system, doorbell recordings.
- Presenting forensically clarified audio or video evidence. Clarify all background noise and images.
- The results of audio, video, image analysis, and speaker identification
Owen Forensic Services is a two-generation company with a combined 60 years of experience. Our hardware and software uses cutting edge technology that meets all of our clients evidence needs in audio, video and voice comparison technology. As experienced expert analysts, we can provide demonstrative evidence that will be extremely instrumental to the development and outcome of the case.
How can we help?
If you need any additional information about the capabilities of audio and video analysis, or voice comparison analysis, if you would like to discuss your case, or our services or policies, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.