The imaging section of the Vermont Forensic Laboratory has some of the most advanced technology possible to process digital images from both still and video media.
The photo lab processes close to three thousand photography related requests from Vermont State Police troopers and investigators, local and county law enforcement agencies, as well as insurance companies.
Worldwide statistics indicate that the average person is captured on video an average of twelve times a day. The photo lab uses Intergraph Corporation software, developed for NASA, to enhance, or clarify, surveillance and crime scene videos. Enhancing a video means lightening, darkening or sharpening the individual frames.
The popularity of the crime scene television shows lead many to believe that amazing identifications can be developed from any video clip. Sadly, that has not become a reality. While many videos reveal important evidence, poor camera placement, as well as inferior recording equipment prevents many suspects from being identified.