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Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee

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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 | Other Work Products



Julie Carnes, Subcommittee Chair, Target Corporation

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

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


Mike Baker, Sacramento District Attorneys Office

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

Brandon Epstein, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

Jordan Graves, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Neil Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Spencer Ledesma, Houston Forensic Science Center

Christina Malone, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)

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

Aaron Matson, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

Kimberly Meline, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michelle Montonera, Travis County Medical Examiner

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

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

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


Published by an SDO

  • ASTM E2825-19 Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing (currently under review by the subcommittee).

Sent to an SDO

Under Development

  • Standard Guide for Source and Content Authentication.
  • Standard Guide for Autopsy Photography.
  • Standard Guide for Laboratory (Controlled Environment) Photography.
  • Standard Guide for Forensic Video Analysis.
  • Standard Guide for Photogrammetry.

Other Work Products


Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References

These documents 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.


  • 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) (

  • 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) (

  • SWGDE-SWGIT Recommended Guidelines for Developing SOPs
  • SWGDE-SWGIT Guidelines and Recommendations for Training

SWGDE (relevant to VITAL - other SWGDE documents on their website) (

  • 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
Created June 27, 2014, Updated October 14, 2021