Police Departments Jointly Acquire Video Enhancing Technology

Salient Stills' “VideoFOCUS Pro” is a forensic video enhancement tool.
Publish date:
Social count:
Salient Stills' “VideoFOCUS Pro” is a forensic video enhancement tool.

Five police departments in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have partnered in purchasing a “VideoFOCUS Pro” subscription, thereby gaining access to forensic video enhancement tools, says Salient Stills, which produces that video solution.

The Massachusetts police departments are Fall River, Somerset and Swansea; the Rhode Island police departments are Little Compton and Tiverton. "The Fall River Police Department is proud to partner with the suburban communities and Salient Stills so that we all can provide high quality, high tech investigative services, thus making the region a safer place," said Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine.

Designed for use by law enforcement officers and using innovative processing algorithms, VideoFOCUS Pro improves the ability to capture and export fuzzy or grainy video from videotape, closed circuit TV systems, digital video cameras, cell phones and proprietary DVR formats, the company says. As a result, the system generates higher resolution stills and videos to help identify suspects and produce other leads Salient Stills says in a written statement. VideoFOCUS Pro enables investigators to quickly process crime scene video and speed up investigations and prosecutions, the company says.

Through concurrent licensing, the annual subscription to VideoFOCUS Pro can be shared between the departments, thereby lowering the overall cost for each department, the firm says. “By jointly purchasing a subscription to VideoFOCUS Pro, and sharing the resource when each needs it most, the departments gain access to this powerful video forensics technology at a much lower cost,” said Laura Teodosio, president and CEO of Salient Stills. “Doing so enables these smaller police departments to analyze local crime scene video immediately, instead of relying on state, regional or national crime labs to process video, which can often take weeks.”


Sony Enhances Pro Blu-ray Encoding Technology

The upgrade brings several enhancements for Blu-ray Disc and DVD-compliant encoding, including multiple noise reduction settings, a real-time playback split-screen, one-step comparison between source and encoded files, and new scaling lists for improved AVC encoding options.