Camera Tracking and Camera Syncing with 3D-Forensic

Step 1: Camera Track and Camera Sync

Step 2: Verify all information provided

Step 3: Create an accurate 3D Model

Step 4: Start answering questions

Step 1: Camera Track and Camera Sync By using Camera Tracking Technology, we were able to create a forensically accurate model by working with the action re-constructionist in this case. We reverse engineered the speed, time and location of the garbage truck and bicyclist involved when they were on camera. We were able to accurately recreate the time-distance analysis of the garbage truck and bicyclist when they were off camera.

How this is possible: We had access to many cameras that caught the motion of the vehicles involved therefore we could see what they did before the accident and we could see what they did after the accident and by syncing the timelines of all the cameras together, it allowed for us to recreate an entire analysis.

Step 2: Verify all Information Provided Once we recreated the positions of all vehicles that could be seen, we then used this analysis to validate the witness testimony and coincided it with our 3-dimensional functioning model. Witness 1: Claimed to not only see the bicycle on the sidewalk but also had the ability to see that the garbage truck’s right turn signal was on from approximately 200 feet away at a 90° angle. Validity: We went out to test these same scenarios. After we set everything up as the witness stated and concluded that:

1. The garbage truck completely blocks the view of the cyclist, so the statement that he saw the cyclist on the sidewalk is improbable.

2. He claimed that the turn signal of the garbage truck was on. Our analysis demonstrates that the driver was at a 90° vertical position from the garbage truck’s horizontal position, therefore making the witnesses line of sight of the turn signal impossible.

3. The claim of the bicyclist riding on the sidewalk turned out to possibly be that their brain gathered information of another bicyclist who was, in fact, closer to them and going from being on the sidewalk and into the crosswalk.

Curiosity: How is it possible this witness recalls such events so vividly? Could they be lying? Could they be mistaken?

“The brain abhors a vacuum. Under the best of observation conditions, we only detect, encode and store in our brains bits and pieces of the entire experience in front of us and they’re stored in different parts of the brain. So now when it’s important for us to be able to recall what it was that we experienced, we have an incomplete, partial store. Below awareness, with no requirement for any kind of motivated processing, the brain fills in information that was not there. Not originally stored.” – Scott Fraser, Forensic Psychologist who studies how humans remember crimes.

Witness 2: Stated they were behind the garbage truck and saw the bicyclist on the road. They also stated they did not recall the right turn signal being on.

Validity: We set up this scenario by viewing the 3D model by witness 2’s perspective, our analysis concluded that this witness would have an unobstructed view of both the cyclist and both the right turn signal.

Step 3: Create an Accurate 3D Model We were able to create a fully functional animation by taking the technology of camera tracking, camera syncing, and action reconstruction include them with our analysis from eye witness testimony for this end result: