Hi everyone, I'm new here. I searched around and didn't find anything close to what I'm looking for. I have footage from my dash cam that I handed over to the police. I ran a red light and could have injured or killed someone. I'm trying to see whether I can use the seemingly useless footage to satisfy my curiosity about whether the person who drove into me did so on purpose. If not, I'll know for sure. If so, I'll take the clear footage back to the police. I am suspicious because when I got out to apologize, she shouted that I ran a red light and "nearly killed a pedestrian." That much is true -- had the pedestrian set off 2 seconds earlier, I would have hit her. The thing that bothers me is that the driver was more concerned about my traffic offense than she was about the Jeep (which belongs to her husband). I apologized to both the driver and the pedestrian (who ran up a few seconds later) and the driver of the Jeep gave her a ride to the Police Station. I followed them and handed over my SDHC card, the police made a DVD copy and issued me a $287 ticket for failing to stop at red light. That wasn't enough for the driver of the Jeep who insisted I had been reckless and speeding prior to "sailing through a red light." The speed limit is 50 and I was not speeding. I am responsible for $5,000+ in damages to both vehicles (if it matters, the damage was to the rear passenger's side of my car (which tore off most of the back bumper) and to the front driver's side of the Jeep).
Is there any trick in Pinnacle 17 that can "subtract" the spots of ice on the windshield? Can the windshield "image noise", being static and somewhat predictable between consecutive frames, be somehow subtracted from adjacent frames? If so, is there software that could render new frames using images from traffic scene? I suppose it would be a similar task to delete any object from a video that is static with respect to the lens, correct? Does anybody know if this is possible using Pinnacle, and if so, how do I go about it?
P.S. I will NEVER drive my car again without being sure I have proper visibility. Lesson learned with nobody injured (thank God)!