The Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis 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 | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | Research & Development Needs | Presentations
Julie Carnes, Subcommittee Chair, Target Corporation
Marla Englander Carroll, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Forensic Video & Audio Associates, Inc
Patricia Mullaney, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Mike Baker, Sacramento Police Department
Wendy Dinova-Wimmer, Adobe
John Ellis, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. (Legal Representative)
Christopher Iber, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Neil F. Johnson, DARPA
Jan Johnson, Illinois State Police (Quality Representative)
Spencer Ledesma, Houston Forensics Science Center
Keith A. Mancini, Westcherster County (New York) Forensic Lab
Abhyuday Mandal, University of Georgia (Statistics Representative)
Aaron Matson, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory
Michael Piper, Target Corporation (Human Factors Representative)
George Reis, Imaging Forensics
Matthew Steiner, New York Police Department
Rand Swartz, Anne Arundel County Police Department
Andrew D. Taravella, Houston Police Department
John Twomey, U.S. Secret Service
Jesus R. Valenzuela, Seattle Police Department
Tier 1: On the OSAC Registry
Tier 2: Published by an SDO
- ASTM E2825-19 Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing.
Tier 3: Sent to an SDO
Tier 4: Under Development
- Guidelines for the Forensic Use of Photogrammetry.
- Standard Guide for Image Authentication.
- Standard Guide for Forensic Video Analysis.
- Standard Guidelines for Autopsy Photography.
- Standard Guidelines for Laboratory Photography.
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registry constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
- ASTM Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing
- ASTM Standard Terminology for Digital and Multimedia Examination
- ENSFI/IFSA Minimum Requirements for Electronic Evidence Analysis
- ENSFI/IFSA Best Practices Manual for the Forensic Examination of Digital Technology
- ISO Storage Security
- ISO Guidelines for Analysis and Interpretation of Digital Evidence
- ISO Information Technology, Security Techniques, Incident Investigations Principles and Processes
- LEVA Best Practices for the Acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence
IACP (International Association Chiefs of Police) (http://www.iacp.org)
- IACP Digital In-Car Video Systems: Minimum Performance Specifications
- SWGIT Section 1 - Overview of SWGIT and the Use of Imaging Technology in the Criminal Justice System
- SWGIT Section 2 - Staying Current in Digital Imaging Technologies: Considerations for Managers
- SWGIT Section 3 - Field Photography Equipment and Supporting Infrastructure
- SWGIT Section 6 - Guidelines and Recommendations for Training in Imaging Technologies in the Criminal Justice System
- SWGIT Section 7 - Best Practices for Forensic Video Analysis
- SWGIT Section 8 - General Guidelines for Capturing Latent Impressions Using a Digital Camera
- SWGIT Section 9 - General Guidelines for Photographing Footwear and Tire Impressions
- SWGIT Section 11 - Best Practices for Documenting Image Enhancement
- SWGIT Section 12 - Best Practices for Forensic Image Analysis
- SWGIT Section 13 - Best Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Digital Images and Digital Video
- SWGIT Section 14 - Best Practices for Image Authentication
- SWGIT Section 15 - Best Practices for Archiving Digital and Multimedia Evidence (DME) in the Criminal Justice System
- SWGIT Section 16 - Best Practices for Forensic Photographic Comparison
- SWGIT Section 17 - Digital Imaging Technology Issues for the Courts
- SWGIT Section 18 - Best Practices for Automated Image Processing
- SWGIT Section 20 - Recommendations and Guidelines for Crime Scene/Critical Incident Videography
- SWGIT Section 21 - Procedure for Testing Scanner Resolution for Latent Print Imaging
- SWGIT Section 22 - Procedure for Testing Digital Camera System Resolution for Latent Print Photography
- SWGIT Section 23 - Best Practices for the Analysis of Digital Video Recorders
- SWGIT Section 24 - Best Practices for the Retrieval of Digital Video
SWGDE/SWGIT Joint (relevant to VITAL) (http://www.swgde.org)
- SWGDE-SWGIT Recommended Guidelines for Developing SOPs
- SWGDE-SWGIT Guidelines and Recommendations for Training
SWGDE (relevant to VITAL - other SWGDE documents on their website) (http://www.swgde.org)
- SWGDE Training Guidelines for Video Analysis, Image Analysis and Photography
- SWGDE Digital & Multimedia Evidence Glossary
- SWGDE Proficiency Test Program Guidelines
- SWGDE Best Practices for the Forensic Use of Photogrammetry
- SWGDE Best Practices for the Photographic Comparison for All Disciplines