CCTV is often the initial source of identification and in cases brought under the Public Order Act or the Offences Against the Persons Act, it is often the most compelling evidence available. Expert analysis of CCTV and video enhancement could be critical.
Footage can be hazy and unclear, particularly at night and enhancement can mean a huge difference in a defendant’s chances of a successful acquittal.
From a defence point of view, however, if there is an area of doubt, it is important to use an expert to test the footage, enhance the film and ensure that nothing is missed.
Once an image has been captured to tape or disc it has then to be replayed to allow the viewer to see it. The quality and clarity of the image depend greatly on the equipment to do this. The images may hold details that are unclear when viewed and require clarification to extract them sufficiently to be seen and examined. Our expert will carry out this process and create either moving images or stills that will provide you with the maximum detail to assist you in your work.
They can visit the scene of an incident and video with or without a commentary, or take stills of the location and surrounding area. This service is especially useful for defence teams who are unable to attend the location but need to understand the layout and views available. It has also been used to allow the defendant/witness an opportunity to explain the incident on camera.
Matrix Legal Services can assist by putting you in touch with the right expert who will be highly recommended. We can either point you in the right direction or instruct him/her on your behalf.
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