A New Tool for Examining Video Files
Special Guest: Brandon Epstein and Bertam Lyons, Dir. of Forensic Training and Managing Dir. of Software at Medex Forensics
In this episode, we are joined by Brandon Epstein and Bertam Lyons who work at Medex Forensics. They will be discussing the newest Medex tool with us. Medex forensics began 5 years ago when the forensic audio-visual analysis unit (which no longer exists under that name) at the FBI asked their company to create forensic training focusing on video.
The goal of the training was to enable analysts and examiners to understand exactly how to represent, without any tools, what every data detail of an audio or video file means and how to interpret all the information in the file.
Because of the development of that training program for the FBI, they were able to identify trends in internal video data structures and how they were encoded from a binary perspective. This led to the creation of the new Medex tool that helps examine video files.
The product focuses on using the internal structures of video evidence and video files to render information about the files that was not able to be seen before. Examples of such information are metadata, structure, and other important details.
Listen to the full episode to hear a complete explanation of the new Medex tool and why it is so important to digital investigations.