Previewing evidence in cases

If you have many files in a case, you can quickly navigate and preview all of the files by using the Evidence preview window.

What you should know

The Evidence preview window is used to quickly navigate many evidence files:
  • Evidence image files and videos are displayed as thumbnails in the Files list in the Evidence preview window, so that you can quickly find the evidence that you need. Click a file to open a preview of the evidence in the Preview pane to the left of the Files list.
  • The View details button opens the selected file in a new browser tab to keep the focus on the case.
  • When a preview is not available for a file, a generic file icon and a download link are displayed.

To preview evidence files in a case:

  1. Open an existing case and click any file in the Files section.
    The Evidence preview window opens if there are two or more files in the case.

  2. To sort the evidence Files list, click Sort by and select the filter that you require:
    • Uploaded time: Click to hide description
      Sorts the evidence preview list results based on the file upload time. Click the ascending or descending arrow to change the Upload time sort order.
    • Start time: Click to hide description
      Sorts the evidence preview list results based on the file start time. Click the ascending or descending arrow to change the Start time sort order.
    • File name: Click to hide description
      Sorts the evidence preview list results based on the file name. Click the ascending or descending arrow to change the File name alphabetical sort order.
    • File type: Click to hide description
      Sorts the evidence preview list results based on the file type. Click the ascending or descending arrow to change the File type alphabetical sort order.
    • Uploaded by: Click to hide description
      Sorts the evidence preview list results based on who uploaded the files. Click the ascending or descending arrow to change the Uploaded by alphabetical sort order.
  3. Use the Scroll bar to quickly navigate the evidence preview list results.
  4. Click a file in the Files list to preview the file in the Preview pane.
  5. Click View details to open the file details in a new browser tab, while keeping the focus on the case.

After you finish

  • Click Download if you want to download a copy of a file.
  • Click Redact video if you want to create a redacted version of a video file.