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, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)
Marla Carroll, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Forensic Video & Audio Associates, Inc
Patricia Mullaney, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Wendy Dinova-Wimmer, Adobe
John Ellis, Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr. INC. ( Legal Task Group and Terminology 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)
Matthew Steiner, New York Police Department
Andrew D. Taravella, Houston Police Department
John Twomey, U.S. Secret Service
Jesus R. Valenzuela, Seattle Police Department
Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) & Eligible for the OSAC Registry
Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing. At an SDO for Further Development & Publication
Standard Guide for Post Mortem Examination Photography (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry). OSAC 2021-S-0027,
Standard Guide for Laboratory Photography (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry).
OSAC Proposed Standard on the OSAC 2021-S-0037, Standard Guide for Forensic Photogrammetry ( Registry). OSAC 2022-S-0001,
Standard Guide for Image Comparison Opinions (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry).
OSAC 2023-N-0001, Standard Practice for Training in the Areas of Video Analysis, Image Analysis and Photography (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry ).
OSAC 2023-S-0006, Standard Guide for Photographing Scars, Marks, and Tattoos. (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry ).
Standard Guide for Crime Scene Photography. Standard Guide for Developing Discipline-Specific Methodology by ACE-V.
note: this standard is being drafted in collaboration with the physics/pattern interpretation sac and will follow the legacy registry approval process after it is published.
SWGDE Best Practices for Image Content Analysis.
SWGDE Digital Image Compression and File Formats Guidelines.
SWGDE Guidelines for Capturing Friction Ridge Detail.
Standard Guide for Image Authentication. OSAC 2022-S-0031,
Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Video Examination Workflow. Standard Practice for Data Acquisition from Digital Video Recording Systems.
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.
SWGDE Best Practices for Archiving Digital and Multimedia Evidence.
SWGDE Guidelines for Validation Testing.
Research & Development Needs
Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos
Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee Updates, International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference, August 2022.
Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee Updates, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting, February 2021.
Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee Updates, AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting, February 2020.
Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee Updates, IAI Conference, August 2019.
Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee, IAI Conference, August 2018. 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.