RED LIGHT CAMERAS
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Go to the camera company's website and sign in.
There will be two "scene" photos there.
One photo will be of your car just a little bit behind the limit line. Click on it to enlarge it as much as possible, and then right click to save it to your computer. We will call that one, Scene A.
Scene B will be of your car out in the middle of the intersection. Enlarge and save it, too.
(Much of the rest of these
instructions is based on using Paintshop Pro.)
Open your painting
and click file>open, then browse to to the Scene B photo (wherever
you saved it on your computer), and click open.
Click on your
"select" or "selection" tool (a dotted rectangle) and use it to outline
a small, narrow
rectangular portion of Scene B, around the red light, like this:
Then open up Scene
A, and paste (Ctrl-E) the small image you took from Scene B right next
to the Scene A signal.
To get rid of the
dotted outline, move your cursor to any other location on the picture,
and click one more time. Now you should have a picture with TWO
signals, like this:
Switch over to your
magnifier tool, and enlarge the twin signal heads as much as
possible. This is 16 to 1.
With the pixels so
large, it is easy to see - and point out to a cop or a judge - the
greater number of bright (light pink) pixels in the signal head
imported from Scene B. Sometimes - although not in this case -
you can also see evidence that the Scene A yellow light hasn't
gone out. In this picture, the yellow and green lights serve as a
reference point - their brightness is unchanged between Scene A and
Scene B, whereas the red light is brighter.
To save the
pixelated image for later use, use your "Print Screen" button
(upper right corner of your keyboard) to
copy an image of everything you are looking at on your screen -
included the pixelated image - into your "paste" buffer.
Doing a Blow-Up from the Video
You could also do a blow-up from frames of the
video. But the video available on the camera company's website is
greatly reduced in resolution and in frame speed, from the original. To
get a copy of the full-resolution, maximum frames-per-minute video,
file a Discovery request. See my Getting Records page. Be
prepared to have to repeat your request, and to drag the police into
court if they tell you that the online
video is the best there is. You are entitled to Discover the
video - because it can be "exculpatory evidence" - it could show that
you are innocent.
Doing a TBD
Contact me for sample TBDs.