VideoCleaner

VideoCleaner is FREE forensic video enhancement software created for law enforcement, and now available to everyone. Use any Windows computer to process digital images and nearly any video, including some proprietary formats, and VdeoCleaner includes a screen capture tool for everything else.

Simply move a few real-time sliders to brighten poorly lit scenes, improve facial clarity, recover license plates, change viewing perspective, reverse lens distortion, stabilize camera motion, and so much more. Faint movements (e.g. weapon or person), distant color changes (e.g. fire origin or traffic signal), and small details become obvious.

VideoCleaner utilizes industry best practices, peer reviewed science, automatic reporting, open-source code for transparency, and has been field proven through thousands of cases. This is why VideoCleaner is the world's most relied upon forensic video enhancement software. Everything is free, including lifetime support and updates.

Feature Requests

Load and pack a folder full of images as a new video

Planned Features

Min/Max luminosity range test

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Solutions for most video restoration and enhancement problems

Here are a few examples, and their corresponding VideoCleaner solution (denoted as feature SECTION - feature GROUP - specific feature).

 

PROBLEM...................................................................... SOLUTION
Video details appear fuzzy............................................... MAIN - TOOLS - Unsharpen, Sharpen strength
Video details are compressed or expanded..................... MAIN - TOOLS - Video Contrast strength
Video colors are compressed or expanded...................... MAIN - TOOLS - Color Contrast strength
Video colors are too subtle or intense.............................. MAIN - TOOLS - Color Saturation strength
Eliminate glare and steady lights...................................... MAIN - TOOLS - Remove Brightest Strength
Distracting flashing emergency lights............................... MAIN - TOOLS - Suppress HotSpot Strength
Video appears extremely dark or overly bright................. MAIN - TOOLS - Automatic histogram
Distant details are lost in the darker areas....................... MAIN - TOOLS - Backlight compensation
Video is cluttered with tiny random specks....................... MAIN - TOOLS - Denoise
Portions of the scene are out of focus.............................. MAIN - TOOLS - Deblur Lens
License plate, text or logo is hard to read......................... MAIN - FORENSIC - Canny, Sobel, Edge Filter Mode
Movement or color changes are too faint......................... MAIN - FORENSIC - RGBamplifier strength
Hard to detect moving objects/people.............................. MAIN - FORENSIC - Isolate Scene Changes
Can't read stationary signage or license plate.................. MAIN - FORENSIC - Frame Averaging
Only examine complete frames (iFrames)........................ MAIN - FORENSIC - iFrames isolation
Video's authenticity is suspect.......................................... MAIN - ANALYSIS - Extract & Test
See and read file's characteristics.................................... MAIN - ANALYSIS - File Information
Scene is too dark or too bright.......................................... MAIN - EQUALIZER and CURVE
Scene looks like a mosaic of tiny squares........................ MAIN - DEBLOCKING
Video contains repeated frames....................................... PROPERTIES - DUPLICATE removal
Audio is too quiet or shouldn't exist.................................. PROPERTIES - CORE - Volume
Video plays at the incorrect speed................................... PROPERTIES - CORE - FPS speed
Only need a range of video frames................................... PROPERTIES - CORE - Starting & Keep frame
Video plays in reverse order............................................. PROPERTIES - CORE - Reverse Video
Fast moving objects look jagged...................................... PROPERTIES - FIELDS - Sep/Swap
Video jerks up/down or left/right (after Sep/Swap)........... PROPERTIES - FIELDS - Nudge & Shift
Enhance stationary objects in interlaced video................ PROPERTIES - FIELDS - Horizontal
Only a small portion of the video matters......................... PROPERTIES - CROP
Video is the incorrect size or perspective......................... PROPERTIES - RESIZE
License plate or facial details are too small...................... PROPERTIES - RESIZE - SuperResolution
Video needs to be flipped or rotated................................. PROPERTIES - ANGLE
Remove frames inconsistent with reference frame........... PROPERTIES - DESEQUENCE
Scene is jerky to watch (e.g. handheld camera).............. PROPERTIES - STABILIZE
Certain color channels contain greater detail................... PROPERTIES - CHANNELS
Digitized video tape shows VHS aging defects................. SPECIALTY - VHS
Video is distorted into a pincushion or barrel shape......... SPECIALTY - LENS
Camera perspective needs to be repositioned................. SPECIALTY - VIEW
Video overall color is incorrect.......................................... FINALIZING - COLORIZE
Need to highlight or pixelate a specific area..................... FINALIZING - ACCENT
Need to add on-screen text.............................................. FINALIZING - TEXT
Need to add frame numbers............................................. FINALIZING - NUMBER
Need to add a time stamp or time counter....................... FINALIZING - TIMEstamp
Need to know which settings are active............................ MAIN - List all active features
See what the enhanced version has changed.................. MAIN - All frames / mid frames / subtract
Need to quickly toggle enhanced-unenhanced................. MAIN - Deactivate all enhancements
Need to compare enhanced to unenhanced..................... MAIN - Compare Original to Enhanced

 

About

Due to the powerful, yet limited, features of industry software, I created custom software with the help of programmers from around the world. In 2012, after adding new filters to benefit the LAPD, I added a simple user interface and shared my work publicly. Within a few years VideoCleaner became an industry standard, relied upon by law enforcement and analysts worldwide. Its acceptance by the forensic community and courts comes from established science, open source code, constant peer review, and reproducible results. VideoCleaner is a labor of passion intended for the sole purpose of determining the truth, regardless of one's financial status. If you appreciate the software, please share your opinions to help others to discover it too.


VideoCleaner is committed to transparency. Source code for each component is included with the VideoCleaner installation, as their individual download files, collectively located within the file "C:\VideoCleaner\Support\Complete plugin zip folder.7z". These download files are exactly as provided by their respective programmers with that author's DLLs, usage instructions, open source GPL, and source code. You can verify these filters through an on-line web search or by following the links in the VideoCleaner user's manual. Furthermore, the supporting VideoCleaner scripts and batch code are open for your review, and include note fields crediting the subscript's respective author.