posted by Sean Varah
Burlingame, CA—April 14, 2015
Insightful Video Combined with Computer Vision Software Helps Expose the Truth
Burlingame, CA [April 14, 2014] – MotionDSP, a leading provider of image processing and computer vision software, today partnered with International Justice Mission (IJM) to provide its computer vision software to aid IJM investigators in their video analysis to monitor for human rights violations and trafficking. Efficient use of video offers IJM investigators the ability to view critical evidence and document crimes in order to assist local authorities in solving systemic issues. MotionDSP’s Forensic 5.0 software helps the expert investigators efficiently extract clear evidence from video, ultimately saving hundreds of hours of manpower.
“IJM’s investigative work depends upon collecting clear, compelling evidence, and our teams, working closely with local law enforcement, collect hundreds of undercover videos and thousands of evidentiary images every year,” said Mark Clookie, Vice President of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development at IJM; former Director of Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS). “Using MotionDSP, we now have access to leading-edge software to complete digital video forensics quickly and effectively. Partnering with MotionDSP wil expedite and improve our operational effectiveness; this technology will prove invaluable to our work.”
Founded in 1997, International Justice Mission is a US based non-profit human rights organization that operates in countries all over the world to rescue victims of individual human rights abuse. IJM works to combat human trafficking including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, forced labor slavery, illegal detention, police brutality and illegal land seizure. Based on referrals of abuse received from relief and development organizations, IJM conducts professional investigations of the abuses and mobilizes intervention on behalf of the victims. Though it is a faith-based organization, IJM assists victims regardless of their religion. The purpose of IJM is victim relief, perpetrator accountability, victim aftercare, and structural transformation.
“Drones give investigative and journalistic organizations an advantage by offering the ability to capture video in remote, hard to reach places, offering constant vigilance over areas that typically can’t be monitored,” said CEO of MotionDSP, Sean Varah. “Now, thankfully, we have more video than we know how to process. Our software, which has been used in a myriad of military special operations, augments human capabilities by automating the ability to get to the critical information quickly, and also improves fidelity to help expert analyst extract more from the video data. We are pleased to partner with IJM in their mission to uncover atrocities that happen regularly around the globe.”
Video—captured from drones, closed caption TV, and even smartphones—plays an important role in our lives, from identifying a suspect in a robbery to finding the source of a forest fire. MotionDSP software provides experts with the ability to use the data in the video pixels to gain valuable insights about what’s happening around the world. For more information on MotionDSP, please visit www.motiondsp.com.
MotionDSP is a leading provider of advanced imaging processing and computer vision software that helps commercial organizations and governments extract critical information from real-time video to answer high stakes questions. MotionDSP’s solutions support operational deployments within the US Department of Defense and National Intelligence agencies, as well as within the homeland security and law enforcement communities and commercial markets.