High Speed Digital Video Analysis of Bloodstain Pattern
Formation from Common Bloodletting Mechanisms

Over 500 video clips were made of blood spatter experiments that are typically performed by individuals attending a basic bloodstain pattern analysis course. The videos were made possible through a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant administered by the Midwest Forensic Resource Centre (MFRC) in Ames, Iowa. The principal investigators were Terry Laber, Bart Epstein, and Dr. Michael Taylor. Highlights of this research are available for download on this site. It is hoped that these video clips will be helpful to practitioners, instructors and researchers in the field.

It is highly recommended that the videos be viewed using the Photon Fastcam Video Viewer program (PFV). The videos may be viewed with other viewer programs such as Windows Media Player; however, the viewing quality cannot be guaranteed.

Funding for the production of these videos was provided by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Ames Laboratory under its Contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, No. DE-AC02-07CH11358. Use of these videos for non-commercial educational or research purposes is allowed.

MFRC Blood Pattern Analysis Videos