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Document Redaction | Combining Manual & Automatic Redaction

Document Redaction | Combining Manual & Automatic Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  When it comes to redaction, documents tend to be the most tedious in labor. It’s a line-by-line analysis affair. If you’re lucky, you have very few sentences and words to redact, and can move on to the next assignment. It’s a slog, an absolute slog. With this type of software, it’s like its job is designed not to get the work done and is just meant to steal your labor hours. There have been...

Aug 19, 2019
Live Captioning | Ensuring Communications for Appropriate Response

Live Captioning | Ensuring Communications for Appropriate Response

By: CaseGuard

  There are times where audio and video files don’t need redaction, or tagging, or enhancements. They only need captioning. But captioning has been a very difficult task up to this point. First, you’d have to play a section of a file, write down what you heard, rewind the file, insert a text box, and type what you wrote. When you’re done, you’d have to go all the way back to the beginning, ensure...

Aug 12, 2019
Snapshots | Finding the 'Needle in the Haystack' Evidence

Snapshots | Finding the 'Needle in the Haystack' Evidence

By: CaseGuard

  Too many times. That’s the standard response to the question of how many times have officers faced dangerous weapons on the street. Too many times. It’s an extremely terrible situation that officers are burdened with countless times in this country. By the time we finish writing this article, over a dozen officers will be in contact with a person with a dangerous weapon who should not have one...

Aug 05, 2019
In Memory of Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

In Memory of Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Jul 29, 2019
Audio Resampling | Protecting Sensitive Information & Identities

Audio Resampling | Protecting Sensitive Information & Identities

By: CaseGuard

  Protecting sensitive information and identities is a core operation when redacting files. It can be difficult when you face audio content. On the one hand, audio needs to be heard clearly for a jury to understand what is transpiring. On the other, we may be dealing with a protected witness, an undercover officer, or some information that is critical to future prosecutions that can’t be revealed...

Jul 22, 2019
Point, Click, & Hold | The Most Fundamental Time Saver in Redaction

Point, Click, & Hold | The Most Fundamental Time Saver in Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  When it comes to redaction, the true key for any software is how deep its interaction with the accessed files is. All too often, people work with files loaded into software that has not intuition for the content, the workload. Instead the software relies on command prompt, a high level of technical education on the part of the user, and copious amounts of time. But in high-paced environments,...

Jul 15, 2019
Converting Audio to Different Languages

Converting Audio to Different Languages

By: CaseGuard

  For some time now, one of the biggest problems in translating audio and video files is finding smart software that can make conversion beyond one language. Usually you can find software that is dedicated to two languages, say English and Spanish, and then you have to find another software product for additional languages as needed. Further, if you were to hire out for such services it could...

Jul 08, 2019
In Memory of Officer Jerome O. Piet

In Memory of Officer Jerome O. Piet

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Jul 01, 2019
Video Analytics & Audio Analysis

Video Analytics & Audio Analysis

By: CaseGuard

  Video files keep tripping us up. Are we seeing what we’re seeing? Or will our tools reveal something our eyes aren’t catching? Audio files present even more problems. Factor in background noise, external and internal interference, environmental noise, movement, and soon both types of files, and even both types combined, present unimaginable problems that now become your responsibility to solve...

Jun 26, 2019
Automatic PDF Redaction

Automatic PDF Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  Document redaction has been a labor intensive task for quite some time. There are countless examples where documents that require redaction are typically hundreds of pages long. With typical technology, this means a person has to review the document page by page, locating what needs to be redacted, and then apply techniques and effects to redact the selected content, one line at a time. This...

Jun 24, 2019

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