Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.

Digital Media Forensics

Scientifically accurate scene reconstruction & analysis

Knott Laboratory Digital Media Forensics LogoDigital Media Forensics™ (DMF) is a state-of-the-art process that uses existing digital evidence and data to establish the facts in a case, eliminate issues, create transparency, and communicate the case visually to a jury. Knott Laboratory is the leader in the field because of our unique combination of engineers, visualization, and law enforcement experts on the DMF staff.

Cameras are becoming more prolific with each passing year, and the footage and photographs they produce hold far more information beyond the picture they display. Our DMF experts can take this footage and derive crucial information to prove or disprove points of a case. This information is then presented visually in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.

For example, our Digital Media Forensics™ team can use video, audio, and data evidence from:

  • Body cameras
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Dashboard cameras
  • Cell phones
  • Video doorbells
  • Traffic cameras
  • Photographs from the scene
  • Drone footage
  • GPS data
  • Event Data Recorders (Vehicle Black Boxes)

And merge this evidence with a Point Cloud to find these key factors:

  • Positions  and distances of people, vehicles and objects
  • Second-by-second timeline of events
  • Alternative perspectives (i.e. from each witness or officer’s vantage point)
  • Speed, pitch, yaw, roll and angles of objects
  • Locations of evidence
  • Points of rest

Additionally, our team can use the methods below to further illuminate findings in a case:

  • Motion Capture
  • 3D Scanning & Point Clouds
  • Real-Time Simulation
  • Interactive Visualizations
  • Virtual Reality

Every detail is scientifically accurate. Our goal is to create transparency and clearly present the facts of your case.

To discuss your case, please contact Bo Milberger at

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