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Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee

Members of the OSAC Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee
Members of the OSAC Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee (July 2019)

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 | OSAC Registry Approved ItemsDocuments in Process | Research & Development Needs | Discipline-Specific Baseline DocumentsPresentations


Julie Carnes, Subcommittee Chair, Target Corporation

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

Christina Malone, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Defense Forensic Science Center


Mike Baker, Sacramento Police Department

Brian Brill, Mountain Graphix

Wendy Dinova-Wimmer, Adobe

Kenneth James Hoerricks, Towcester Abbey Praeceptory

Christopher Iber, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Neil F. Johnson, DARPA/Gryphon Schafer

Spencer Ledesma, Houston Forensic Science Center

Keith A. Mancini, Westchester County (New York) Forensic Lab

Aaron Matson, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

Patricia M. Reiber, Virginia Department of Forensic Science

George Reis, Imaging Forensics

Matthew Steiner, NYPD Crime Scene Unit

Rand Swartz, National Autopsy Assay Group

Andrew D. Taravella, Houston Police Department

John Twomey, U.S. Secret Service

Jesus R. Valenzuela, Seattle Police Department

Robert Young, City of Mesa (Arizona) Police Department

OSAC Registry Approved Documents 

  • None currently.

Documents in Process

Under Development:

  • Standard Guide for Content and Source Authentication.

  • Standard Guide for Forensic Photogrammetry.

  • Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Video Analysis.

Work Product Sent to SDO (ASTM):

  • ASTM WK61709 Standard Practice for Data Retrieval from Digital CCTV System.
  • ASTM WK66357 Guide for Standard Guide for Latent Print Evidence Imaging Resolution.
  • ASTM WK66417 Guide for Training Guidelines for Video Analysis, Image Analysis and Photography.
  • ASTM WK69872 Standard Guide for Crime Scene Photography.

SDO Published: 

  • ASTM E2825-19 Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing.

Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process: 

  • ASTM E2825-19 Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Imaging Processing.

Research & Development Needs

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

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 Registries 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):

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


In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.

– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015

Created June 27, 2014, Updated December 10, 2019