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Cognitech TriSuite 14 - Forensic Video Software

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is...
with over a quarter century of experience
providing cutting edge image and video processing software
The
first
and still the most advanced

forensic video
company,
and 3D analysis technology for forensic professionals
In the early 80s, Cognitech was the first to connect established scientific image processing to the field of forensics.
With
many
more patents than anyone else in the forensic software field.
Cognitech is the current technological leader in the area of forensic image and video computing.
Our video enhancement features have been published in peer review publications and admitted in court rooms
and
internationally.
nationally

Over the years,
we've constantly
improved the capabilities of our products by understanding the needs of the forensic field as active participants in the processing of real law enforcement cases
We listen to the needs of our customers.
And now we're excited to present the culmination of our quarter century of experience
For more Information, contact us at:

sales@cognitech.com
techsupport@cognitech.com

or visit us at

http://www.cognitech.com
(626) 796-0326

and take a look at our interactive
product tutorials at:

https://www.cognitech.com/InteractiveTutorials/TUT/Default.htm
The STATE of the art in forensic video:
Cognitech Trisuite 14!

The Cognitech TriSuite
software package includes:
Cognitech Video Investigator
Cognitech VideoActive
Cognitech AutoMeasure
Together, they are a collection of the most powerful tools available for forensic video enhancement, processing, acquisition, and 3D photogrammetric analysis.
We've added many
new
features
With each new version, we continue improving our already powerful algorithms and user-friendly interface. These are some of our latest improvements:
Our lossless workflow
-Preserves the integrity of evidence
throughout processing.

Support for most common and new image and video formats

Built in patented lossless VideoZIP encoding is Cognitech US patented algorithm that is capable of up to 75% lossless video file reduction.

Implementing Cognitech patented algorithms in Nvidia's GPU Cuda technology accelerates the execution time for complex video processing filters 10 fold or more.

And much more
COG, CFF, 3GP, 3G2, ASF,
AVI, BMP, CAL, CMP, CUR, DCM, FLV, FPX, GIF, ICO, IMG, J2K, JPG, M2TS, MAC, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MSP, MTS, MTV, OGV, PCD, PCT, PCX, PGM, PNG, PSD, RAS, RM, SCT, SWF, TGA, TIFF, TS, VOB, WBMP, WEBM, WMF,
WMV, WPG
Reconstruction
filters
Cognitech Video Investigator
is the world's most comprehensive image and video processing platform for the utmost improvement of the fidelity of any forensic evidence imagery.

Video Investigator contains
all
traditional filters commonly used for forensic image and video processing along with numerous proprietary filters that can only be found in Cognitech's software.

Denoise
filters
Remove
Extrema Filter
is one of our
proprietary
filters that
removes noise
that manifests as dark or bright spots of an image or video.
Classical Filters
Includes the
Median and Wiener filters.
Removes repetitive patterns
and noise. It can be incredibly
useful for enhancing latent prints
removed from heavily textured
surfaces and for removing periodic electrical interference in video.
Total Variation
Denoise
is our patented edge preserving noise reduction algorithm designed to prevent the creation of artifacts.
FrameFusion
Denoise
FrameFusion far surpasses frame
averaging. It combines the benefits of
frame averaging with Cognitech's velocity
estimation technology. It's useful for
denoising
moving
objects in video
and enhancing resolution by creating super resolution images from multiple frames of video.
Cognitech VideoActive
is our Real-Time computing platform for user defined video processing flow charting that may consist of any number of connected filters and visualization modules.

Cognitech AutoMeasure

360°
is a general photogrammetric tool-set for accurately measuring any subject, object (e.g. vehicle) , or any crime scene captured in images, video, or 360° panoramic cameras.

Real-Time Video Stabilization and Frame Averaging wizard
is an improvement on a traditional
filter that video
stabilizes and averages multiple frames of video together resulting in a decrease of random noise.

Deblur
filters
Defocus
Deblur
Removes
the appearance of blur caused by an improperly focused camera lens.
Blurred image
Clean image
Deblurred image
Video Investigator provides filters for removing a variety
of blur types including:
Gaussian blur
Out of focus blur
Linear motion blur
Non-linear motion blur.
Some of our featured deblur filters are:
Denoise filters can remove a variety of unwanted random clutter and periodic patterns obscuring original image or video information.
VideoActive includes powerful features for Real-Time processing of captured and live streaming video.
VideoActive makes it incredibly simple to acquire video from a variety of sources. But it doesn't stop there.
Transformation
filters
And much more!
Stabilization
FaceFusion 3D
Mosaic Reconstruction
Rectification
Fisheye Viewer
Geometric Lens Correction
Video Scene Integrator
Video
Deinterlacing/Interlacing
Obscure tools
Unlike traditional image processing software tools, Cognitech Video Investigator allows to process every frame or any part of any frame completely independently with different filter parameters or different filters.

For example, if a blur occurs due to a simultaneous motion of the camera and the observed subjects and vehicle license plates, then a deblurring filter is adapted differently to different parts of the images in different frames.
And best of all, Video Investigator's active interface and fast algorithms show the results of filters as parameters are adjusted in Real-Time with little to no waiting by the end user.
Histogram
Equalization
Image/Video
Processing Tools
Video Capture
Video Processing
Lossless Analog Acquisition
Lossless Digital
Acquisition
Screen Capture
Cognitech Proprietary Lossless VideoZIP encoding
Automatic Demultiplexing
Multi-Channel Fusion
Lens Correction
An interactive interface that allows the user to convert fisheye images into standard perspective images and video. Furthermore, a user can customize the viewpoint, taking advantage of the wide-angle properties of the fisheye lens.
Corrects distortions caused by imperfect camera optics which cause straight lines to become curved in images and video.
The video scene integrator
offers an intuitive method
of separating or combining
videos into channels, scenes,
or movies. It is an invaluable
tool for structuring multiple camera data streams into subject related events. For example, a person can be tracked from camera to camera and put in a single video event.
Improves visibility and enhances details by probabilistically re-balancing the dynamic range of the distribution of pixel values.
Highlight
Obscure the selected areas of the video in order to protect an individual's identity.
Highlights a selection from an image or video to focus on an individual, object, or an event.
Removes large camera or object motion as well as removal of camera shake in order to allow the focus to be on the object of interest.
FaceFusion 3D is our patented solution for facial super resolution enhancement. By combining a 2D image of a face with a 3D model, this filter is able to compensate for full 3D motion such as full 3D head turns, something that is not possible with any other technique.
Stitches together multiple frames of video in order to create a single, continuous image with an expanded field of view.
VideoActive is able to automatically correct lens distortion from live video sources in Real-Time.
Multi-Channel Fusion combines two or more videos from different viewpoints together and fuses information using perspective correction.

For example, Multi-Channel Fusion can accurately combine CCTV video with an overhead photomap (*) (e.g. Google Maps, etc.) allowing for video playback with accurate geographic matching.
Cognitech scientists were the original inventors of the very first video demultiplexing algorithm (1998).

Cognitech's patented demultiplexing converts multiple camera video source streams, such as multiplexed CCTV footage, into individual digital camera channels that can be stored, processed or viewed, individually or together without any rendering time delays.

Cognitech's patented automatic demultiplexing using pattern recognition determines how to separate demultiplexed frames into individual camera channels with no human interaction for any number of channels with any activity in the channels including pan, tilt, and zoom.
Cognitech video acquisition modules perform Real-Time lossless encoding into a .COG video format. .COG files quadruple lossless video acquisition storage capacity.
VideoActive supports lossless acquisition of analog video formats such as NTSC, PAL, S-Video, and VGA sources such as DVRs.
Cognitech VideoActive also supports lossless video acquisition of High Definition digital sources such as HDMI (720p and 1080p), and DVI sources from PCs and PC DVRs.
Our lossless screen capture methods are useful for acquiring video from proprietary DVR sources, including those with digital overlay protection.
With AutoMeasure, it's possible to calculate any 3D biometric dimensions (e.g. height, shoulder width, and shoe sizes), 3D dimensions of vehicles, blood splatter area measurements, and Accident Investigation measurements .
Measurements can be generated in many different ways.
AutoMeasure's automated visual workflow provides clear step by step instructions and feedback for quick results without advanced prior knowledge of photogrammetry and without the need of error-prone manual measurements.
Measurement
Methods
Single Frame Measure
3D Multiview Measure
3D RAMA Panorama Measure 360°
Evidence Image
Measurement Image
Measurement Image
360 Degree Panorama
Evidence Image
Generates accurate measurements by using a
single
video frame and a few measured points from a crime scene.
uses multiple
images in order
to generate
measurements.
The images can be taken by the same or different cameras.
uses a 360° panorama in
combination with an evidence
image for measurement calculation.

With 3D RAMA Panorama Measure , the user can perform all geometric measurements that the 3D MultiView Measure provides with the added convenience of operating and measuring in the
entire 360° visual sphere of view.

This allows the user to measure distances between points that are separated by walls and cannot be seen on the same camera view.
360° degree panoramas can be acquired in two ways.
AutoMeasure Panorama Builder
Combines multiple fisheye images into a continuous, interactive, 360 degree panorama.
Ricoh Theta 360° Integration
Cognitech AutoMeasure includes full integration with the Ricoh Theta 360 degree camera.


3D Multiview Measure does not require that any linear structures or vanishing points be visible in the evidence image.
The rectification filter can be used to rectify the perspective of an image, allowing the proportions of an object to be accurately represented and text images such as license plates to become readable.
Our solutions have been used worldwide by professionals in the fields of law enforcement, counter terrorism, Homeland Security, military, and complete 3D crime and
accident scene analysis.

Video investigator includes many tools for working with interlaced video including interlacing, deinterlacing, and field alignment.
Reconstruction filters use our velocity estimation technology to improve the resolution of images, automatic video stabilization, and generating video mosaics.
Motion
Deblur
Automatically removes the appearance of blur in video caused by motion by using our velocity calculation technology.
Adapve
Deblur Filter:
Track Method
Removes large swirled blurs due to camera shake and fast non-linear motions.
Adapive
Deblur Filter:
Point Method
As we progressed, we scientifically discovered the most advanced enhancement technologies
in order to bring our customers the latest techniques for forensic image and video enhancement, including denoising, deblurring, super resolution frame averaging and 3D analysis tools.
And now we are pioneering state of the art forensic technology with our patented FaceFusion 3D™ filter and 360° panoramic photogrammetric technology.
We are the #1 video forensics software used by Chinese law enforcement and Chinese National Police Academy.
And our software is being used by forensic professionals in every prefecture in Japan including Japan’s National Research Institute of Police Science, and National Police Academy.
On the other side of the globe from our offices in sunny Pasadena, California...
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Tasks which would normally require 1 minute of processing
take 6 seconds or less!
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All together, there are more than 50 major capabilities for image and video processing including:
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Navigate by:
Clicking
on any object with the mouse to zoom to it

Using the
mouse wheel
to zoom in and out at any time.

Clicking and dragging
the canvas with the left mouse button

Pressing the numbers
3
or
4
on your keyboard to rotate the canvas

Move the cursor to the right of the player to use the controls to zoom in/out or see the entire landscape
You can control this tutorial in several different ways.
Welcome to the
interactive overview!
Click on the right navigation button on the player to continue
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Including the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and O.J. Simpson image/video forensic investigations.

The California Court of Appeals has accepted Cognitech’s novel forensic video enhancement techniques into U.S. Courts in the first U.S. Courts decision on forensic video, 1992-1996 (Criminal Law and Procedure Citation, 96 Daily Journal DAR. 8023).
The STATE of the art in forensic video:
Cognitech Trisuite 14!

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TriSuite 14 is based on Cognitech proprietary technology and algorithms validated by over 20 US and international patents authored by Cognitech scientists and engineers since 1988.

Ask our competitors how many issued US and international patents they have.


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Created by Ph.D. scientists to be used by everyone with basic Cognitech training.
...And we are not done yet!
Watch for new and exciting technology developments coming soon from the Cognitech Team such as Cogni CompuTCloud and more...
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