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It used to be that detectives and attorneys on television had wildly exaggerated speed for finding data, especially where audio and video was concerned. Your average TV investigator could spot a stolen car in two weeks of security camera footage or find a damning admission of guilt in an hourslong tape recording in about 30 seconds. Those plot points often made real-life investigators and document reviewers, who routinely spent hours manually reviewing tape, scanning for faces, listening for voices and looking for critical evidence, roll their eyes.

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