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Tue, Feb 28

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Virtual Event

MCTC Video Surveillance Live Virtual Course

This three-day live online course teaches the techniques and skills needed to record surveillance video with camcorders, mirrorless cameras, and other equipment. Students will be exposed to state-of covert video surveillance systems and see how to use them in the field.

MCTC Video Surveillance Live Virtual Course
MCTC Video Surveillance Live Virtual Course

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2023, 8:30 AM MST – Mar 02, 2023, 2:00 PM MST

Virtual Event

Class Description

Course Overview:

 This three-day live online course teaches the techniques and skills needed to record surveillance video with camcorders, mirrorless cameras, and other equipment. Students will be exposed to state-ofthe-art covert video surveillance systems and see how to use them in the field. The course will focus on both camcorder surveillance and covert video recording systems. It will include how to plan a successful video surveillance operation and the situational awareness necessary for safe surveillance. 

An in-depth night surveillance session will show participants multiple techniques for recording surveillance video in low-light and no-light conditions. Participants will learn how to link the audio from covert audio transmitters to their camcorders. Participants will practice using professional microphones with camcorders to record confessions, eyewitness accounts, and victim statements. EXERCISES AND NEEDED EQUIPMENT This live online class includes hands-on exercises! Following the firstand second-days’ instruction, exercises can be recorded with any available video camera. Your cell phone is fine; an agency-owned camcorder, mirrorless/DSLR camera, or recording optics will improve the experience. Exercise videos are uploaded to a provided folder and reviewed on the second and third mornings. 

COURSE TOPICS

 • The power of video as a source of evidence • Introduction to video cameras and digital media formats

 • The elements of video continuity

 • Automatic and manual focus

 • Optical and digital zoom

 • Safely recording surveillance video

 • Hands-on daylight surveillance of stationary and moving subjects

 • Hands-on nighttime surveillance with video cameras, night vision,  and IR illumination devices

 • Recording quality audio from covert transmitters and other sources

 • Safely using and recording with pole and covert cameras

 • Using surveillance video during pre-operational briefings

REGISTRATION FEE

 This course is provided by Midwest Counterdrug Training Center. There is NO COST to attend this training!

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