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Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee

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The Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the application of methods and technologies to analyze information related to forensic imagery from a variety of systems.

Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products



Christina Malone, Subcommittee Chair, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)

Marla Carroll, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Forensic Video & Audio Associates, Inc

Patricia Mullaney, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Virginia Department of Forensic Science


Jason Cuddyer, Atlas Consulting LLC

Wendy Dinova-Wimmer, Adobe

John Ellis, Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr. INC. (Legal Task Group representative)

Brandon Epstein, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

Jordan Graves, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Neil Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Melissa Kimbrell, Amped Software

Spencer Ledesma, Houston Forensic Science Center

Keith Mancini, Westcherster County Forensic Laboratory

Abhyuday Mandal, University of Georgia (Statistics Task Group representative)

Aaron Matson, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

Michelle Montonera, Travis County Medical Examiner

Jackeline Moral, Houston Forensic Science Center (Quality Task Group representative)


Michael Piper, Target Corporation (Human Factors Task Group representative)

Melissa Southern, Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

Matthew Steiner, New York Police Department 

Andrew D. Taravella, Houston Police Department

John Twomey, U.S. Secret Service

Jesus R. Valenzuela, Seattle Police Department

Affiliate Members


Published by an SDO


Sent to an SDO

Under Development

  • OSAC 2021-S-0036, Standard Guide for Image Authentication.
  • OSAC 2021-S-0037, Standard Guide for Photogrammetry. 
  • OSAC 2022-S-0001, Standard Guide for Image Based Comparison Conclusions/Opinions (OSAC Proposed Standard drafted in collaboration with the Facial Identification Subcommittee).
  • OSAC 2022-S-0031, Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Video Examination Workflow.
  • OSAC 2023-N-0001, Training Guidelines for Video Analysis, Image Analysis and Photography.
  • Standard Practice for Data Acquisition from Digital Video Recording Systems.
  • Standard Guide for Photographing Injuries, Scars, Marks, & Tattoos.
  • Guide for Image Content Analysis.
  • Standard Guide on Reporting Image and Video Analysis Results. 
  • Standard Guide on Process Based Quality Assurance Criteria for Digital and Multimedia Evidence.

Other Work Products


Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References

These documents/websites may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright. Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.

Created June 27, 2014, Updated October 25, 2022