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Recording The Evidence
Author(s): Stanley J. Rostocki; Donald B. Learish
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Paper Abstract

This paper attempts to explain the basic principles of video recording machines and discusses important considerations when selecting these devices for use in a TV system. The recorder can be a crucial element in a TV surveillance system. It can furnish law enforcement with a documented copy of the criminal act which is apparently widely accepted in a court of law as long as the recordings were obtained in an acceptable manner. For good, hard evidence , however, it is important that the pictorial evidence be as clear and distinctive as possible. In some cases, this requires a high performance machine, but in others, a moderate, inexpensive recorder will do. This should give some indication that the total system should be carefully examined and the choices weighed. It is hoped that this paper will make these choices more clear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1973
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0033, Solving Problems in Security, Surveillance and Law Enforcement with Optical Instrumentation, (20 February 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953620
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley J. Rostocki, Air Force Avionics Laboratory (United States)
Donald B. Learish, Air Force Avionics Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0033:
Solving Problems in Security, Surveillance and Law Enforcement with Optical Instrumentation
Lucien Biberman; Frederick A. Rosell, Editor(s)

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