Video as Evidence: Adding Essential Information to Video – Mini Guide



This mini guide provides quick tips on how to capture key details through visuals and narration. Documenting  this information will make your video easier to verify and strengthen the chances it could be used as evidence. Consider printing this out as a two-sided reference card and bringing it along when filming.

For additional information, see the full section on Adding Essential Information to Video in the Video as Evidence Field Guide.

The Field Guide is drawn from conversations with attorneys, investigators, analysts, legal scholars, funders and our peers working on-the-ground where the violations happen, and will aim to improve the reliability and effectiveness of video shot as human rights documentation. Learn more at

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