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FAQ 6: Can you determine a suspect's height, distance, or speed from security surveillance video?

In many cases, yes, these measurements are something that can be determined from video evidence. However, this forensic process requires several detailed steps and factors. The key is to determine how much data we can gather from investigating and analyzing the original recorded video footage, along with how much information we can gather by returning to and documenting the original scene of the crime or incident. The experts at NCAVF are trained in very advanced forensic 3D modeling software that allows us to build detailed computer models of a crime scene, and also specialize in determining accurate distances between certain points, as well as the heights of people and objects. Common questions include, "How far was the individual standing from the wall?" and "How much distance was there between those two cars?" Depending on the details our experienced audio and video forensic experts are able to gather specific measurements that can most often be determined. We would need to see your recorded video evidence and the original location it was recorded to know if this is a possible option in your case.

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