Expert Qualifications

office3Robert W. Sanderson, Principal

Rob is the President and Forensic Video Analyst at Audio Video Forensic Labs. Rob’s career stems from an early interest in electronics. Coupled with a good ear for sound, Rob transitioned from hobbyist to building his own world class recording studio which he operated for 14 years. Later, Rob dove head first into video engineering and for 10 years has successfully operated SVS Television Productions. Now Rob brings 24 years of combined professional A/V experience exclusively to the forensics world. Professionally trained in audio and video authentication and clarification as well as voice identification, Rob’s experience and intuitive capabilities can yield impressive results where others fail. Job 1 – Help deliver usable evidence whenever possible.


Jan. 2005 – Present
Audio Video Forensic Lab Poughkeepsie, NY

Skills: Audio and video enhancement, restoration, clarification, digital audio video authentication, tape microscopy, photogrammetry, voice identification, audio noise reduction, video de-multiplexing and stabilization, taser video authenticity, wiretap authenticity, TASER CAM Authentication and Analysis, Body Cam Authentication and Analysis. Mr. Sanderson also speaks on the topics of A/V Enhancement and Authentication.

Clients Include: New York State Attorney General, Cook Cty. States Attorney, United States District Court, Dutchess County District Attorney, Mass. Public Defender, Nassau County Homicide Dept., Federal Public Defender – District of Oregon, Fortress Global Investigations, the Legal Aid Society of New York, County of Northampton PA District Attorney, State of Maryland Public Defenders, Reuters, Pinkerton, local police departments, private investigators, insurance companies, citizens and attorneys. Vetted expert on the New York City 18B panel.

Specific Forensic Education

Forensic VIDEO Training:
Cognitech Tri-Suite Training, Certificates of Completion from Video Advisors LLC and Cognitech
MotionDSP Ikena, Development Contributor and Long Term Beta Tester
dTective Forensic Suite Training, Certificates of Completion from Ocean Systems
Video Analyst NASA VISAR Forensic System, Certificate of Completion from Intergraph Corp.
Video Authentication and Enhancement, Certificate of Completion – Owl Investigations

Forensic AUDIO Training:
Forensic Audio Enhancement, Certificate of Completion from Enhanced Audio.
Audio Authentication: Project Experience – Retired FBI Specialist James B. Reames
Advanced Forensic Audio Enhancement: Digital Audio Corporation, Certificate of Completion
Audio Authentication and Enhancement, Voice Identification – NY Institute of Forensic Audio – Certificate of Completion
Voiceprint Identification Techniques – Rik Alexanderson, Voice Identification Inc. Certificate of Completion

Computer and Mobile Device Media Extraction and Analysis:
BlackLight Tool Training, BlackBag Technologies. Certified BlackLight Examiner. Windows, Mac, IOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

1995 – 2005
SVS Television Productions Poughkeepsie, NY
President, Chief Engineer
Produced Corporate Sales and PR Programs. Wrote, shot, edited all programs. Designed and built facilities. Clients include IBM, Culinary Institute of America, ABC, Laerdal Medical Corp. and Creative Media (Phillip Morris, Pepsi, Marsh, Duracell). Produced DVD’s and Interactive CD-Rom Projects.

1981 – 1995
Soundscape Recording Studios, Poughkeepsie
President, Chief Engineer
Chief Engineer on over 1,000 Recording Sessions. Designed and built facilities.


acfeilogoMember, American College of Forensic Examiners, International Association of Identification and the Audio Engineering Society