Ikena Forensic

Ikena Forensic. What happened, clarified.

Seeing is believing. Ikena Forensic enhances video from any source to clarify the critical question: What happened? With Ikena Forensic, analysts can quickly and easily identify important details like faces and the make/model of cars to produce forensically valid evidence. Now, decision makers like judges and juries can clearly see the facts that only experts could discern before. 
 
Ikena Forensic is currently used in law enforcement, commercial security, intelligence, test & measurement and transportation.
Justice for Montana State Troopers
The Background:A Montana State Trooper was killed during a high-speed pursuit of a suspect on a Montana highway. The suspect fled the scene. MotionDSP’s Role:Ikena Forensic enabled analysts to stabilize the shaky, blurred video...
Identifying the suspect in the highway death of a State Trooper

The Background:
A Montana State Trooper was killed during a high-speed pursuit of a suspect on a Montana highway. The suspect fled the scene.
 
MotionDSP’s Role:
Ikena Forensic enabled analysts to stabilize the shaky, blurred video retrieved from the trooper’s mounted dashboard camera. Using an overlay from a still photograph taken at the scene, MotionDSP engineers clearly proved what happened: the suspect’s car was driving on the wrong side of the road when it clipped an oncoming truck. This action forced the truck to veer into the trooper’s car, resulting in the state trooper’s death. Ikena also clarified the image of the suspect’s car, aiding in identifying the make and model so the suspect could be identified.
 
The Result:
While the case is ongoing, MotionDSP provided a strong lead in the search for the suspect and enabled the police to use the crude VHS tape from the on-board camera as forensic evidence to prove that the suspect's illegal actions directly caused the death of the state trooper.

Readable license plate leads to suspect
The Background:
Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) had surveillance video of a suspect’s vehicle passing a security camera. Although the vehicle was in clear view, the letters on the license plate were unreadable....
NCIS Surveillance Video

The Background:

Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) had surveillance video of a suspect’s vehicle passing a security camera. Although the vehicle was in clear view, the letters on the license plate were unreadable.

MotionDSP’s Role:

At a training session, a NCIS analyst used Ikena Forensic to reconstruct the characters on a license plate using Ikena’s super-resolution (which combines the best information from multiple frames of video) and MotionDSP’s patented de-interlacing algorithm. Immediately, the license plate characters were visible.

The Result:

With the license plate details in hand, the Navy was able to conduct a database search that led to a positive ID of the perpetrator.

 

Apprehending Shoplifters
Background:
Shoplifting and employee theft cost US businesses billions of dollars annually. Retailers maintain a database of known thieves and shoplifters, and keep photos of the individuals. They compare surveillance images with...
Creating positive IDs of known shoplifters

Background:

Shoplifting and employee theft cost US businesses billions of dollars annually. Retailers maintain a database of known thieves and shoplifters, and keep photos of the individuals. They compare surveillance images with their photo database of known shoplifters, and if a match is found, they must quickly pass the image to local law enforcement so the suspected shoplifter can be apprehended before leaving the area. Speed is of the essence.

The challenge is that surveillance images need to be high quality in order to be matched accurately to the database, and the quality of images from retail security cameras (also known as CCTV cameras) can vary significantly due to the camera’s location, resolution, and the movement of the individual.

MotionDSP’s Role:

MotionDSP’s Ikena Forensic software is able to significantly increase the fidelity of images captured from video so the clearest image can be matched to the database and given to law enforcement. If an employee spots a suspected shoplifter, security staff can use Ikena to quickly extract a high quality still image and verify a positive match. Security can then immediately turn the image over to law enforcement so they can apprehend the suspect.

The Result:

Shoplifters who might not otherwise be caught and convicted will be stopped, preventing further loss. Law enforcement does not typically have the resources to apply video forensic services to non-violent crimes. Stores help the police take shoplifters off the street by providing them with high-quality evidence. Stop one or two shoplifters and the software pays for itself.

Simplified Workflow

Import digital video from any source. Quickly enhance videos using Ikena’s presets and one-click “auto settings” or via the fine tuning controls. Export enhanced videos, snapshot images and auto-generated reports.
 
Enhancing videos in Ikena consists of these simple steps:
 
  • Drag and drop your video file into Ikena
  • Choose the moment your want to enhance
  • Select a preset, or use “Auto Settings”
  • Click “Live Preview” to review results
  • Click to create and save an enhanced high-res image or video

Import digital video from any source.

Ikena can capture video from proprietary DVR video players.

Quickly enhance videos with super-resolution.

Ikena’s intuitive user-interface includes one-click “Auto Settings” presets, and fine-tuning controls. Works (fast!) on your laptop or desktop Windows PC.

Export enhanced snapshots, videos, and auto generated reports.

Ikena’s intuitive user-interface includes one-click “Auto Settings” presets, and fine-tuning controls. Works (fast!) on your laptop or desktop Windows PC.

Features
Hundreds of video forensic experts agree: enhancing video evidence is a time-consuming process. Video from security systems is hard to play. Video evidence—whether from a cell phone or surveillance video—is invariably of poor quality, suffering from issues like low resolution, poor lighting, noise, and shake. Current forensic tools are complicated, impossible to learn, and slow. Traditional "video clarification" tools don't get the job done. 
 
Our solution: Ikena Forensic, MotionDSP's video forensic software for Windows.
 
Ikena has been designed from the ground up to accelerate video forensics using state-of-the-art, automated image processing that can quickly extract forensically valid results from any video source. Based on patented super-resolution-based reconstruction algorithms, Ikena is powerfully simple, automating into a single click what was once a multi-step, manual process. It's a new paradigm in video forensics.
Features
Image Stabilization
With Ikena Forensic, you can stabilize videos from hand-held, vehicle-mounted and aerial cameras. MotionDSP’s stabilization algorithm uses motion estimation from up to 51 frames to stabilize video, and is able to remove jitter from the most severe shake. See Ikena Forensic's stabilization in action on the Zapruder film of the Kennedy Assassination (before/after).
 
Deblur & Deinterlace
Ikena Forensic’s deblurring filter can sharpen images and enhance detail without increasing noise. Ikena Forensic's patented de-interlacing algorithm can dramatically improve detail by fusing interlaced fields with any sort of motion, resulting in a single progressive image without artifacts. See example below.
 
 
Lighting & Contrast
Ikena Forensic combines lighting enhancement tools with its super-resolution algorithm to enable you to produce the highest possible quality images despite lighting challenges. Ikena Forensic extracts details from poorly lit video with advanced tools such as locally adapted histogram equalization, and a light and color tool that adjusts on-the-fly during your video to adapt to changing lighting conditions. In addition, Ikena Forensic includes industry-standard controls such as light and contrast, shadows/highlights, gamma, color saturation, and color temperature. See example below.
 
 
Features

Competitive video clarification tools employ manual frame-averaging tools that require hours of manual work by highly trained experts. Ikena Forensic’s super-resolution delivers faster, superior results in far less time by weighing good data over "bad" for smooth, noise-less reconstruction. Even better, it does so automatically in one single click using mathematical algorithms that are precisely reproducible every time. No advanced training or forensic expertise necessary.

See what Ikena Forensic's super-resolution filter reveals the face of the individual.
How to buy

Features
Ikena's Evidence Spotlight Tool simplifies the task of preparing video evidence for presentation in court by automating the process of highlighting or obscuring subjects in the scene. Using MotionDSP’s proprietary object-tracking technology, Ikena Evidence Spotlight is able to track selected individuals and objects as they move around the scene, saving you hours of manual labor setting individual key frames (key frames can still be set manually, if desired).  
 
Ikena Evidence Spotlight is available as a stand-alone product, or an add-on option to Ikena Forensic, and comes bundled with Ikena Forensic Pro (at no additional charge).