Liberty Police Interview Recorder

Digital Audio / Video Police Interview Recorder


Liberty Police Interview Recorder.

The Liberty Police Interview Recorder is a simple, easy to use recording system that captures interview and interrogation audio, video and notes for police, law enforcement services and other government agencies.

The program uses standard VHS-like Start, Stop and Record buttons. The recorded material is saved into a single file on the recording system hard-drive. Optionally, the file may be automatically and simultaneously recorded to a secure file server and saved onto a CD/DVD. The recordings can later be transcribed or provided to other agencies in a universal playback format.

The recorded notes serve as "bookmarks" or cue points into the recording file. The notes may later be searched to find and identify recordings files. They also eliminate the need to fast-forward or rewind through large recording files.

"The Liberty Police Interview Recorder allows police and other agencies to capture interview recordings
and document interviews and interrogations."

Just some of the features and benefits of the Liberty Police Interview Recorder include:

  • Real-time audio and video display for concurrent monitoring.
  • Dual Camera Recording captures dual video feeds from the same interview room. Follow this link for futher information on the dual recording capability of the LIR system.
  • Configuration options include recording multiple interview rooms onto a single PC saving money and space on PC hardware.
  • Recordings saved into universal formats such as .pdf and .wmv for distribution to other agencies, eliminating the need for the download of proprietary playback programs.
  • Custom watermark plus time and date stamp imbedded onto every recording frame.
  • Remote monitor capabilities through a standard LAN network.
  • Optional remote "start-recording" facility with either a hardware switch, or through a remote control program.
  • Recording LED that may be installed into the interview room to confirm that recording is active.
  • Optional "case information" prompt so that each interview is documented with a consistent set of information.
  • Instantaneous playback cueing; no more delay while waiting for fast-forward or rewind functions.
  • Playback program specifically designed for transcription including foot-pedal support.
  • Automatic Gain Control and Noise Reduction facilities for the clearest possible audio playback.
  • Mute button provides continuous video recording with muted audio.
  • Recordings saved in a digital format that may be copied onto any standard Windows supported media including external hard-drives, memory sticks and CD/DVDs.
  • Optional ability to automatically save the recording files to a central file server.
  • Search facility matches on any text entered into the associated file notes.
  • Eliminate bulky tapes and one-off DVDs that are difficult to copy, save and manage over extended periods of time.
  • No more lost DVDs or broken VHS tapes.
  • Non-proprietary, open source compression formats.
  • Configurable frame rates and video resolutions.
  • Industry standard off-the-shelf Windows PC components that may be serviced by any IT professional.
  • Optional touch-screen support with over-size push-button controls for all recording functions.
An example of how multiple PCs may be enclosed in a rack configuration for Liberty Police Interview Recorder.

LIR systems are available that support multiple recording rooms on one PC as well as multi-PC configurations supporting numerous rooms. An example of a rack configuration for multiple PCs is shown above.

Supports Multi-Camera Recording

The Liberty Interview Recorder supports multi-camera recording. Multi-camera recording means that the Liberty system captures and records multiple complete video feeds for each recording session, instead of doing a more traditional picture-in-a-picture overlay. Multi-camera support is critical for applications where users want to capture two complete streams of video. This can be especially important when recording a close view of the subject and a wide-angle view of an entire room. Or for child advocate or adolescent interviews where the subject may move around. The older picture-in-a-picture type solution uses an overlay technique where a portion of the recording stream may be overlaid by a second camera feed, thus obscuring the primary camera and degrading the resulting video.

The screen capture below shows playback of a dual recording using Windows Media Player.


Dual Camera Playback in Windows Media Player

Liberty Supports Implementations of All Sizes and Complexities

The Liberty system provides the ideal recording solution for both large and small police organizations. The system has been selected and implemented in large police organizations with over 1,000 badged officers supporting civil populations of over 1 million people. Alternatively, the system has also been selected by smaller police organizations with only a single interview / interrogation room.

In the case of a large police organization, the Liberty Interview System can be supplied with a browser interface facility that links the user to a database of the recording files. The browser interface provides search and retrieve facilities that in turn provides the force with quick access to all of their recording files through a central web interface.

For smaller police organizations, the recorder may be installed onto a single computer to record a single interview room. In such a case, a local search and retrieval program may be used to find files and a database is not generally required.

Save Audio / Video Recordings into standard PDF Files with Cue Points and Annotations

Liberty Police Interview Recorder.

Audio / Video recordings may be saved into standard .pdf documents. Annotations can provide cue points into the recordings and playback is facilitated through Windows Media Player. A proprietary playback program is not required.



Bookmarks provide multiple cue points to where the operator may instantaneously jump the audio / video playback.

The Liberty Interview Recorder integrates with the Liberty Evidence Management System and the Post Recording Manager for a complete and secure file management system.

The Liberty Interview Player

The Liberty Interview Player provides playback facilities for your captured audio files. The Liberty Interview Player is available as a no cost download from the link below. The Player lets you select and listen to individual channels in a recording or a mix of several or all of the channels. The Player runs on any PC with Windows XP or later that has standard audio / video capabilities. For Operating systems prior to Windows 7, you will need to install the applicable video codec to allow for video playback. Windows 7 and later operating systems generally include any required video codecs for video playback. An optional foot pedal for controlling playback is available, please contact High Criteria for details.

Liberty Interview Player.

Download the Liberty Interview Player Program

The Liberty Player is a no-cost program that may be downloaded from the following link: Liberty Interview Player V2.7 for the Microsoft install file (4.72MB).

After you have downloaded and installed the Liberty Player, you may wish to review the Knowledge Base to review how to configure and use the program.

Liberty Interview Player for Mac OS 10.6 and Later

The Liberty Interview Player for Mac OS 10.6 or later provides audio playback facilities for your Liberty Interview recording files on a Mac OS 10.6 or later computer. The Liberty Interview Player is available as a no cost download from the link below. An optional foot pedal for controlling playback is available, please contact High Criteria for details.

The Liberty Interview Player for Mac is a no-cost program that may be downloaded from the following link: Liberty Police Interview Player for Mac.

2DCR Conversion Program

The 2DCR Conversion Program allows users to convert standard DVR-DVDs, mp3 files and wav files into standard .dcr format files. As the files are converted, the user can add standard case information into the meta-data fields for the file. Adding this meta-data allows the file to be searched, just like other files created by the Liberty Recording system.

Further details can be found on this webpage for the 2DCR Conversion Program..

Contact High Criteria for more Information

The Liberty Interview Recorder is available through dealers located across the United States and directly from High Criteria Inc.
Please contact High Criteria at 905-886-7771 for further details.


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