Modern litigation makes use of a vast array of tools that simply did not exist a few years ago. Laser scans and drones have replaced the measuring tape of yesterday. Understanding the power and limitations of this changing technology is a key aspect of modern litigation. We are experts on the best equipment and software to capture any type of data for any type of case. Call Cogent Legal today and make sure your case is handled the right way—from the very start.
A laser scanning device uses an extremely fast, rotating laser to measure distance and elevation data in all directions. This incredible device records billions of distances and measurements during a scan. Cogent Legal laser scans also include a photographic element to capture high-resolution photographs during the scanning process. The high-resolution images are then used as textures for the scan itself, for greater realism and environmental accuracy. The ultimate benefit of a laser scan is that it captures everything within sight—so even if you do not yet know what is going to be relevant in a case, you will have a complete record years later in litigation.
Few attorneys know that aerial drone footage can be useful for litigation purposes. The data obtained from this unique perspective can be instrumental in creating a fully realized 3D model of a scene. Our certified drone pilots analyze and calculate predetermined flight paths in order to capture data from the entirety of the scene. The video and photos from a drone can then be used to create a scene itself or to “texture” a 3D model. Our team uses the latest in cutting-edge software to “stitch” those images together into an ultra-realistic 3D model. By combining drone use with laser scans for a high degree of accuracy, your trial team will have a powerful visual tool with an unimpeachable foundation for trial.
Along with laser scanning and aerial drone work, the basic process of photograph and video production cannot be overlooked. At Cogent Legal, our team is skilled in all aspects of visual reproduction. With these fundamental skill sets, we are able to provide both evidence-capturing services and high-quality day-in-the-life videos, using the best equipment to achieve 4K video, lighting, and professional sound that many other legal graphics agencies cannot match. We then apply a great deal of effort and expertise in the video editing process, to achieve maximum impact for mediation or trial.
"It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence."
William James • "Essays in Popular Philosophy"
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