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Advanced Forensic Video Interrogations: An In-Depth Examination of Video Analysis Processes (online)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 6:00 pm

August 20 – 22, 2024

Course Overview:
The examination process and workflow learned in this course will provide attendees with advance examination skills and a greater understanding of the embedded metadata within video evidence files (at the frame-level). Using this information to produce accurate observations or calculations based on the file’s header information will result in a more thorough report and/or presentation and is also relevant information that can be provided to other experts who are untrained in video examination yet rely on video evidence in their field of expertise (i.e., accident reconstruction, use-of-force experts, bio mechanical experts, etc.). 

Who Should Attend?
It is recommended attendees have a basic understanding of DME formats, associated metadata and perform DME processing.  LEVA membership is NOT required.

 Anyone tasked with examining video/audio evidence in criminal or civil investigations. Or, anyone tasked with generating accurate reports involving the calculation of timing intervals used for speed estimations, gunshot intervals in OIS investigations or identifying key moments in human performance factors related to Use-of-Force investigations (i.e., inter-active timing, decision making timing, or the duration of the deployment during the encounter). 

Instructor:  Ed Baker is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst and retired Tacoma WA Major Crimes Police Detective. He was instrumental in creating the Forensic Video Unit for Tacoma PD in Washington. As the Founder of Video Consultants NW LLC, Ed provides forensic video, image and audio analysis consulting in criminal and civil litigation investigations worldwide. Ed’s career spans over 27 years of law enforcement experience, and nearly24 years of forensic video analysis. As a LEVA instructor, Ed provides training in Image and video processing as well as comparison analysis in LEVA Level 1,2, & 3. He has been a LEVA instructor since 2014.

Class Times: Starts each day at 1000 Eastern Time. Ends about 1800 ET.

Tech Requirements: A robust internet connection, webcam with a  reliable audio mic capable of functioning with Zoom, laptop or desktop computer using the Windows platform (Windows 10 or higher) and have administrative rights to download and install a trial version of the ADAPT and Filter-Graph software prior to the start of the course (download and installation information provided at time of registration).  Also, Adobe PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and a PDF reader program. Although not required for completing this course; access to Photoshop is suggested. 

Already a LEVA Member: Log-in to register.  Questions? Email troy.lawrence@leva.org.

Credits and Certificate:

LEVA will credit the 24 hrs. of instruction as training hours towards LEVA certification renewal.

A certificate will be issued to each student.

Tuition: USD $750.00

NOTE: Registering serves as a placeholder only. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by September 27, 2024. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).

Tuition Payment / Refund Policy

Application: Fill in the online application 30-days prior to the first day of class.

You will be notified via e-­mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.



Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 24-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving a certification from any one LEVA course and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Additional Information: 

Contact Troy Lawrence, LEVA Deputy Executive Director, troy.lawrence@leva.org.



August 20 @ 10:00 am
August 22 @ 6:00 pm
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Troy Lawrence
(817) 247-0448