Posts Tagged ‘Video Forensics’

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NIST Colloquium Series: Digital Forensics

September 28, 2010

I found the link to this video in Forensic Photoshop by Jim Hoerricks. Great video featuring Dr. Hany Farid on authenticating images. It’s a little over an hour long but very worth your time. Some of the math reminds me of my days in Collision Reconstruction 🙂

From the YouTube Post: Dr. Hany Farid, a distinguished professor at Dartmouth College and the “father” of digital image forensics, is an expert on authenticating images. His most famous analysis: a photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle and newspaper. Dr Farid concluded the photo was not altered. In this NIST Colloquium Series presentation, he discusses the impact that camera manipulation and alteration have caused.

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DSI (Digital Summit International) 2010

August 31, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending the 1st annual, DSI conference, in Las Vegas Nevada a couple of weeks ago. With the exception of the 114 degree temp outside (I know, it’s a dry heat) the conference was a blast. Great guest speakers and a very good vendor showing made for an enjoyable, educational experience. The conference organizers, Dorothy, Jake and Dave bent over backwards to make sure everyone was taken care of. The talent that was in attendance, both in guest speakers and students was fantastic and I spent a couple of long evenings just talking and getting to know some really good people in the audio / video arena.

I can’t wait until next year!

Steve

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CS5 64-Bit and Plug-Ins

May 7, 2010

I installed CS5 this past weekend. So far, so very good. The noise removal and the HDR improvements are significant. More on this later but just wanted to give a heads up for Mac users going from CS4 to CS5. One of the biggest improvements is the 64-bit support. My very unscientific tests so far have impressed me with the speed of the application. The item of note is that CS5 installs by default to 64-bit, which means you may loose some of your plug-ins. I have little doubt companies making various plug-ins will soon support Photoshop in 64-bit mode but in the mean time, if you want use of your plug-ins, you will have to change CS5 to start in 32-bit mode. You can do this by navigating to the Application folder>Adobe Photoshop CS5 and then Control-clicking on the Adobe Photoshop CS5 application. Click on “Get Info”. Click on the radio button to have the application open in 32-bit mode.

Hope this helps – Steve