Breakthrough Surveillance Clarity
Video clarity within the casualty claims investigation space has come a long way in the past twenty years, and each day additional progress is made to improve the resolution of surveillance footage. This is usually done through the purchase of better, more stable camera technology. Through all of this advancement, a single issue has plagued the surveillance industry for many years; how can we capture and ultimately produce high definition quality video without sacrificing the valuable time and date stamp for evidentiary purposes? In the past, the solution was to utilize HD video recorders to obtain footage and later convert that digital footage through various devices into analog video (TVL) in order to produce the time and date stamp on the final copy. This process is tedious and degrades the quality of the video by upwards of 50%. It is a true waste of the latest high definition camera technology, but has been the staple of surveillance investigators since the advent of digital hard drive cameras. At the end of the day, the cost, ability, clarity and stabilization of the greatest cameras available make little difference when the footage is ultimately converted to analog for final production and distribution. The difference is even more noticeable when footage is expanded to fill a full sized television or projector in court. With low definition footage, the larger the image, the less clear the image will be.
“We are very proud to be providing our clients with this extremely clear, extremely compelling HD surveillance footage on every case. It eliminates the problems of identification of the claimant once and for all.” Daniel Klimek, Vice President of Operations
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At SHERLOCK INVESTIGATIONS, we recognized this waste and were frustrated with grainy, fuzzy and low quality footage. As expert insurance claims private investigators, we were unhappy producing identification footage of claimants that were unrecognizable because of the process that the video had to go through before being provided as evidence. This is never more obvious than when video is used in court on a large projector or big screen television. We also understood that the time and date stamp (and metadata that goes along with it) are absolutely necessary in any claims investigation, specifically when footage is being introduced at trial. It became our goal to produce the highest quality surveillance footage in the industry by identifying the technological shortcomings of the current and industry recognized standard of video production.
We are happy to introduce truly HIGH DEFINITION surveillance footage on all of our Michigan surveillance assignments. Our complex, proprietary, industry leading solution starts with some of the best camera technology available and ends with a production process that was designed in house here at Sherlock Investigations. This process provides our clients with the best clarity footage and the sharpest focus while maintaining the evidentiary time and date stamp. We hope that you will spend fifteen seconds of your day to take a look at our latest advancement in the video link below. What you will see is our High Definition footage in action, produced by our proprietary methods. The images below are also representative of the difference in clarity.