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LEVA Schedules 20th Anniversary Training Conference
7/23/2009

Sessions including “Color Correction” and “Video Formats & Codecs: Technologies & Techniques for Media Acquisition, Editing, Interchange & Delivery” are on tap for the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association’s 20th Anniversary Training Conference, Nov. 18-20 in Fort Worth, Texas.

As in the past, the main conference sessions are separated into a Video Production track and Video Evidence Symposium. Production sessions will cover file-based workflows, advanced editing techniques, long-form storytelling and more. Video evidence topics include digital interview rooms, hashing and case studies, plus a panel discussion on accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

Several other sessions will be announced later.

“LEVA members come from a variety of international law enforcement, military and public safety agencies,” said Alan Salmon, LEVA president and forensic video analyst/special investigator for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. “However, the job responsibilities for the majority of our members fit into two distinct areas of interest, which require very different skill sets. Whether an officer produces instructional videos or preps video evidence for trial, our conference can provide the critical training needed.”

The conference will be at the Fort Worth Hilton. The exhibit hall will be open Nov. 18-19, and pre-conference workshops run Nov. 15-17.

Pre-conference workshops will focus on forensic video topics. “Expert Witness Preparation and Testimony” is a three-day workshop that begins on Sunday, Nov. 15. Two-day workshops, which begin on Monday, Nov. 16, include “Cell Phone Forensics” and “Reverse Projection.” All pre-conference workshops and many Video Evidence Symposium sessions can help attendees earn hours toward LEVA forensic video analyst certification.

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