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Focal Forensics

Focal Forensics

6530 W. 111th Ave
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Phone(970) 319-1148

Website https://focalforensics.com

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Focal Forensics is an award-winning media forensic service trusted by private organizations, lawyers, school districts, and law enforcement personnel. Focal Forensics specializes in Audio, Video, and Image authentication, enhancement, and redaction services. With over 700+ satisfied clients and more than 5800+ videos processed, Focal Forensics is a leader in media forensic services and has a strong reputation as a secure, trustworthy, and reliable company. Based out of Denver, Colorado, the employees at Focal Forensics have extensive training and hold multiple certifications in forensic video analysis and graduate degrees in media forensics. Digital media evidence can be extremely complex work. We believe it's important to hire trained experts who understand how to properly handle and present sensitive digital evidence.

Services

Focal Forensics offers the following services:

Video Redaction
Video Analysis
Video Authentication
Video Enhancement
Audio Redaction
Audio Analysis
Audio Authentication
Audio Enhancement
Image Redaction
Image Analysis
Image Authentication
Image Enhancement
Multimedia Redaction
Multimedia Analysis
Multimedia Authentication
Multimedia Enhancement
Forensic Video Analysis
Forensic Audio Analysis
Forensic Image Analysis
Media Redaction
Audio Redaction

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Image Authentication, Image Enhancement, Audio Analysis, Video Analysis, Audio Redaction, Image Redaction, Media Forensics, Multimedia Evidence.

Profile

Focal Forensics is an award-winning media forensic service trusted by private organizations, lawyers, school districts, and law enforcement personnel. Focal Forensics specializes in Audio, Video, and Image authentication, enhancement, and redaction services. With over 700+ satisfied clients and more than 5800+ videos processed, Focal Forensics is a leader in media forensic services and has a strong reputation as a secure, trustworthy, and reliable company. Based out of Denver, Colorado, the employees at Focal Forensics have extensive training and hold multiple certifications in forensic video analysis and graduate degrees in media forensics. Digital media evidence can be extremely complex work. We believe it's important to hire trained experts who understand how to properly handle and present sensitive digital evidence.

Areas Served

All States

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Professional Experience

Certified forensic video evidence technician specializing in audio and video forensic requests. Honors graduate from The National Center for Media Forensics. Over 10 years experience in comparison and evaluation of digital media evidence in legal matters. Certified Body-worn camera administrator, instructor, and part 107 drone pilot for a Colorado police department.


Licenses

Certified Forensic Video Technician
Body Worn Camera Hardware Certification
Digital Evidence Management Certification
Video Redaction Certification
Multimedia evidence processing


Legal Experience & Services

Testimony
01/29/2019 Miami, FL; Medical Damages (Video Enhancement) [Case-#16-civ-20904-Torres]
Cindy Belanger Vs. Resorts World Bimini. United States District Court Southern district of Florida

04/18/2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL; Fraud investigation (Image Comparison) [Case-#15008519CF10A]
State of Florida Vs. John Robinson. 540 South East 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

02/12/2018 Fort Collins, CO; Child Custody (Image Authentication) [Case-#2013-DR-0572]
Division 1A Larimer County District Court; 201 LaPorte Avenue Fort Collins, Colorado 80521

Depositions
04/12/2018 for the circuit court of the 17th Judicial circuit, in Boward County, Florida. Case number 14-8519CFA (Image Comparison)
State of Florida Vs. John Robinson.


Affiliations

LEVA - Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International, Inc. - Member
AES - (Audio Engineering Society) - Associate Member
IAI - (International Association for Identification) - Member
AAFS - (American Academy of Forensic Science's) - Member


Qualifications

Lead Digital Forensic Examiner Focal Forensics 2017 - Present

Audio, Video, and Image authentication, redaction, enhancement, and comparison requests. Lead examiner regularly in charge of multiple complex digital evidence investigations or redaction requests.
Digital Media Specialist University of Colorado Boulder Police Department August 2019 - Present
Body-worn camera and Fleet camera administrator. In charge of all Digital evidence management. Video redaction specialist processing digital media records requests. Mobile application support specialist and Part 107 drone pilot for CU football games.

Digital Forensic Examiner CACI - 17025 Accredited Forensic Lab August 2016 - August 2017

Forensic Examination of Computer evidence, in charge of maintaining evidence integrity throughout the life cycle of the lab. Primary role creating forensic Images from Laptops, Cellphones, and other multimedia storage devices. Responsible for audio, video, image conversion, and enhancement requests.

Digital Forensic Examiner Cyopsis Forensic Laboratory March 2015 - August 2016

Forensic Examination of Computer evidence, in charge of maintaining evidence integrity throughout the life cycle of the lab. Primary role creating forensic Images from Laptops, Cellphones, and other multimedia storage devices. Responsible for audio, video, image conversion, and enhancement requests.


Awards & Honors

Top Forensic Consulting Service companies 2020 - GOV CIO outlook


Seminars & Training

LEVA Level 4 (Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International)
Advanced Video Forensic Analysis & The law. March 2022 - 40 hours total
Related Coursework: Hands-on processing of digital video evidence. Reporting writing and presentation in a moot court setting. This Advanced level class focuses on case law and relevant issues as well as advanced forensic video analysis techniques. The legal issues surrounding the seizure and examination of digital CCTV images is also discussed.

LEVA Level 3 (Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International)
Principles of forensic video/image compare and contrast. January 2022 - 40 hours total
Related Coursework: Understand and articulate consistencies and inconsistencies between similar objects. Identify class characteristics and unique characteristics in known or questioned objects. Develop effective standard operation procedures, including note-taking. Prepare video evidence for court. Understand the boundaries for the forensic video expert in court. Develop competency with the production of comparison charts. Develop advanced strategies for the examination of video evidence. Produce effective courtroom presentations.

LEVA Level 2 (Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International)
Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing. July 2021- 40 hours total
Related Coursework: Forensic Video Analysis, Multimedia Extraction, Video Redaction, Principles of CCTV systems, Data Authentication and Integrity Verification, Audio Processing, Digital Image Clarification, Video Compression, Infrared Light, The Scientific Method, Legal Issues with Digital Video, Forensic Video Workflow, Digital Image Authentication, and Tampering, Certification, and Accreditation.

LEVA Level 1 (Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International)
Forensic Video Analysis and the Law. April 2017- 40 hours total
Related Coursework: Legal Issues related to DME (Digital and Multimedia Evidence), Proper recovery of DME, Evidence Recovery Techniques and Methods, Introduction to DVR systems.

Axon Academy - Certification in Axon Body-Worn Camera Hardware, Digital Evidence Management in Axon Evidence.com, Video Redaction, and Axon Mobile Applications) - August 2020 - 24 hours total

Amped5 Vendor Software Training
Forensic Video Enhancement. October 4th - 9th 2021 20 hours total
Related Coursework: Digital Image processing, Image compression, Image enhancement techniques, Audio redaction, Photogrammetry, Image analysis using Amped5 software.


Publications

Source Identification of High Definition Videos: A forensic Analysis of Downloaders and YouTube Video Compression Using a Group of Action Cameras.” Authored by Zac Giammarrusco, Catalin Grigoras, Jeff Smith, ©2014




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