Video Evidence Recovery and Analysis (VERA) Course
Level - Intermediate
Course Length: 4-Days
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Understand video standards, frame rates and aspect ratios.
• Recognize compression, codecs, file formats and containers
• Understand Digital Video Recording devices and technology
• Demonstrate Best practices and methods of video extraction
• Accurately document video extractionsIntroduction
• Cellebrite's core training and certification process.
• Cellebrite's accolades and accomplishments.
• Recognizing the current tools and solutions used in digital investigations.
• The legal responsibilities of investigators conducting digital investigations.
Basic Technical Overview
• Digital Video Terminology
• Digital Video Definitions
• Digital Video Technology
Traditional DVR Acquisition and Recovery
• Traditional acquisition methods
• USB Export
• DVR Interface
• Analog output
• Screen Recording
Traditional Playback and Processing of Digital Video Evidence
• Proprietary players
• Screen Captures
• Transcoding vs. Rewrapping
Simplified Acquisition of Digital Video Evidence
• DVR Examiner Hands-On Overview
• Basic Walkthrough of the DVR Examiner User Interface
• Demonstration of the “easy and better way” to acquire digital video evidence
Simplified Processing of Digital Video Evidence
• iNPUT-ACE Hands-On Overview
• Basic Walkthrough of the iNPUT-ACE User Interface
• Demonstration of the “easy and better way” to process and analyze digital video evidence
Legal and Evidentiary Considerations
• Best Practices
• Federal Rules of Evidence, Chain of Custody and Evidence Integrity
• Consent, Warrants and Seizure
• Demonstrate the hands-on use of DVE Examiner and iNPUT-ACE
Acquisition Best Practices
• Bag and Tag
• Date/Time Offsets and Logging Serial Numbers
• Contacting Owner for Information
• Use of Write-Blockers
• Imaging and Hands-on Hashing
• DVR Disassembly
DVR Examiner Overview
• DVR Examiner in Depth
• DVR File Structures
• Date/Time Filtering
• Inaccessible Data
• Extracting Video Clips and Saving Projects
Building Projects with iNPUT-ACE
• Focused hands-on instruction on the use of iNPUT-ACE to build projects.
• Organizing File List / Projects
• Marking / Grouping Images
• Saving / Reloading Projects
Technical Considerations Processing Digital Video
• Infrared Considerations
• Aspect Ratio
• Refresh Rates
• Frame Hashing / Rewrapping
Video Compression Overview
• Spatial Compression
• Temporal Compression
• Macroblock Analysis
Building Narrative Reports with iNPUT-ACE
• Building a Narrative Report
• Creating Demonstrative Exhibits
• Sub-Clip Concatenation
• Working with a Case
Hands-On Practical Acquisition
• Students are provided with a scenario.
• Students use practical skills learned to acquire digital video from several digital video sources.
Hands-On Practical Processing and Reporting
• Students will build upon digital video acquired during the acquisition hands-on practical exercise
• Students will apply techniques learned and process the mock-scene video.
• Students will prepare a report on their findings.