Ikena Spotlight

Video and Audio Redaction Software

We just released Ikena® Spotlight 7, MotionDSP’s latest major upgrade to our industry-leading video redaction solution. Ikena Spotlight 7 implements third-generation tracking technology that improves tracking of redacted faces and objects, even from challenging body-cam footage where both the camera and the redacted subject are moving. Redaction is activated with a single keyframe — the user selects the face or object with one click, and the tracker takes it from there. Multiple objects can be tracked and redacted simultaneously in parallel. Ikena Spotlight is one of the only software products in the market that was built specifically for redaction, works with video from any camera source, and isn’t part of a larger evidence management system.Buy NowSchedule DemoDownload Brochure


Automated Tracking Technology
Spotlight’s automated tracking algorithms greatly reduce the number of steps needed to mask and blur objects and remove the need for frame-by-frame redaction.

Create Products
Easily create and export a video product or snapshot of your video to present as evidence in court or to share and get the public’s help to identify suspects.

Audio Redaction
Bleep, mute or modulate specific clips of audio in your video to protect the identities of witnesses, minors, victims and undercover police officers.

Timeline Navigator
Use this helpful tool to zoom the timeline, making precise navigation more accessible.

Audio Waveform Bar
The waveform bar in Spotlight gives you a visual representation of audio in your video to more quickly identify where potential dialogue is taking place.

Redaction Report
Automatically generate a redaction report that documents all video and audio redactions made to your video for use in court or public release.

Use Cases

Spotlight the Important
Prepare video evidence for court by highlighting a person’s or object’s activities, even in the background or in dark areas of a video. This help focus the audience’s attention on the most important info.

Obscure the Irrelevant
Focus attention on the movements of the suspect or relevant actions by obscuring and masking the distracting parts of the video. This allows cases to be made more quickly and clearly.

Protect the Innocent
Obscure or redact images in video footage of people who need to remain anonymous, or are not part of the relevant events. The innocent are protected, and the irrelevant are no longer a distraction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Ikena Spotlight license cost?
Licenses are perpetual meaning once you purchase them, you own them forever. One year of support and product updates is included with each license. If you wish to stay current with the software, you must renew your support after the first year. Detailed pricing can be found here.

Will Ikena Spotlight work with my body cameras?
We’ve tested video files from nearly every major body camera manufacturer including Taser, Panasonic, WatchGuard, Reveal, COBAN, Digital Ally and more. Our software is meant to be camera-agnostic and work with video from nearly any source including, but not limited to, security cameras, dash cams/in-car systems and mobile phones.

What are the system requirements for this software?
For a list of specific system requirements, please visit this page. Basically, you’ll need a modern Windows-based desktop or laptop with a good graphics card.

Are the video redactions reversible?
To prevent a redaction from being reversed, we recommend using our solid color option to redact faces and objects. This method permanently changes the pixel values in the chosen area.

Is support included with a license?
Yes, each license includes one year of support and product updates. Additional years of support can be purchased upfront at a reduced price. Keeping your support current means you’ll have access to all of the latest upgrades and featurs, as well as phone and email support from our team.

Is your solution fully automated?
While we do have automated tracking technology to make redaction much faster, we don’t claim to be fully automated. We’ve seen claims from competitors that no human interaction is needed with their software, but this simply isn’t true. There are dangerous and costly repercussions if someone’s privacy isn’t protected properly. Read more here.

Do you offer demos?
Online demos are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday, excluding holidays. Please sign up for a demo by filling out our online form here.

Are the audio redactions reversible?
No. “Mute” completely removes the audio in the given section. “Beep” completely overwrites the audio through the beep signal in the given section. “Resample” distorts frequencies of the audio which changes the pitch randomly, not with a predefined value, so the audio cannot be reversed to its original state.