Evidence Manager Tutorial 42:

Creating Evidence Files

TOC

CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads

Overview

You can use Evidence Manager to create evidence files necessary for legal matters. Evidence Manager permits two ways to create video evidence files:

  • As a folder containing the video and a Evidence Manager player instance. The evidence file in the folder has the .video extension.
  • As a single file that includes the video as well as a Evidence Manager player instance. This file has as the .exe extension.

In both the scenarios, video files can be opened only using the accompanying player, thereby ensuring that the video evidence is admissible as evidence. Evidence files created this way can be saved to removable media or a physical location on your computer.

Procedure

To create an evidence file:

  1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
  2. On the menu bar, Click the Create Evidence File icon.
    OR
    Go to File > Save Evidence Files As.
    The Create Evidence window appears.
  1. Under Source Files, click Add Files. Navigate to, and select the video files that you want to add to the evidence file.
  2. (Optional) To delete a file that you no longer want to include, click the file in the file list, and click Remove Files.
  3. Click Include Player to include an Evidence Player instance in the same folder as this evidence file.
  4. Click Create Single File to create a single file that includes both the Evidence Player instance and the video.
  5. Copy the video files to a USB drive or a folder:
    1. Select Folder/USB, and in the Destination box, set the location where you want to save the video evidence.
    2. If you selected Create Single File, enter a name for the evidence file, and click Save.
  6. Burn a CD or a DVD:
    1. Click CD/DVD.
    2. In the Disc Info list, select the CD or the DVD. Disc details such as the disc type and available disk space are displayed in the area below.
  7. (Optional) If you selected Create Single File, click Password Protect to provide a password to open this file.
  8. Click Write.
  9. If you selected Password Protect, enter the password for opening the evidence file in the Password Protect box.

The video evidence is created at the location you specified. The Write Status progress bar indicates the progress of the operation.

NOTE: Evidence File Creation Message

If your evidence file is created successfully, a message box will appear indicating so. If however, an error is encountered during the evidence file creation, an error message box will appear. If you see an error message, attempt the evidence file creation again.

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