June 18 - 21, 2019
Video Analysis for Crash Reconstruction, Mesquite Texas- Approved for 32 ACTAR CEUs
Video evidence can provide useful information as an unbiased witness to a crash. Just as with an investigator who is not equipped to interview a human witness, an investigator who is not equipped to analyze the video witness will not gather as much beneficial evidence as they could. This is why June 18 - 21, 2019 Focal Analysis will be teaching the "Video Analysis for Crash Recon" course in Mesquite, Texas, on the outskirts of Dallas. This course is hosted by the Mesquite Police Department and will be held at 777 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite, Texas. This is a hands-on intensive four-day course that will take an investigator with no experience in photogrammetry or video and allow them to confidently use video evidence effectively in their reconstructions. Course size is limited to allow for plenty of one on one instruction.
The course registration fee is $650.00 USD per student for a single registration, $595.00 USD for two or more registrations, and $500.00 USD each for NAPARS members, and is open to law enforcement and private sector investigators. The course, taught by PhotoModeler Ambassador Bobby J. Mullinax, focuses on using photogrammetry to extract evidence from video sources such as the velocity or positions of vehicles, the point of impact for pedestrian crashes, vehicle measurements for hit and run identification, using law enforcement body-worn camera to reconstruct compromised scenes, and more. All software used during the course is available as a trial version, free of charge to the student by the respective companies.
Many methods will be explored during the course which uses a mixture of freeware, paid software, and no software at all, so everyone will benefit from the knowledge gained during the four days.
Unlike many traditional courses, some which may cost more, with Focal Analysis you get more for your training dollars. In addition to attending the 4-day course, attendees will receive a pre-designed set of Microsoft Excel based spreadsheets to assist with speed calculations from video, a tool to assist in accessing the EXIF data of digital media, an introductory set of photogrammetry targets, a flash drive containing all videos and data from the workshop portion of the course, and access to a private group allowing them to ask questions or consult with the instructors, as well as to receive periodic practice projects to maintain their skills, long after the course has ended. Check out the below video for more information on the course.