VFR Lightboard

Calculate Vehicle Speed Accurately From Any Surveillance Camera

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Join us on October 14th as we introduce the new VFR Lightboard. We’ll hear from experts using the Lightboard in the field and we’ll go in-depth with Andrew Fredericks to learn about this breakthrough device for collision and use of force investigators.

The growing availability of video evidence has created significant opportunities for accident reconstructionists who want to measure distance and timing for the purpose of calculating vehicle speeds, especially in pre-impact conditions where no physical evidence is available on the scene.

However, video evidence from surveillance systems is not always what it appears to be. Timing is often inaccurate, frame rates are often misidentified and misleading, and the method of counting frames while assuming a consistent frame rate has led many investigators to produce inaccurate measurements. It is not uncommon to see comprehensive scientific presentations get entirely dismissed over a single critical element, like misrepresenting speed through a frame rate calculation.

The new Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Lightboard provides an easy workflow to accurately calculate vehicle speeds from any surveillance camera device within a reported margin of error.

 

Key Benefits

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Verified speed & timing calculations

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Accurate margin of error to the millisecond

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Simple and consistent methodology

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Easily create court-ready reports and charts

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Validated technology with 2-year calibration certificate

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The VFR Lightboard provides a range of speeds that a vehicle was traveling to a minimum and maximum with a precisely defined margin of error. The iNPUT-ACE Overlay Tool provides an excellent method to produce a distance calculation from the same surveillance video, making iNPUT-ACE an end-to-end solution for calculating timing and distance for speed calculation.

How Does the VFR Lightboard Work?

Frame rates inside a video file are often incorrect, which is why relying on frame rates or other timing metadata to calculate speeds can produce inaccurate measurements.

In addition, driving a test vehicle through the scene to compare the test recording with the original footage is often an unreliable methodology due to the variability of frame timing in surveillance systems.

The VFR Lightboard provides simple, fast, and accurate methodology for calculating vehicle speeds from video to a defined margin of error.

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VFR Light Board Physical Dimensions

  • 13.125” wide
  • 9.375” high
  • 1.3125” deep
VFR Lightboard Timing Report

Example of Timing Report:

The image to the left is an example of the VFR Lightboard Image Timing Report. Click the image to view the full report with 400 different frame intervals.

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Calibration

Every single lightboard is calibrated by our team and validated, using two separate methodologies that provide the tolerances for device accuracy. We certify this calibration for two years and recommend recalibration every two years. The VFR Lightboard Basic license includes a full 1-year warranty with an optional extended warranty. The VFR Lightboard requires iNPUT-ACE and the VFR Calculator module.

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About iNPUT-ACE

At iNPUT-ACE, our mission is to empower investigators with intuitive tools, expert training, and comprehensive support to further video-centric investigations. We strive to ensure every investigator can extract actionable intelligence from video evidence without being slowed down by the technical challenges that are common in video files.

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