This is a Daubert hearing, maybe in combination with something else. I have heard 'Pierce'. Jury still out.
DS is owner of Contrast Forensics.
O'Mara taking DS through his career.
DS's degree is in fine arts.
DS has done graphic representations for business and government proposals, crime scenes.
His work includes taking field measurements, making total station diagrams.
O'Mara has DS giving a lengthy description of his methods.
DS talking about motion capture suits.
DS uses suits with accelerometers.
DS preparing to present a sample animation from another case.
Looks like technical difficulties.
Attractive blond lady hovering about. Is that the member of the defense team that never talks?
O'Mara despairs of showing video to the room. DS takes his laptop to the bench.
I think this courtroom needs a person with a name on their shirt. You just can't make gadgets work in a suit.
More of DS describing and explaining his methods.
Each of DS's motion capture suits has 16 accelerometers, monitored by a computer in real time.
DS talking about previous criminal cases he has worked on.
DS: All the cases for which he has testified in court have been criminal.
DS: He has been qualified as an expert by a number courts, in graphic representation and animation.
DS: He has never tried and failed to be qualified.
DS: First conversation with defense attorneys in Aug. 2012. He did not become involved then for medical reasons. His next conversation with them was April 2013.
Nelson viewing animation on laptop at bench. Audio is Lauer 911 call. O'Mara says animation ends before audio.
Mantei is at the bench, with DS and O'Mara.
For once we have audio from the bench. DS giving Nelson more explanation.
DS showing Nelson 'slides' on his laptop.
Christina Vazquez tweets Sybrina has left courtroom.
DS is explaining what evidence each 'slide' is based on. The only thing I've found surprising is that Mora's testimony was used.
Bench presentation done. DS back at podium.
Nelson said the technical problem is that DS's laptop is an Apple. O'Mara said during lunch break the data would be moved to another computer.
O'Mara asked a lot more questions about DS's work and other work in the field.
Mantei asked for 5 minute recess before he begins cross. He wants DS on stand (he has been at the podium when not at the bench). Nelson granted both.
About 10:25 AM
Mantei: Cross will take 45 minutes.
Nelson: Too long. Will finish Daubert hearing in afternoon.