Foclar Media Enhancement & Analysis

Foclar translates advanced scientific techniques and algorithms for the enhancement and analysis of images and videos to intuitive software applications. These packages are used in forensics and law enforcement with the purpose of revealing as many details as possible.

With more than 25 years of experience in developing software for forensics, Foclar strives to develop the most complete toolbox for the job while keeping it intuitive and easy to use.


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Forensic image and video enhancement

Forensic image and video authentication

Forensic image and video enhancement

Everything you need to enhance your image or video the best way possible.

Images and videos play an increasingly important role in law enforcement. They can result in new leads in investigations, but also in hard evidence.
Unfortunately, camera images are often not of the quality required or expected for these purposes. Because it is very easy to manipulate images, their improvement should be done in a forensically and legally responsible manner.

IMPRESS is a forensic image and video enhancement program that has proven itself over 20 years in forensic investigations. IMPRESS includes many science-based filters and secures everything that is done with the imported images. This ‘audit trail’ as the log is called, ensures that an independent audit can be performed on the enhanced images. Enhancing images correctly can be very complex and challenging. Therefore, Foclar has extensive help functions integrated into the program. Foclar also offers different versions of the software, so there is an appropriate version for each user level.

Conclusion: IMPRESS is an indispensable tool in the forensic search for information in images.
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Forensic image and video authentication

With all the cameras and recorders nowadays, it is hard to determine the source of a media file. “Where did it come from?” and “Has it been manipulated?” are two very important questions when it comes to media files as evidence in court. Especially because media manipulation is very easy with all the different (free) tools available on the market. Determining where the file originated from and if it has been altered is a time consuming and hard job. However, it is a very important one and it should be done.

Foclar has made a software package which will give you the tools necessary to perform this job. With the extensive help functionality, where the filters and operations are explained, Foclar has made MANDET a toolbox easy to use.

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Forensic image and video capture and conversion

An easy tool for the conversion and capture of CCTV footage.

With all the different types of CCTV systems and media formats, it is a hard job to get the footage you need in the best way possible.
Luckily, there is FORCAP.

With FORCAP you can:

  • Capture live video from an IP camera
  • Capture video via DVI, VGA and HDMI output.
  • Convert video files to a standard file format using batch jobs.
  • Desktop grab a video from proprietary players.

Combining the software with a laptop and grabber card you have a powerful capture tool which is forensically sound.
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Computer Reverse Projection

A software tool for image comparison using reverse projection, a form of photogrammetry.

Reverse projection is a quick and very simple way to obtain information about the size of a questioned object or person. By using the same camera as the incident and recreating the scene, you can mix the live camera feed with the earlier recording of the object or person. This method will recreate and hence eliminate all camera distortions. You can now place a “target” in the live feed in the same position as the object/person and estimate the size, shape and visible features of the object/person.

COREPRO helps you to quickly recreate the scene and align the camera in exactly the same position as it was during the recording of the object/person. It contains multiple ways of mixing your reference footage with the live footage for the most accurate estimation. The only thing left to do is to record the result.

These procedures have been successfully used to include or eliminate objects such as weapons, clothing and vehicles, together with the height, size and shape of persons or even facial features – provided the source imagery was suitable.

COREPRO has a width range of input capabilities like IP, Analogue, DVI, VGA, HDMI and DV devices.
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The most common forensic clarification methods, quick and easy with a visual guided interface.

Due to the increase of security camera, smartphones and other devices with cameras in them, there is an increase in the amount of video recorded when a crime has occurred. Often this video is not of the best quality but sending this video to the specialized enhancement units takes too much time.

The solution for this is ‘ViewPoint’.

ViewPoint contains the most common clarification methods like contrast, brightness and sharpen It visually guides the end-user to a better result. This way an end-user does not need any training in forensic image enhancement. The program does contain an audit trail, just like its big brother IMPRESS. So, if somebody questions the result, you can show them the audit trail and other specialist can reproduce the result.
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