The opening paragraph of Kent Gibson’s article rings so true to those of us who are asked to “improve” audio and video in the course of working with e-discovery. In the few short years I’ve worked in Litigation Support, there have already been a number of times where I’m presented with some audio or video tape and asked to “clean it up” in some way, and I don’t have near the tools that a forensic audio engineer!
If only it were true, as the televised CSI seems to promise, that any audio recording could be made intelligible with a little bing from a computer. The realities of forensic audio may surprise you — amazing things are possible, but not all things.
If only I could make all of our attorney’s read the whole thing.