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Forensic Video Analysis & Audio Forensics – What’s possible through the analysis of recorded evidence

  • 22 March 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom

Forensic Video Analysis & Audio Forensics – What’s possible through the analysis of recorded evidence

What important details and information can be extracted from video and audio recordings for legal purposes?  How can an investigator be certain that the recorded evidence they have is authentic and admissible in court?  This presentation will outline the current tools and techniques used to extract important information from recorded media that may not be initially visible or audible.  What’s’ possible, what’s not, and what are the limitations.  Real world case studies will be provided.

David McKay has a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, an Advanced Certificate in Forensic Science, and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Security Systems Technology.

David has provided the forensic examination and analysis of recorded evidence through my company, Blackstone Forensics, since 2008 and prior to that he was a forensic video analyst with the RCMP Civilian Police Services.  In addition, he holds license(s) in security consulting and CCTV installation for the Province of BC and he has extensive experience in the installation, programming, and maintenance of video recording systems.

Since 2002, David has worked on hundreds of cases and testified as an expert in both Canadian Provincial and Supreme court for both criminal and civil cases, and provided evidence in US courts through depositions.  He is qualified as an expert in forensic video analysis, forensic data recovery, digital recording authentication, CCTV systems, and video and digital image analysis.

In addition, David is the Program Head of the Forensic Science & Technology Department at BCIT and the instructor of the “CCTV & Forensic Examination” course.  He has presented and guest lectured on many occasions regarding the forensic examination and analysis of video and digital evidence to many different investigative organizations & police agencies throughout Canada.  David is also a former Coroner for the Province of BC.

David is a Cellebrite UFED and iNPUT-ACE Certified operator and he has recently become an iNPUT-ACE certified Metrologist, with the ability to determine scientifically valid measurements from video, including the height of individuals, distances between objects, and the speed of objects.


The Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario (CPIO) is dedicated to the representation of the profession of Private Investigators in the Province of Ontario, through the development and application of industry training, professional standards, and code of ethics.


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