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Audio - Video Forensic Analyst  Doug Carner
  Criminal and civil audio-video-image clarification, enhancement and authentication expert, innovator and educator. I have processed evidence in thousands of cases, exposing facts, persuading juries, exonerating the innocent, identifying the guilty, and rebutting junk science and methods in the courts, news, and worldwide.

Doug Carner CCFE,CPP,CFHI

 


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Audio – Video Forensic Analyst
Criminal and civil audio-video-image clarification, enhancement and authentication expert, innovator and educator. I have processed evidence in thousands of cases, exposing facts, persuading juries, exonerating the innocent, identifying the guilty, and rebutting junk science and methods.

Board Certifications (includes training, testing and board review)
12/17/07  Certified Protection Professional (American Society for Industrial Security Link)
01/04/16  Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (Information Assurance Certification Review Board Link)
11/29/17  Certified Forensic HiTech Investigator (McAfee Institute, Link)

Forensic Training (excludes conferences, webinars, lectures, and trainings without a practical exam)
04/19/12  Forensic Imaging with Adobe Photoshop (Rocky Mountain Training Link)
09/18/17  Digital Video Forensics (eForensics Magazine, 25 CEU Link)

Current Forensic Positions
Audio, Video & Photo Analysis expert (Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Experts - ICDA Link)
Digital and Multimedia Evidence subcommittee (American Society for Testing and Materials Link)
Chair:Forensic Working Group (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Link)

Current On-line Positions
Owner: "Forensic - Audio Video Innovations and Solutions" (Link) 6,000+ members
Manager: "Law Enforcement Professionals..." (Link) 15,000+ members
Manager: " Electronic Discovery Professionals" (Link) 9,000+ members

Current Memberships
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (Link), Audio Engineering Society (Link), International Public Safety Association (Link), Forensic Expert Witness Association (Link. served on 2016 Los Angeles Executive Board), International Association for Identification (National sustaining member. California State Division member and served on 2015-2016 CSDIAI Science & Practices committee), International Association of Forensic & Security Metrology (Link)

Manufacturer Training (partial list)
American Dynamics, ArcVision, Bosch, Dedicated Micros, Genetec, Panasonic, Pelco, TYCO, Verint

Innovations (partial list)
VideoCleaner forensic video enhancement and authentication software (lead programmer)
Video Error Level Analysis video tamper detection and RGBamplifier motion detection filters/methods
Invented several security cameras, "Pay-at-the-gate" kiosk, and a wireless alarm (patent#6400267)

Development Contributor (partial list)
Forensic (ver 8 and 10) Forensic audio enhancement & authentication software
Blurity Forensic blind deconvolution image focus-motion corrective software

Testimony & Depositions  (8 of 13 Testimony for Defense, 13 of 14 Depositions for Plaintiff)
12/12/17 Jang v Aston Elite Condominium Collection (15-1-1970) - First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii
.............. civil - video authenticity - Deposition – Plaintiff
06/21/17 Deron Holmes v. County of Orange (16-CV-00867-JLS) - Ronald Reagan Federal Building
.............. and U.S. Courthouse - civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
05/22/17 Vallejo v. Santa Ana Unified School District (30-2015-00823864) - Orange County
.............. Superior Court, Santa Ana - civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
02/13/17 Wendi Oppenheimer v. The City of La Habra et al. (8:16-cv-00018-JVS-DFM)
.............. Circuit Court Santa Ana, CA - civil - video authenticity - Deposition - Plaintiff
01/26/17 Zeichick v. Garnica (BF056476) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. Family court - civil - video authentication - Testimony - Defense
08/22/16 Steven Johnson vs. Stephen Davidson and City of Independence (1416-CV26731) -
.............. Circuit Court of Jackson county, MO - civil - video clarification - Deposition - Defense
07/05/16 Opsitnick v City of Long Beach (2:14-CV-09370-PLA) - US Central District
.............. civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
06/27/16 Zambroro et al v Drobot et al (BC566142) - Los Angeles County Superior
.............. civil - audio clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
04/28/16 Wanda Katz v. CVS Pharmacy (56-2013-00440158) - Ventura County Superior
.............. civil - video clarification - Testimony - Plaintiff (03/25/16 Deposition)
10/07/15 Troy Williams v. Ralphs, et al. (BC495977) - Los Angeles County Superior
.............. civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
05/08/15 Llamas v Twelve Sixteen (39-2013-00305497-CO-PO-STK) - San Joaquin County Superior
.............. civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
04/03/15 Handgis v. Waterfront Hotel (30-2013-00645003-CU-PO-CJC) - Orange County Superior
.............. civil - video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
03/23/15 Nevada v. Julian Acox (CR13-0446) - Washoe County Superior
.............. criminal - video clarification - Testimony - Defense
11/17/14 Wendy Banderas v AMR (CIVDS1211607) - San Bernardino County Superior
.............. civil - video tamper analysis - 402 hearing - Plaintiff
11/10/14 Chapman v CDN Logistics (S-1500-CV-2752580 SPC) - Kern County Superior
.............. civil - video tamper analysis - Testimony - Plaintiff
09/09/14 P. v Kyle McCleary (GA088459) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. criminal - video clarification - Testimony - Defense
06/13/14 Eric Koff v Trek Bicycle Corp (30-2012 00602533) - Orange County Superior
.............. civil - image enhancement - Testimony - Plaintiff
05/28/14 Sanchez v. County of Los Angeles (CV13-03836) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. civil - image/video clarification - Deposition - Plaintiff
02/27/14 P. v David Soto (VA130222-02) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. criminal - video route reconstruction - Testimony - Defense
11/14/13 P. v Sevak Demirjian (LA071817-01) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. criminal - video clarification - Testimony with 402 hearing - Defense
10/18/13 A.K.H v City of Tustin (SACV 12-01547 JST) - Costa Mesa, CA
.............. civil - image enhancement - Deposition - Plaintiff
10/11/13 Jerry Newmaker v City of Fortuna (C-12-4675-PJH) - Ventura, CA
.............. civil - video rebuttal witness - Deposition - Plaintiff
08/14/13 P. v David Morrow - Brighton (2011 CR001901) - Colorado Superior
.............. criminal - video tamper analysis - Testimony - Defense
07/19/13 P. v. Jayson Ponce (BA396403) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. criminal - video clarification - Testimony - Defense
03/21/13 Dependency Court in the Matter of JT, minor (BF039110) - LA Superior
.............. civil - image authentication - Testimony - Family
01/30/13 Sharkoff v. Fletcher Jones Motorcars (BC462105) - Los Angeles Superior
.............. civil - video tamper analysis - Testimony - Defense

Background
Current: President of Forensic Protection, Inc. (5632 Van Nuys Blvd, Dept #600, Van Nuys, CA)
6 Years at several system integrators. CCTV, audio and security design and deployment
10 Years at QuikStor (Van Nuys, CA). Lead engineer and VP Sales & Marketing
5 Years at Deltrex (West Los Angeles). Owner. Custom multimedia, software and electronics (Link)
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis (Phi Beta Kappa Link) 1989

Clients

Caseload demographics are approximately 40% plaintiff and 60% defense. My client list includes: Law firms (Wicker Smith, Shouse, etc), corporations (Kroger, Disney, RiteAid, etc), law enforcement (DA, Police, Sheriff, CHP, etc), defense (Federal Defender, Public Defense, innocence project, etc), private attorneys, governments, and enhancement companies.

I routinely donate my skills to aid law enforcement and innocence projects, and discount my fee for court funded indigent clients. Upon work completion, communications age into deletion and files are returned or destroyed. My statements, opinions and conclusions are based solely upon the evidence in accordance with professional standards, regardless of the hiring party's preferred outcome.

Published Writings (partial list)
09/02/17  Memory Malware Forensics – Vol.6 #8, Issue 06/2017, (73) August, ISSN 2300-6986
..............  Detecting image tampering through science (Link)
08/08/16  The California Identification Digest
..............  Image, Video, And Audio Enhancement Software Available For The Forensic Analyst (Link)
02/14/15  The Champion
..............  Evidence Forensics – Exposing tampered recordings (Link)
05/26/14  Forensic Focus Magazine
..............  Considering A Career in Audio-Video Forensics (Link)
12/10/13  eForensics Magazine – "How to extract clear facts from bad video" (Link)
..............  Republished: Multimedia Forensics Guidebook, Vol06, #11, Issue 11/2017, (76) November ISSN#2300-6986
08/01/13  eForensics Magazine – "Detect and prevent file tampering in multimedia files" (Link)
..............  Republished: Multimedia Forensics Guidebook, Vol06, #11, Issue 11/2017, (76) November ISSN#2300-6986
01/07/13  The Litigators Companion
..............  Don't Let Distorted Media Ruin Your Case (Link)
05/29/12  The Jury Expert – American Society of Trial Consultants
..............  Turning an Expert Witness into a Great Witness (Link)
04/13/12  Homeland Security News Wire
..............  The technology behind the Zimmerman arrest video (Link)
02/01/12  Exhibit One
..............  Video deblur (Link)
06/01/11  Security Dealer (Securityinfowatch)
..............  Improving surveillance with video enhancement (Link)
10/06/10  California Association of Licensed Investigators – Journal Article
..............  Forensic Enhancement – Increase safety, expose the truth, reduce costs and prove your case (Link)

Lecturer  Forensic (partial list)
08/25/17  Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners – Webinar (Link)
..............  Solving the Amelia Earhart mystery
07/29/16  Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners – Webinar (Link)
..............  The expert witness – Ethics, preparation and challenges
05/05/16  California State Division, International Association for Identification – Annual Conference (Link)
..............  2 lectures: Video Retrieval and Capture & Solving Cases with Video Enhancement
08/07/15  Digital Forensic Summit - Annual Conference (3 lectures) (Link)
..............  Forensic Video Enhancement Panel – Forensic Filters (functionality, usage, settings and sequence)
..............  Forensic Video Authenticity Panel - Using light, shadows and compression artifacts to detect tampering
..............  Meta-Data Recovery Audio/Video (Validate & authenticate through metadata examination)
05/08/14  American College of Forensic Examiners Institute  Annual Executive Summit
..............  The Science and Open-Source Innovations of Video Enhancement and Analysis (Link)
10/07/13  International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology  Workshop chair, Keynote speaker
..............  Audio-Video-Image Forensics: Turning Science Fiction into Science Reality (Link)
05/01/13  California State Division, International Association for Identification (repeat on 05/02/13) 
..............  Audio And Video Forensics-Clarification vs Enhancement (Link)
05/08/12  California State Division, International Association for Identification
..............  Converting bad recordings into clear evidence: The science behind audio, video, image enhancements and authentication (Link)
05/17/11  California State Division, International Association for Identification (Link)

Lecturer  Legal (partial list)
06/25/16  CAPA: Annual Conference
..............  The expert witness - Ethics, preparation and challenges (Link)
05/20/16  NACDL: Forensic Science & the Law
..............  Digital Evidence: Spoliation & Tampering (Link)
03/04/16  California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
..............  Incident to Resolution Video Handling-Enhancement-Legalities (Link)
02/10/16  Orange County Paralegal Association
..............  The Expert Witness – Ethics, Preparation and Challenges (Link)
10/15/15  Association for Legal Professionals (webinar)
..............  Winning cases with digital forensics
10/01/15  San Gabriel Valley Legal Secretaries (Review)
..............  Winning cases with digital forensics
05/17/14  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: annual forensic science conference
..............  Forensics for the Defense: 20 Ways to Win Using Enhancement and Authentication Science (Link)
05/07/14  Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
..............  Winning Your Case in the Digital Age with the Use of Enhanced Forensic Evidence (Link)
07/30/13  San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association – Criminal Forensics:
..............  Visual enhancements and authentication to win cases and exclude opposing exhibits (Link)
05/23/13  Beverly Hills Bar Association – Criminal Forensics: (Link)
..............  Removing the Magic and Mystery Behind Audio, Video and Image Enhancements and Authentication
04/05/13  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: annual forensic science conference (Review)
..............  Audio-Video Enhancement, Detecting Altered Files, and Excluding Media Experts and Exhibits (Link)
07/24/12  South Bay Bar Association – Audio - Video Enhancement and Authentication (Link)
06/27/12  South East District Bar Association – Converting Bad Recordings into Clear Evidence… (Link)
06/14/12  Beverly Hills Bar Association – Converting Bad Recordings into Clear Evidence… (Link)
06/13/12  Burbank Bar Association – Converting bad recordings into clear evidence…
06/12/12  Ventura County Bar Association – Converting Bad Recordings into Clear Evidence:
..............  The Science behind audio, video and Image enhancements and authentication (Link)
06/09/11  California Public Defenders Association
..............  Winning your case with audio and video enhancement (Link)
05/24/12  San Fernando Valley Bar Association
..............  Determining if your audio-video surveillance files have been altered… (Link)
04/28/11  National Defender Investigator Association
..............  Video and Audio Forensics: Winning your case…(Link)
04/12/11  Legal Professionals Association
..............  Winning your case with audio and video enhancement
11/13/10  Legal Secretaries Incorporated
..............  Increase safety, expose the truth, reduce costs and win litigation (Link)

Lecturer - Investigative (partial list)
08/24/17  Hague Webinar – Video enhancement best practices and software to catch terrorists
04/27/16  California Police Chief Association: coordinated Webinar
..............  "VideoCleaner: Solve Crimes with a FREE Video Processing App"
03/30/16  Phoenix Police Department
..............  "VideoCleaner: Forensic Video Enhancement Software training" (Link)
02/18/16  Training session (hosted by Private Investigators of California – Los Angeles
..............  "Digital forensics - Video enhancement and stabilization" (VideoCleaner software) (Link)
06/17/15  ASIS-40 (repeat of ASIS-130 on 4/9/15)
..............  Evidence Forensics – Exposing tampered recordings (Link)
11/08/14  Private Investigators of California – Audio & Video Enhancement (Link)
06/12/14  ASIS-130 (American Society for Industrial Security)
..............  Video Enhancement Capabilities, Tools and Secrets (Link)
02/05/14  LAPD (Valley Bureau) All Commanding Officers meeting (Link)
09/25/13  Private Investigators of California
..............  Investigative Forensics: Turning science fiction into reality (Link 1,2)
02/08/12  LAPD (Valley Bureau) All Commanding Officers meeting (Link)
12/10/11  Professional Investigators of California (Link)
07/14/11  Professional Investigators of California (Link)
05/26/11  California Association of Licensed Investigators. Central Coast District Meeting (Link)
02/08/11  American Society for Industrial Security 
..............  What to know before your buy or upgrade your electronic physical security (Link)
07/08/10  American Society for Industrial Security
..............  Video and audio enhancement that converts existing security equipment into high resolution (Link)
03/24/10  Professional Investigators of California (Link)

Media (partial list) IMDB
07/24/17  PEOPLE (print magazine) – “Has Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Been Solved?” (Ref)
07/18/17  San Francisco Chronicle – “Many BART trains equipped with cameras with ’70s technology” (Link)
07/09/17  History (Television channel) – “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence” (Link)
07/05/17  People Magazine – “Does This Photo Prove Amelia Earhart Survived Her Final Flight?” (Link)
10/28/16  Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen - Shelbey Thornburgh murder
..............  Houston Police, family plead for tips in unsolved murder of aspiring model (Link, video)
01/22/16  CBS News - Robbery Caught On Tape
..............  Boyle Heights Church Donations Stolen From 80-Year-Old Parishioner (Link)
07/16/15  PI's Declassified on VoiceAmerica radio
..............  Exposing tampered recordings and video enhancement (Link)
06/20/15  Crime and Science Radio – My Lying Eyes: Tampered Evidence and Industry Secrets (Link)
02/10/14  Security Guy Radio (Adrenaline radio) – CSI Audio, video & images enhancement (Link)
04/02/12  KFI am 640 radio interview (George Zimmerman case)
04/02/12  ABC News blog – Video Forensic Expert Who Cleaned up George Zimmerman Video (Link)
04/02/12  Nightline, Good Morning America, and worldwide rebroadcast
..............  George Zimmerman Video Shows Little Evidence of a Broken Nose (Link)
02/02/12  PI's Declassified - VoiceAmerica radio – Audio & Video: Budget Conscious Evidence (Link)
11/03/11  Expert on the Dr. Phil Television show – Affairs, Lies and Audiotape (Link)
03/21/11  CBS News (Mathew Clark) – New Video Unveiled in Alleged Police Beating of Grad Students (Link)
10/21/10  PI's Declassified - VoiceAmerica radio – Audio & Video Enhancement: Myths, Facts & Benefits (Link)


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Educational Curriculum
My training courses are free (the venue or host may charge a fee). The agenda typically includes:
 Authenticating exhibits, detecting altered discovery evidence, and challenging opposing experts
 Retrieving facial, object, tattoo and vehicle license plate identification from video
 Calculating vehicle speeds and the heights of individuals from a single picture or video
 Extracting whispers, voice identification, noise reduction, and on-screen transcriptions
 Common mistakes made by industry experts and why they rarely get challenged
 Industry history, ethics, emerging technologies, and effective software/methods
Contact me to schedule an educational lecture at your forensic forum, law conference or school. Review

My History
In the late 1980's, I received internet images and videos of questionable origin. Most were hoaxes, but how could I know for sure? I investigated methods of authentication and enhancement. When the AVIsynth scripting language was released in 2000, it empowered me to invent and automate nearly any VirtualDub video enhancement and authentication filter. Reading relevant training and science documents & publications, collaborating with my peers, and testing new concepts became my passion. I was providing my enhancement and authentication services Pro Bono while my income came from engineering large-scale audio-video surveillance systems; which provided me with frequent factory training on industry systems, and a deep understanding of why recordings were less than perfect. In 2010 Forensic Protection became my full time career.

My work is based upon peer-reviewed science, including my contributions (VELA, RgbAmplifier and VideoCleaner), which is why enhancement companies around the world hire me as their discrete labor resource. I love this industry and continue to invent, collaborate for the greater good, and contribute to the development of specialized industry software.

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